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Mycroft Holmes free read ½ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ A new novel written by NBA All Star Kareem Abdul JabbarFresh 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 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 governmen. 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

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Ton was raisedMycroft’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. This was pretty terrible I don't blame Mr Abdul Jabbar though because I assume the writing was mostly handled by the not so much a ghost co author and that Kareem's name was used to garner sales because everyone loves him and he is a big celebrity I tend to assume that is usually the case when some celebrity who has never ever written anything or even talked about writing suddenly launches a package like this Update See Comments belowNormally I would not go near such a production but I have a soft spot for Mycroft Holmes and I am always curious to see what writers do with him FYI Neil Gaiman has a Sherlock Mycroft story in his book Trigger Warning Short Fictions and Disturbances called The Case of Death and Honey which I thoroughly enjoyed Abdul JabbarWaterhouse's book begins well or perhaps I should say that I rather liked the beginning Let me put it that way There's not much artistry to the book but I enjoyed the initial set up Unfortunately once the main characters go ship ahoy the story begins to sink fast Each chapter is a bit convoluted and stupider than the last What begins as a light and rather fun piece of commercial fiction launches off into deep waters trying hard to say something serious and important about racism slavery violence and human trafficking that has not already been explored better and intelligently by well just about anyone who ever touched these subjects I love this line though ‘You may be an undigested bit of beef a blot of mustard a crumb of cheese a fragment of an underdone potato There’s of gravy than of grave about you ' but of course that Dickens' Scrooge talking to Marley's ghost and our author is only borrowing his wit just as I am doing now by borrowing from the borrowerSo I cannot recommend to anyone that they spend their time or money on a book that is really bad in every way beyond the first chapter or two I've nothing against light commercial fiction but it should play to its strengths and not take on huge hairy social issues in my opinion What started off as the book version of a frothing cold Tasmanian beer at the end of a hot summer hike turned into something like a lukewarm Budweiser sipped miserably whilst trudging through a mosuito swarmed swamp Having said that there was plenty of cheesiness to go with that beer This story is available online too Here's the link The Case of Death and Honey

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Mycroft HolmesA new novel written by NBA All Star Kareem Abdul JabbarFresh 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 Sut. 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 stories and many subseuent novels I also wished that there had been Sherlock although I really enjoyed his characterization as an annoying younger brother I look forward to reading about Mycroft and Douglas friendship in future books Overall a strong first entry into the genre which will hopefully make for a fun series