Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Pens Book on Mycroft Holmes

71vej8t9ShLI was never a big sports guy, but I loved the movie AIRPLANE! and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stole the movie as one of the doomed pilots. While Abdul-Jabbar made a name for himself as a basketball player, he recently wrote a Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock’s older brother) pastiche with writer Anna Waterhouse.

Leslie S. Klinger (a recent interviewee) had posted this story and even Steven Doyle (another interviewee) posted about this.

Check out the write up on the Publisher’s Weekly site.

You can get the book on Amazon.com here.

Here’s the write up:

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…


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