Did you know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a novel called Mycroft Holmes? Okay, I'm two years late for this revelation, but with the help of author Anna Waterhouse, this book has the most amazing descriptions. I have not finished the book yet, but I'm nearly there. The first few chapters drag because the plot is slow to develop. The only thing I do know is Mycroft is brother to the famous Sherlock Holmes, and he has the same mystery-solving mind too. I tried to see what other novels Anna Waterhouse has written, because I would snap those up as well. Truly, she has a gift. However, it looks like she mainly writes scripts and doesn't have any novels beyond Mycroft Holmes. I'm keeping my eye on her. If she takes up romance, there'd be no stopping her.
Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name for himself in government, working for the Secretary of State for War. Yet this most British of civil servants has strong ties to the faraway island of Trinidad, the birthplace of his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, a man of African descent, and where his fiancée Georgiana Sutton was raised.
Mycroft’s comfortable existence is overturned when Douglas receives troubling reports from home. There are rumors of mysterious disappearances, strange footprints in the sand, and spirits enticing children to their deaths, their bodies found drained of blood. Upon hearing the news, Georgiana abruptly departs for Trinidad. Near panic, Mycroft convinces Douglas that they should follow her, drawing the two men into a web of dark secrets that grows more treacherous with each step they take...
Written by NBA superstar Kareem Abdul- Jabbar and screenwriter Anna Waterhouse, Mycroft Holmes reveals the untold story of Sherlock’s older brother. This harrowing adventure changed his life, and set the stage for the man Mycroft would become: founder of the famous Diogenes Club and the hidden power behind the British government.
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