Classics Club Spin #29: The Result

The result of the latest Classics Club Spin was revealed yesterday.

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 30th April. The number that has been selected is…


And this means the book I need to read is…

In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes

I wasn’t expecting this one to come up, for some reason, but I’m quite pleased that it did! Hughes’ Ride the Pink Horse was one of my books of the year in 2021 and The Expendable Man in 2020, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy this one just as much.

Did you take part in the spin? Are you happy with your result?

19 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #29: The Result

  1. piningforthewest says:

    I haven’t read anything by this author, but I’ve just reserved it from the library, based on the cover!

  2. Cyberkitten says:

    Interesting. I don’t think I’ve come across this author – despite being a huge Noir fan. I’ve probably seen the movie though – especially with Bogart in it! Added to my ‘interest’ list.

  3. FictionFan says:

    I’m quite jealous since this was on my list and I was secretly hoping it might come up! But I got Castle Rackrent instead and I’m pleased about that too, since I’ve wanted to read it for ages. I’ll be looking forward to hearing what you think of In a Lonely Place… 😀

    • Helen says:

      Hopefully you’ll have a chance to read this one soon anyway. I haven’t read Castle Rackrent – I’ll be interested to hear more about it!

  4. Calmgrove says:

    Sounds ideal, Helen, a brilliant distraction! I’m not officially joining in Spins — haven’t for a year or more now — but I note that the book I’ve been determined to get back to soon is Gormenghast and that happens to be eleventh on my list of 13 remaining Classics Club titles! An omen, a veritable sign…

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