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Sep 23, 2021VJdeLisle rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
It was interesting to read that Adbul-Jabbar considers himself a "huge Holmesian" and even used that deductive reasoning on the court to outwit his opponents. This fast paced novel was an enjoyable read; although I have to say I believe…
Aug 29, 2021JCLAnneG rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The best center in NBA history wrote a book about Sherlock Holmes' older brother in this Holmes retelling. Of course I need this African American fiction. So this historical fiction is all about the young Mycroft Holmes, written by Kareem…
Jun 16, 2021pacl_teens rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
"Mycroft Holmes is engaged to Georgiana, who was raised on an island called Trinidad. Mycroft’s friend Douglas also came from Trinidad, and hears news of children’s bodies being found drained of blood. When Georgiana hears the news, she…
May 14, 2021bocalibrary_Alex rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
We all know the famous Sherlock Holmes, but in the new series by Anna Waterhouse and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, we learn about his older brother Mycroft Holmes. In this tale of mystery and suspense, we follow Mycroft from the…
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Mar 15, 2021JCLS_Ashland_Kristin rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
For fans of Holmes, this is a fun imagining of what Mycroft would have been like as a young man. It's the beginning of a series, and feels like an origin story for both Mycroft and Sherlock.
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Apr 09, 2020sapl3 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
JOANNE'S MYSTERY PICKS Mycroft Holmes is making a name for himself as the Secretary to the Secretary of State for War in the British government. When his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, receives disturbing reports of child murders in his…
Jul 15, 2019libraryvol rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I love Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. This book was a sad, pale imitation of the master.
Jun 04, 2019snailgem rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I haven't read much Holmes, but it read like I thought a Holmes book would read. And the story was pretty good. It's an experience of Mycroft's when he was 23, and Sherlock was still in school.
Feb 08, 2018DPLSaraQT rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Yes, this is by *that* Kareem, plus co-author Anna Waterhouse. This was an EXCELLENT Holmes story! Even if it is the older Holmes brother. Much more humanity and far more diversity than one ever sees in a typical Holmes-ian spin-off.…
Sep 29, 2017barigsoy rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A total page-turner! The subject matter is a little dark, but the book is brilliantly written. I thoroughly enjoyed this story about Sherlock Holmes' older brother Mycroft.
Oct 30, 2016PimaLib_MaryG rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a great book if you love Sherlock Holmes, historical fiction, books that address social ills, or if you just love great books. This is Holmes before Sherlock. Mycroft has ties to Trinidad through love and friendship that lead him…
Aug 11, 2016hayasash rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I was expecting one of those novels written in epoch jargon and positively tedious to read but instead got a simple enough (with a word here and there of course) fantastically woven story. Holmes' mind is both incredibly fascinating and…
Aug 01, 2016ArapahoeStaff34 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
It was okay. A little wordy in parts and the settings weren't always the greatest. The mystery itself felt at once ho-hum and then overly layered. I didn't like the overly presentist tone either. I probably wouldn't have attempted it…
Jul 09, 2016Marvo301 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
If you've ever wonder about Sherlock Holmes' older Mycroft this book is your chance to get to know him! A very well written book that will keep your attention from beginning to end. If you like history, mystery,and the world of Sherlock…
May 27, 2016fongerelli rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I am a long time sherlock Holmes fan and this explains a lot about his older brother Mycroft.
Apr 05, 2016Tono777 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Kareem abdul Jabbar is a master at Mystery telling
Mar 29, 2016brangwinn rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
WOW! It’s clear that Kareem Abdul-Jabar his English/History undergraduate work to heart and that he’s been able to capture the essence of Sherlock Holmes mysteries in this mystery centered on Sherlock’s brother Mycroft. And to that central…
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Dec 09, 2015JCLAmyF rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This is very well written... enjoying it a lot so far. Not going to lie, I picked it up because of the author's name. Intriguing! ETA: This book was enjoyable. Sherlock is still in college and Mycroft sets off to solve a mystery…