Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar audiobook
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Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  and Anna Waterhouse
Read by Damian Lynch

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9781785659300

The Mycroft Holmes Series: Book 3

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799766001

  • ISBN: 9781799766001

Runtime: 8.77 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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

It is 1873, and as the economies of Europe threaten to crumble, Mycroft Holmes finds himself in service to the Crown once again. A distant relative of Queen Victoria has been slain by the Fire Four Eleven killer, a serial murderer who leaves no mark upon his victims, only a mysterious calling card. Meanwhile, Sherlock has already taken it upon himself to solve the case as his interest in the criminal mind grows into an obsession.

Mycroft begrudgingly allows Sherlock to investigate, as Ai Lin--the woman he is still in love with--needs his aid. Her fiancé has been kidnapped, and the only man who might know his fate is a ruthless arms dealer with a reputation for killing those who cross him. Mycroft persuades his friend Cyrus Douglas to help find the young man, but Douglas himself is put in harm's way.

As Sherlock travels the country on the hunt for the Fire Four Eleven murderer, both he and Mycroft will discover that the greed of others is at the root of the evil they are trying to unearth....

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With a diverse and colorful cast of characters and two very challenging crimes to solve, The Empty Birdcage is a delightful telling of the relationship between a pair of siblings destined for greater things, while giving some insight of why they become the way they are later in life.” New York Journal of Books
“Abdul-Jabbar and Waterhouse’s third pastiche, their best yet, provides intriguing challenges for both Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes while continuing to present plausible backstories for the brothers…The authors do a stellar job of illuminating the siblings’ developing relationship while concocting a clever and twisty plot. Sherlockians will be enthralled.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Lynch portrays a young Sherlock who is naïve, smart, earnest, and determined to be the world’s best detective. As Mycroft, Lynch depicts a man who is intense, brilliant, and slightly condescending yet fraternal. His other voices are also well done…This production presents a Victorian world filled with malicious criminals who are brought to justice by the two gentlemen with a knack for detecting.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Author Bio: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor and basketball coach and has authored six books for adults and three for children, including What Color Is My World?, which won the NAACP award for Best Children’s Book. In 2012, he was selected as a US cultural ambassador, and in 2016 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award which recognizes exceptional meritorious service.

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Author Bio: Anna Waterhouse

Author Bio: Anna Waterhouse

A professional screenwriter and script consultant, Anna Waterhouse has worked alongside film legends to quietly repair structure and dialogue, has consulted for premium cable miniseries and basic cable series, and co-produced a feature-length documentary for Mandalay/ HBO. She was supervising producer and co-writer (with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) of the critically acclaimed feature-length documentary On the Shoulders of Giants (Netflix and Showtime), which won the “Best Documentary” NAACP Image Award and two Telly awards in 2012. She has written several how-to screenwriting seminars for The Writers Store and teaches screenwriting at Chapman University in Southern California.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English