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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

Old fashioned detective story

The Diamond Master - Jacques Futrelle

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.