The Classics Club Spin Result

Classics Club

The spin number in The Classics Club Spin was announced yesterday. It’s number …


which for me is He Who Whispers by John Dickson Carr. The rules of the Spin are that this is the book for me to read by August 31, 2018.


My copy is a Golden Age Mystery, one of the Green Penguin Crime and Mystery series paperbacks, published in 1953 (first published in 1946). It features Dr Gideon Fell.

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

At the edge of the woods by the river stands the tower. Once part of a chateau since burnt down, only the tower remains. The inside is but a shell with a stone staircase climbing spirally up the wall to a flat stone roof with a parapet.

One that parapet the body of Howard Brooke lay bleeding. The murderer, when Brooke’s back was turned, must have drawn the sword-cane from it sheath and run him through the body. And this must have occurred between ten minutes to four and five minutes past four, when the two children discovered him dying.

Yet the evidence showed conclusively that during this time not a living soul came near him.

I’m looking forward to reading He Who Whispers as I  haven’t read any of Carr’s books before and I’m really pleased one of the crime fiction novels I listed came up in the Spin.

Did you take part in the Classics Spin? What will you be reading?

11 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin Result

  1. Oh, the spin stopped at a Carr, Margaret! I really hope you’ll enjoy it. I think Carr wrote some excellent ‘impossible’ stories with some complex plots.

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  2. Oh, that sounds like a fun spin! I think I read some of his books in my youth but haven’t read anything in recent years, but one of his books – The Hollow Man – is on my vintage crime challenge list. Hope you enjoy this one!

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  3. That’s a good result! I read one of John Dickson Carr’s short stories in a crime anthology and have been meaning to look for one of his full-length novels ever since. I’ll be interested to know what you think of this one.

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    1. Yes, I’m pleased with this result! I don’t think I’ve read any of his short stories, but I still have a few crime anthologies in my TBRs.


  4. This sounds very intriguing Margaret – I hope you enjoy it! Sadly I wasn’t able to take part in this spin as I was away on holiday! I look forward to taking part in the next one. 🙂


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