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?