Mycroft and Sherlock (Mycroft Holmes #2) - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse N/A

The new novel by NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, starring brothers Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes.

It is 1872, and a series of gruesome murders is the talk of London. Mycroft Holmes — now twenty-six and a force to be reckoned with at the War Office — has no interest in the killings; however, his brother Sherlock has developed a distasteful fascination for the macabre to the detriment of his studies, much to Mycroft’s frustration.

When a ship carrying cargo belonging to Mycroft’s best friend Cyrus Douglas runs aground, Mycroft persuades Sherlock to serve as a tutor at the orphanage that Douglas runs as a charity, so that Douglas might travel to see what can be salvaged. Sherlock finds himself at home among the street urchins, and when a boy dies of a suspected drug overdose, he decides to investigate, following a trail of strange subterranean symbols to the squalid opium dens of the London docks.

Meanwhile a meeting with a beautiful Chinese woman leads Mycroft to the very same mystery, one that forces him to examine the underbelly of the opium trade that is enriching his beloved Britain’s coffers.

As the stakes rise, the brothers find that they need one another’s assistance and counsel. But a lifetime of keeping secrets from each other may have catastrophic consequences...

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Release date October 8, 2018
Details updated August 25, 2022

Mycroft Holmes :: Series

Series contains 3 primary works and has 3 total works.

Mycroft Holmes (Mycroft Holmes #1) 9.50   2
Mycroft and Sherlock (Mycroft Holmes #2) N/A
Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage (Mycroft Holmes #3) 7.00   1