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Mycroft and Sherlock (MYCROFT HOLMES Book 2) by [Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse]
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Fans of Sir Conan Arthur Doyle’s novels, or anything Sherlock Holmes, might enjoy this take on the classic detective tale told from Mycroft Holmes’ perspective.

Sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has proven that basketball isn’t his only strong suit. He’s an all-around Renaissance man — with his mysteries series revolving around Mycroft Holmes to be proof. Mycroft and Sherlock, from Titan Books, isn’t the first book he’s written (and it isn’t the first book about Mycroft Holmes that he’s written, either). But it is a stand-out mystery novel, regardless of if you’ve read the first story or not.

You’ve seen Sherlock’s older brother, Mycroft, on screen portrayed by the legendary Stephen Fry in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. And he’s even appeared in the hit BBC show, Sherlock, portrayed by the series co-creator Mark Gatiss. But neither of these two popular adaptations really give you as good as a look into Mycroft’s life as does Abdul-Jabbar’s Mycroft and Sherlock. With Anna Waterhouse as a co-author, the book is a hit all throughout. 

PRAISE FOR MYCROFT AND SHERLOCK

“Careful attention to details, lively characters, and thrilling plotting all make this entry from Team Abdul-Jabbar and Waterhouse a winner! It’s a joy to share the company of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes before they were--well, Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes!” Leslie S. Klinger, Editor, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes

"A better than worthy successor to an extraordinary debut, Mycroft and Sherlock plunges Douglas, Mycroft, and his impossibly abrasive teen brother Sherlock into a dark conspiracy in which the mutilated corpses of Chinese immigrants are somehow tied to the disappearance of a narcotics-addicted street urchin. Told with sublime historical detail, keen plotting, and a warm heart, this marvelous sequel grants us new glimpses into the life of a young, vibrant, brilliant Mycroft Holmes." Lyndsay Faye, bestselling author of The Gods of Gotham

“The authors have masterfully captured the Victorian idiom. By dropping in clever references to the canon in this Mycroftian prequel, the overall chronology is linked seamlessly. Detailing the complex relationship of the Brothers Holmes and their extraordinary powers of observation--Mycroft’s low-key omnipresent talent vs. Sherlock’s pure performance art--is very satisfying, filling in blanks we never thought would be completed. Lovely reading… an excellent addition to Holmesian literature.” Michael F. Whelan, “Wiggins”, Baker Street Irregulars

“As a BSI for nearly a half-century I am fussy about pastiches and cannot praise Mycroft and Sherlock too highly. The tone is spot on, and the characters--nicely tweaked from Doyle’s portrayal--come to compelling life in this rousing adventure.” Otto Penzler, The Mysterious Bookshop

"Queen Victoria charges Mycroft with an impossible mission while a 19-year-old Sherlock investigates his first case; the death of a young boy; supposedly an opium addict, but Sherlock’s acumen tells him otherwise. The two stories twist around each other until cleverly tangling into one. The fractious brothers are a Victorian Odd Couple, bickering and competing their way into the darkest corners of London’s drug trade. The book is smart, fun and paced like a 100-meter sprint. Mycroft and Sherlock is a worthy addition to the Sherlock Holmes legend and lore." Joe Ide, author of the IQ novels and winner of the Shamus, Macavity and Anthony Awards, NYT Critics Best Books 2016, Washington Post’s Best Thrillers 2016

"I’ve written dozens of mysteries, but I’ve consciously stayed away from creating a hero who might be described as Holmesian. Here’s the thing: I’m not smart enough to write a Holmesian character, though I am self-aware enough to accept this sad fact. Nor do I have a keen eye for observational detail. Because of these limitations, my detectives have the qualities I can manage and are armed only with a sharp tongue and some moxie. Fortunately, Kareem and Anna are braver, and oh so much smarter, than I… I love these mysteries. I love the era. I love the language. On some level I resent Kareem and Anna as they deliver all the ingeniousness that eludes me while still imbuing Mycroft with a sharp tongue and moxie all his own. It doesn’t seem fair.” Rob Thomas, writer/producer, Veronica MarsiZombie

"Fans will want to read this sturdy pastiche" - Kirkus Reviews

"In a sequel that takes place two years following the events detailed in the authors’ outstanding Mycroft Holmes (2015), Abdul-Jabbar and Waterhouse again nail the historical ambience, the dialogue, and the plotting, effectively paying tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle but also adding large dollops of humor and romance. This is a wonderful mystery in what one hopes will be a long-running series." -Booklist Starred Review

"Fans of Conan Doyle will appreciate the period accuracy, but a much wider audience will enjoy the intelligent treatment of race and social standing as part of a well-­plotted, intriguing mystery." 
-Library Journal - Starred Review 

"Engrossing, emotional...fun... Readers will find plenty of reasons to celebrate this latest Sherlockian adventure."  -BookPage

"Mycroft and Sherlock has a well laid out plot with many twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing. And for Sherlock Holmes fans, it is a perfect edition to sit next to Conan Doyle on the library shelf." -New York Journal of Books

"Here is a Victorian London both as seamy as you could wish for and more diverse than you might expect, through which Sherlock Holmes’s smarter older brother strides with sleek authority, solving a tantalising mystery (with just a little help from his sibling). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has scored another slam-dunk Holmesian hit." James Lovegrove, New York Times bestseller


"The smoke of the London Underground, the funk of the Devil's Acre, the vapors of opium. The atmosphere rises off the pages in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse's sequel to their hugely entertaining Mycroft Holmes. Now, in Mycroft and Sherlock, the Holmes brothers--each brilliant in his own way--must solve a case that lays bare the dark heart of Imperial London: a fraternal duo in a story paced like a whirlwind ride through the night." - Martin Rosenstock

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",&#8203; 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B078ZZY1B1
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Titan Books (October 9, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 9, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1616 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 281 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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