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.
This book by Jacques Futrelle is a treat to read. It was roughly written in the same period of time in which the Sherlock Holmes stories were written. No DNA, no fingerprints, but deduction only. The story is not very surprising, but nevertheless it contains some surprising elements. The writing is entertaining and good. I can recommend it
The author Jaques Futrelle died in 1912 on the Titanic.