Book Reviews and Writing Tips

Book Reviews and Writing Tips

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I didn’t see this coming

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is writing a Sherlock Holmes novel with a co-author.  The book will focus on Sherlock’s older brother, Mycroft, and is due out in the fall, published by Titan Books.

The New York Times carried this story a couple of weeks ago.  It looks like if one is a celebrity it’s easy to get a book deal.  I hope it will be a good book.  Kareem says he’s been interested in Sherlock Homes since the 1970’s when he encountered a book featuring Sherlock’s older brother.  At that time, he thought the character could be expanded on because he was older, smarter and working in the highest level of the British government.

The story, titled Mycroft Holmes, will be set in England and Trinidad.  Mycroft is a recent university graduate and now working for the British Secretary of State for War.  He learns from a friend that troubling events are occurring in Trinidad – dead children, mysterious disappearances and strange backward-facing footprints in the sand.  He goes to Trinidad to investigate, and to follow his fiancé who was raised there.

I like Sherlock Holmes and this plot sounds interesting.  We’ll see.  Comments welcome.

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