Mycroft Holmes

A novel featuring Sherlock Holmes's brother Mycroft Holmes as he assists the Secretary of State and becomes embroiled in a mystery in Trinidad. Based on actual history.

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"For outsize polymathic energy and accomplishment, Abdul-Jabbar - N.B.A. champion, cultural ambassador, author - rivals Conan Doyle himself." - New York Times

"Abdul-Jabbar and Waterhouse have created a smart origin story for Mycroft that slots neatly onto the shelves next to the original canon." - Los Angeles Times

"Holmesians will find much to appreciate in the novel's depiction of a character whose mind is as keen as Sherlock's." - Time.com

"If you're only aware of Abdul-Jabbar's skill on the basketball court, get ready-this is an assured novel that fans of Holmes stories (old-school and new) will love." - Barnes and Noble

"MYCROFT HOLMES is beautifully written and full of intrigue...while still managing to be a lot of fun."- Robert Towne, Oscar-winning screenwriter of Chinatown

"The book is extremely well-written and well-researched, with layers of sensory detail and filmic tableaux...Doylean Easter Eggs are also sprinkled throughout and are presented with a witty subtlety that will delight longtime fans...Mycroft Holmes is a good book and an engaging mystery for Sherlockians and non-Sherlockians alike, but it's a particular delight for aficionados of the Doylean world. Here's hoping Abdul-Jabbar and Waterhouse write many more." - Baker Street Babes

"I'm proud to have worked with Kareem, my friend of many years, on this project! It adds an exciting, new dimension to the life of Sherlock Holmes, and Kareem's passion for history has given the story a new twist." - Leslie S. Klinger, editor, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes

"Moving beyond the echo of big-time basketball's cheering multitudes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has found an unlikely second career in the quietude of a writer's life. In his latest literary effort, he indulges his longtime appreciation for the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and gives us a rousing mystery novel featuring Sherlock Holmes' older and smarter brother, Mycroft, while launching a new series of adventures." - Gay Talese, author of A Writer's Life

"With this meticulously researched work, Abdul-Jabbar and Waterhouse have pulled off the near-impossible with MYCROFT HOLMES: given us a novel that will appeal to any fan of good storytelling, an instant classic in the Sherlockian pastiche genre, and a must-read for history buffs. If you love the Holmes brothers, you will love this book. But more importantly, if you care about history and culture and passion and civil rights, you will love it all the more."- Lyndsay Faye, bestselling author, The Gods of Gotham

"Basketball legend Abdul-Jabbar (Black Profiles in Courage) makes his triumphant adult fiction debut with an action yarn that fills in the backstory of Sherlock Holmes's older and smarter brother, Mycroft. In 1870, the 23-year-old Mycroft, who has a reputation as a daredevil, is serving as a secretary at the War Office when word reaches London of a series of unusual deaths in Trinidad. Someone, or some thing, has been killing children and draining their blood. The locals believe the culprits are supernatural beings known as lougarou, who drain children of their blood, and douen, who leave highly unusual footprints near their victims. The tragic news stuns Mycroft's fiancée, Georgiana Sutton, who immediately sails home to Trinidad. Disobeying her request to stay behind, Mycroft follows Georgiana to Trinidad, where he must exercise his intellect and his innate diplomatic skills to solve the crimes and remain alive. Sherlockians who relish the screen adventures of Cumberbatch and Downey will be particularly entertained." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Abdul-Jabbar, a Holmesian since his college days, joins forces with Waterhouse to offer a rousing mystery starring Sherlock's older (and smarter) brother, Mycroft, a rising star in the British government. The action begins in 1870 London but quickly moves to Trinidad, where Mycroft's closest friend, Cyrus Douglas, a native of the island, must travel to investigate what s
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 336
Erscheinungsdatum 07.06.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78329-154-0
Verlag Titan Publ. Group Ltd.
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/12,8/3 cm
Gewicht 293 g
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