Mycroft and Sherlock

Mycroft and Sherlock

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse


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The new novel by NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, starring brothers Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes.

It is 1872, and a series of gruesome murders is the talk of London. Mycroft Holmes—now twenty-six and a force to be reckoned with at the War Office—has no interest in the killings; however, his brother Sherlock has developed a distasteful fascination for the macabre to the detriment of his studies, much to Mycroft's frustration.
When a ship carrying cargo belonging to Mycroft's best friend Cyrus Douglas runs aground, Mycroft persuades Sherlock to serve as a tutor at the orphanage that Douglas runs as a charity, so that Douglas might travel to see what can be salvaged. Sherlock finds himself at home among the street urchins, and when a boy dies of a suspected drug overdose, he decides to investigate, following a trail of strange subterranean symbols to the squalid opium dens of the London docks.
Meanwhile a meeting with a beautiful Chinese woman leads Mycroft to the very same mystery, one that forces him to examine the underbelly of the opium trade that is enriching his beloved Britain's coffers.
As the stakes rise, the brothers find that they need one another's assistance and counsel. But a lifetime of keeping secrets from each other may have catastrophic consequences...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785659287
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Series: Mycroft Holmes Series , #2
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 79,348
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 8.02(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a huge Holmesian—7'2" tall, basketball's all-time leading scorer, and a U.S. cultural ambassador. He's written extensively, including What Color is My World (children's), Brothers in Arms (military history), and On the Shoulders of Giants (black history). His novel Mycroft Holmes, starring Sherlock Holmes less well known but far more talented older brother, was published in 2015.

Anna Waterhouse has sold and/or optioned several scripts, consulted on a feature-length doc for HBO, was supervising producer/co-writer of Netflix/Showtime's "On the Shoulders of Giants,"​ which won an NAACP Image Award for best documentary, has taught screenwriting at both Chapman University and at U.S.C., and is currently working on a limited series with acclaimed writer Robert Towne.

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Mycroft and Sherlock 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate it when these stories end. I want them to go on and on. It's the other half of the Holmes brothers that I can't get enough of.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Intelligent mystery.
rokinrev More than 1 year ago
If someone is hurt, regardless of whether the perpetrator is a middleman or at the bottom of the rung, he is still culpable. Hierarchy, like ignorance, is no excuse.” This second book about Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes and Douglas shows, in this reviewer's opinion, that the authors are much more comfortable with the characters and the process of telling a story overall. I enjoyed this story much more than the first. However, I won't be going out of my way to read others in the series should they materialize. Recommended 4 /5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book but would have liked the mystery to be less obvious.
Plethora More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader it is rare to find a book that is intellectual, humorous and unpredictable. I found Mycroft and Sherlock well written and the characters are interesting and well developed. I hope there will be many more adventures with the Holmes brothers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm always looking for new Holmes perspectives that are not goofy and was sceptical at first. I'm glad I got it. It was a good read. I will try Mycroft next.