Review: Mycroft Holmes, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse

This is no celebrity vanity project, but a well-researched, rollicking historical mystery.

In my Justice League book tag, I mentioned the leaps and bounds that Mycroft Holmes takes in escaping its slow start. Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a self-confessed Sherlock Holmes nut. It’s clear he treated this story about Sherlock’s older brother Mycroft seriously, with meticulous nods to Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s original work and to period details. This book could have degenerated into an Easter Egg hunt, but instead, Adbul-Jabbar and writing partner Anna Waterhouse took chances with their creativity. What could have been lazy tribute went to places far beyond Conan Doyle’s own imagining. And it’s all packaged in an engaging mystery read.

Oh yeah, and the over/under on basketball references in this review is 1.5.

Review: The Body at the Tower (The Agency #2), by Y.S. Lee

A review of the second instalment of Y.S. Lee’s YA historical mystery series. Today, we’re trying out a new format!

Review: A Spy in the House, by Y.S. Lee

A Spy in the House, the first book in The Agency/Mary Quinn Mystery series feels like a rarity in the realm of Young Adult fiction. Whereas virtually every other series of books you might find in the YA section involves either some form of magic or a futuristic dystopia, the books in The Agency series are a throwback. They are like Nancy Drew for modern times, though ironically they are set in the Victorian era.


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