The result of the latest Classics Club Spin has been revealed today.
The idea of the Spin was to list twenty books from my Classics Club list, number them 1 to 20, and the number announced by the Classics Club represents the book I have to read before 12th December. The number that has been selected is…
And this means the book I need to read is…
Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B Hughes
It’s carnival time in Santa Fe, and three out-of-town visitors are drawn together in the heat, the smells and the colour of the festival…
Sailor, a hood from Chicago, is there to confront his boss, Sen, a crooked politician, to try to get money for what he knows about the murder of Sen’s wife, killed supposedly during a robbery gone wrong.
Following them both is Mac, a man from the same side of the tracks as Sailor, but who has made very different choices. He’s a cop now, and wants Sailor to testify against Sen and put him away.
The three strangers collide, retreat and advance through the streets of New Mexico, moving ever closer to a charged and unexpected outcome…
I’m happy with this result! It’s not a book I would normally have chosen to read based on the description, but The Expendable Man was one of my favourite books read last year and I’ve been looking forward to reading more by Dorothy B Hughes. It’s also one of the shorter books on my list so I should easily be able to finish it by the deadline.
Did you take part in the spin? Are you pleased with your result?
22 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #28: The result”
Another author I’m not familiar with! I hope this mystery is as good as The Expendable Man that you liked so much. 🙂
Yes, I hope so too!
I’m glad you got one that you’ll almost certainly enjoy. I’ve just realised that my number 12 End of the Chapter is actually three books!
I hope you enjoy it, even if it’s going to be more time consuming than you expected!
That sounds like a fun one – great result! Hope you enjoy it. 😀
It does sound good!
This looks like a fun read…and we all need that sometimes. My number 12 is The Matriarch, by GB Stern, a book and author I don’t think is well-known. It’s been on my shelf for a long time so getting it read is a good thing!
I don’t know much about The Matriarch or GB Stern, but I hope you enjoy it!
That should be interesting. Nice and dark for the holiday season. 🙂
It does sound dark. I’m looking forward to starting it.
I’m just basing that observation on the author.
Sounds good. I’ve been trying to get ARCs of some of these reprints, but so far, I’ve been turned down for them.
It’s disappointing when you keep getting turned down for books you think you would enjoy – particularly if you don’t know why. I hope this one will be as good as it sounds.
Oh, I think I know why… some publishers don’t want to give ARCs to people in countries that aren’t “normal”!
This does look fun, hope you enjoy it!
Thanks! I hope it’s as much fun as it looks!
Very interesting! And I have not read this author at all! Hope you enjoy the book and I look forward to your review!
Thank you! I can highly recommend The Expendable Man, which is the only one of her books I’ve read so far.
Interesting selection. Here is the link to mine: https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2021/10/17/classics-club-spin-28-result-is-number-12/
It does sound interesting. I hope you enjoy yours!
Sorry I haven’t popped by earlier – I seemed to have missed your post in the excitement of results time! Great to see you got a book you are pleased with, that’s short and by an author you are keen to read more of. As you know I was happy with my result of A Passage to India by E.M. Forster. Happy reading! 😊
Thank you. I’m glad I managed to avoid some of the longer ones on my list for now. I’m hoping to start it soon!