Mycroft Holmes Hardback
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 fiancee 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/09/2015
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781783291533
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Review by bookswoman
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has scored a 3-pointer from behind the half-court line! Taking on anything in the Holmes area is always risky because the originals are so well known and so well loved. This books takes a long, hard look at Sherlock's older brother, Mycroft. Mycroft is 23 years old, newly engaged and looking forward to his upcoming marriage. He is working as an Undersecretary to the Secretary of War for Great Britain and life appears to be good. He enjoys his time with Georgiana and with his very good friend, Cyrus Douglas. By chance, both Douglas and Georgiana come from the same island, Trinidad. Georgiana comes from landholding stock and Douglas from black slavery.When Georgiana gets a letter telling her that children are dying in Port of Spain she sets off for Trinidad on the next ship. Mycroft convinces his boss that there may be "issues" on the island and along with Douglas secures passage on the same vessel.What follows is a tale of deception, danger, and human trafficking that tests both Holmes and Douglas to the very limits of their intelligence and their strength.While Sherlock makes a couple of brief appearances, this is truly a story of Mycroft, and it is very well done. I don't know if Abdul-Jabbar wants to write a series, but if he does I hope he makes that series with these characters.