Kareem Abdul Jabbar Writes Sherlock Holmes Prequel
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar releases his 10th book this time a novel about Sherlock Holmes' brother; Mycroft Holmes.
Up until now "The World's Greatest Detective" (arguably second after Batman) older brother Mycroft Holmes has always been a supporting character to his younger brother's exploits. Jabbar offers a prequel to the legendary stories first brought to us by Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Story is about Mycroft Holmes rise through the ranks of British intelligence, becoming the British Secretary of War and ultimately his becoming a "B-613" power behind the thrown figure.
In modern times Mycroft has taken on a greater significance in Sherlock Holmes stories. He is featured prominently in the new Holmes BBC movie and played a pivotal role in the last Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes motion picture.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar co-wrote his latest effort with screenwriter and producer Ann Waterhouse and could lead to a movie or TV series.
The 19-time NBA All-Star has had a lifelong fascination with the Arthur Conan Doyle stories. and felt the time was right to expand the "Doyle universe"
Mycroft Holmes in "Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows"
Mycroft Holmes goes on sale on September 22, 2015