Mycroft Holmes

Mycroft Holmes

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Anna Waterhouse / Jul 24, 2019

Mycroft Holmes A new novel written by NBA All Star Kareem Abdul Jabbar Fresh out of Cambridge University the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name for himself in government working for the Secretary of Sta

  • Title: Mycroft Holmes
  • Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Anna Waterhouse
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  • A new novel written by NBA All Star Kareem Abdul Jabbar 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 desceA new novel written by NBA All Star Kareem Abdul Jabbar 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 fianc e 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 treacherous with each step they takeWritten 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.

    Mycroft Holmes Mycroft Holmes is a fictional character appearing in stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.He is the elder brother by seven years of detective Sherlock Holmes.He is described as having abilities of deduction and knowledge exceeding even those of his brother, though their practical use is limited by his poor physique and dislike of fieldwork. Kareem Abdul Jabbar Details Sherlock Holmes First Case in This fall, basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar will continue to uncover the secret history of Sherlock Holmes smarter brother with the release of Mycroft and Sherlock, his second Mycroft Vol The Apocalypse Handbook eBook Mycroft Vol The Apocalypse Handbook Kindle edition by Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Josh Cassara, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Mycroft Vol The Apocalypse Handbook. Diogenes Club The Diogenes Club is a fictional gentleman s club created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and featured in several Sherlock Holmes stories, such as The Greek Interpreter.It seems to have been named after Diogenes the Cynic although this is never explained in the original stories and was co founded by Sherlock s indolent elder brother, Mycroft Holmes. The club is described by Sherlock Holmes in Figuren der Sherlock Holmes Erzhlungen Mycroft Holmes ist der ltere Bruder von Sherlock Holmes.Mycroft ist ein hochbegabter Politikberater in britischen Diensten Laut Holmes soll er die Methode der Deduktion noch besser beherrschen als sein jngerer Bruder, der sich selbst als Meister auf diesem Gebiet bezeichnet, auch wenn sich Mycroft oft auf bequemere und unkompliziertere Lsungen eines Falles beschrnkt. Sherlock Holmes Franchise TV Tropes There are nerds, there are geeks, there are dweebs now meet Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a fictional Private Detective or, Consulting Detective, the term he preferred , an analytical genius with generally unrivaled deductive powers and a certain disregard of social norms note.The original version lived in Victorian London, at B Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows Directed by Guy Ritchie With Robert Downey Jr Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe. Holmes Watson Directed by Etan Cohen With Will Ferrell, John C Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Kelly Macdonald A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

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        Kareem Abdul Jabbar born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr on April 16, 1947 in New York City, New York, United States is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach Typically referred to as Lew Alcindor in his younger days, he changed his name when he converted to Islam.


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    1. So this is all about the young Mycroft Holmes, written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse. I don’t know enough to comment on the contribution of each author but if the 7ft 2" 68 year old record scoring basketball player is the main writer then hats off to the guy he’s done a pretty good job. The story is set in 1870, Mycroft Holmes is 23 and proficiently working his way up the ranks in the Secretary of State’s office, it's an interesting period in British history where they had ma [...]



    2. I was aware that being a successful author was just one of the many things keeping KAJ busy post retirement from the NBA, but this is the last book I expected him to write. Mycroft Holmes has everything that a great Mystery should. A great supporting cast, and a story that keeps you reading until the end. I didn't enjoy this characterization of a young Mycroft as much as I thought I should, perhaps this is because I am so used to the mature version of the character as showcased in the original s [...]


    3. I am a major Sherlock Holmes fan. I have read every one of the Arthur Conan Doyle tales and many of the tributes aka “Pastiches” writtenby others since then. Not surprisingly none of them ever rise to the equivalent of the original but there have been some noble attempts. In Mycroft Holmes written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (yes, that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and Anna Waterhouse, the authors do a very wise move. They avoid the imposing Sherlock and concentrate on his smarter and older brother Mycrof [...]


    4. Four stars because it surprised me by being enjoyably readable. Probably only three stars for actual artistic merit. But, if you imagine a younger Mark Gatiss running around Trinidad with current-day Chiwitel Ejiofor, it makes for an awesome head-movie.


    5. I was more than a little surprised that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had written a Holmsian mystery, not that I've followed the basketball star or had any idea about what his personal interests were. I did wonder if it might be one of those booksyou know the oneswhere the famous person gets a book deal and the book gets a lot of publicity and sells well, but the content of the actual book is rather lackluster. I'm happy to report this wasn't one of those books.The novel has two very likeable protagonists [...]


    6. If this book was a movie, it would be a bad B movie. The plot, dialogue, and scenes lack imagination and bear all the marks of what is trite. Other than the name Holmes, it has no resemblance to a Holmesian tale.The story is about Sherlock’s older brother Mycroft, and therein lies another problem. The authors make Mycroft out to be like Sherlock: a man of action, a man that rides into the fray, a man who boxes - he even gives Sherlock a boxing lesson. I don’t like it when someone writes a fa [...]


    7. Is it heretic to say that I prefer Douglas to Watson?This book looks at Sherlock Holmes' brother Mycroft in his early salad days, if you can see the Holmes' bros as having salad days. Mycroft's best buddy is Douglas, a black American, and Douglas actually plays a greater role in the story than Watson. The story is a good mix of action and mystery. It also ties in very well with history, so the story itself is largely believable. Sherlock, too, makes an appearance. The only false note is the roma [...]


    8. Together with Anna Waterhouse, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar relates a story of Sherlock Holmes' older brother, telling of his first adventure when he was only twenty-three. Mycroft Holmes is an intricately plotted, dramatic account. And, it's marvelous, with the tone of the original stories.While his younger brother is in college, Mycroft is already making a name for himself as secretary to the Secretary of State for War. He aspires to work for Queen and country, marry his gorgeous fiancée, Georgiana, a [...]


    9. Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.A new dimension has been added to the fans of Sherlock Holmes and it is that of his older brother Mycroft. The setting is after the Civil War in London. Mycroft in his early twenties and his best friend Cyrus Douglas formerly of Trinidad have been informed of horrific crimes against small children taking place in Trinidad. Footprints facing in the opposite direction of the pathways taken and children being called to their doom. Mycroft and Douglas have a pla [...]


    10. In essence, this is a prequel to what we know of Sherlock Holmes' older brother Mycroft. I started out thinking it was going to be a straightforward historical mystery, possibly with some supernatural elements. Ultimately though it was a much deeper story, with more commentary on social justice of the time and nothing supernatural.The locales of London and the West Indies, mostly Trinidad, provide a colorful and diverse background. Mycroft and his sidekick Cyrus Douglas are smart and inventive. [...]


    11. Oh, honey I mean, I guess I don't regret reading it, but this was certainly not to my caliber. I got it on a deal, am obsessed with everything Holmes, and was entirely intrigued by the author, but it read as I suspected. I knew better, really, but curiosity.In any case. Interesting story I guess (though predictable), unique take, but certainly deeply flawed in its representation of Mycroft Holmes, canonically speaking, and definitely not literary. It had well-crafted sentences and visuals, but b [...]


    12. Rather impressed with the quality of Mr. Abdul-Jabbar's Holmes fan fiction. :) Compelling story, interesting characters, a plot that moved at a good clip, and lots of historic detail to make it even more enjoyable to read. Rather well done!


    13. Love this book! I'm a big fan of Jabbar lately due to his op-eds, but this one transcends current political climates. Just a great book, with an impactful ending.


    14. Mycroft Holmes is ready to begin his governmental career after completing his education at Cambridge. Mycroft's comfortable life is turned upside down when his best friend Cyrus Douglas, a man of African descent from Trinidad (also the place where Mycroft's finacee, Georgiana, grew up), receives troubling reports from home about the strange disappearances of children. There are reports of mysterious footprints on the beach and the children found drained of blood. It seems as if spirits are lurin [...]


    15. Historical Fiction4.5 starsMycroft Holmes, Sherlock's older brother, is just out of University, working in the office of the Secretary of State for War in London. He has ties to Trinidad, the birthplace of his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, a man of African descent, and where his fiancée Georgiana Sutton was raised.Mycroft's ordered world is turned upside down when Douglas receives troubling reports from home. Mycroft, thoroughly besotted with his fiancée, Georgiana, is torn between staying in En [...]


    16. This is so bad it's actually almost funny. I have no idea who the main protagonist is, but he sure as hell is not Mycroft Holmes. There are more fight scenes than in most modern Hollywood films. And some of them are hilarious! People survive from absolutely ridiculous situations without much damage. And I mean ridiculous, really. Like Michael Bay thinks this book is maybe a bit over the top with all the action and explosions. Also, the only female character is absolutely useless and an excellent [...]


    17. I pre-ordered this book the moment I heard of it; it's such a brilliant idea. but sadly, that's all.This book is not at all what you'd expect, and even though it does have its entertaining moments, its conspiracy is, at intervals, equally predictable and confusing. In the end, it simply washed over me.


    18. It was fine. Really, the best parts were when Douglas would tell Mycroft not to act like such a know-it-all (stop telling us how obvious the answer is and just tell us the answer, right?). It was kind of fussy.


    19. First Sentence: The old man had heard of them, of course.Young Mycroft Holmes is fresh out of Cambridge University, engaged to the beautiful Georgiana Sutton, who was raised in Trinidad, and working for the Secretary of State for War. Holmes’ good friend Cyrus Douglas, a free black also from Trinidad, receives word that the bodies of children are being found drained of blood. Georgiana suddenly departs for her home. Mycroft and Douglas decide to follow, never expecting the danger into which th [...]


    20. I wasn't sure what to expect from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's "Mycroft Holmes," but I was pleasantly surprised nonetheless. At the outset, it did not feel like a Holmes book, but it quickly found its rhythm and I was caught up in the story that centers on Sherlock's elder brother, a young man still just a couple of years out of university. In fact, Sherlock hardly appears at all, but that was a good thing. Still, there is much in common between the siblings, though Mycroft (and Abdul-Jabbar) likes to [...]


    21. So this book is not bad. I didn't have any expectations because pastiches and spin offs are rarely as good as their original series. But turned out Mycroft Holmes is pretty decent, adventurous, and refreshing. Mycroft reminds me of Sherlock actually, but in different style. Cyrus Douglas is a good -albeit a bit typical - sidekick. And the historical background of the story is also pretty good - the writers have done their homework well. This is my first time reading Kareem Abdul Jabar's book, an [...]


    22. This is surprisingly good story! I am a bit disappointed Abdul-Jabbar doesn't use his unique experience to create something original. Perhaps that's the point, he's trying to stay true to the Holmesian universe. I, myself, am not the biggest fan of detective stories. This one had elements of racial and societal justice in Venezuela in a post Civil War Era. Just come on and join Sherlock's older brother for quite the adventurous ride.


    23. I had no expectations for this book and wondered if an NBA player could write a worthy book on such a storied character. What a wonderful surprise! Loved this book! Plot twists and mystery make for a delightful read.


    24. 4.5 stars, for sure.For all his vaunted intelligence (he is a Holmes, after all), Mycroft is still given to the follies of youth. He is awareof them, of course, but dismisses any problems his arrogance might cause until it catches up to him. Cyrus Douglas, his best friend, is an older man who indulges Mycroft's need for adulation for while keeping his own counsel on Mycroft's naiveté. It's a shifting of the traditional Sherlock and Watson dynamic. We don't need two pairs of the exact same chara [...]


    25. This captivating historical mystery set in the 1870s lured me into not putting this book down from the first madcap adventure to the last soulfully satisfying page. This book appealed to me on many levels, there was an intriguing mystery, rich historical details, and a tinge of romance. Often for me it is the characters in a mystery that hold my attention, and the young Mycroft Holmes and his closest friend Cyrus Douglas, a native of Trinidad, prove to be a formidable duo as they seek to solve t [...]


    26. I tried to like this, I really did. I had no idea Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was such a Sherlockian - pretty cool. I also like the premise that it was about Mycroft Holmes instead of Sherlock. The result, unfortunately, was less than stellar.Abdul-Jabbar got so engrossed in over-explaining every deduction Mycroft made that the overall pace of the book really suffered. The premise of the story was fine, but the conclusion was extremely unlikely and very much over the top. Not recommended.


    27. I had a lot of hope for this book, because who doesn't love concept: NBA superstar writes mystery novel based on a famous character. Sadly, the book is pretty tepid. There's nothing particularly Mycroftian about the main character, and the story is pretty slow to get going. I gave up after reading the same chapter three times and nothing stuck. It's a short book, but I'm not going to finish it right now.


    28. This caught my eye because of one of the authors, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, plus I just love Holmes stories. This time, the story centers on Mycroft instead of Sherlock, which is a smart move for the author as there isn't a much in the original stories about Mycroft as a young man. The plotting and pace are quite good. The two authors put together a fine story with memorable characters. I finished the book in 2 days and I hope that there will be a sequel.


    29. A well written and enjoyable story in the style of the original series by Sir Arthur Doyle. The book features 23 year old Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's older brother. Mycroft is rising young star, the secretary for Britain's Secretary of War. When his fiancée suddenly and without warning takes off for the Caribbean, the game is afoot. An original and welcome addition to the Holmes world.


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