Monday, April 2, 2018

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Mycroft Holmes

Title: Mycroft Holmes
By: Kareem Abdul-Jabar
Published: 2015
Call #: AF/Abdul-Jabar

Looking for a book that expands the Sherlock universe?  Then try Mycroft Holmes written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  The novel begins in 1870 when Mycroft Holmes, the older and smarter brother of Sherlock, joins his friend Cyrus Douglas on a journey to Trinidad. Douglas, a native of the island, received some letters that compel him to discover why children are being murdered on the island.  Mycroft has another reason for traveling with Douglas--his fiance Georgianna has fled to Trinidad with a warning to Mycroft not to follow her.  After a dangerous ocean voyage, Mycroft and Douglas uncover a nefarious plot that if it succeeds, will shock the world. 
Full of historical detail, non-stop action, and well choreographed fight scenes, this adventurous novel will appeal to fans of mysteries, adventure and historical fiction.  If you like this mystery, look for the next novel, Mycroft and Sherlock,by Abdul-Jabbar coming out in October 2018.

Lynn D
Popular Materials Librarian