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Rene Hasekamp

I read books (and place a review here afterwards) in the following categories Mystery/Detective, British literature (mostly older books, from Gutenberg.org), Adventure, some Dutch lieterature and more.

My top favorite writers are John Galsworthy, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, but among my five-star reviews you will also find (debuts of) contemporary writers. A recent example is Gillian Flynn. I mostly read ebooks.


Currently reading

King Bhumibol Adulyadej: A Life's Work
Dominic Faulder, Nicholas Grossman
Progress: 96/400 pages
The Jacques Futrelle Megapack: 47 Tales of the Thinking Machine and Others
Jacques Futrelle
Progress: 905/1417 pages

The end of Poirot

Het doek valt - Agatha Christie, G.R. de Bruin

The last Poirot, and a very good one. Poirot returns to Styles, where his first case was set and invites Hastings to be there too. Poirot is hunting a serial killer, who uses very inconventional means to kill.
Poirot, who now is old and in bad health, chooses his own way to solve the case. Before he can communicate this with Hastings, Poirot dies. He appears to have left a letter for Hastings, in which everything is revealed. Probably the best Poirot. There are enough suspects and surprises to put the reader several times on the wrong leg.