Thursday, December 31, 2015

Mycroft Holmes

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 328 pages.
Basketball great and noted historian, Abdul-Jabbar turns his keen eye toward the world created by Arthur Conan Doyle. His story focuses on Sherlock Holmes's older brother. Joined by Cyrus Douglas, his friend and tobacconist, Holmes heads for Trinidad to discover the truth behind a werewolf-like creature that has been exsanguinating  local children, and to find what has become of Holmes's fiancee. Unlike many other Holmes tales,Abdul-Jabbar's brings his characters face-to-face with issues of racism and slavery.
A very good, very satisfying mystery.

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