Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is working on a detective novel.
The retired basketball player/memoirist is basing the story on the character Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock Holmes’ brainy older brother. Titan Books will publish the work this fall.
The New York Times has more: “Set in England and Trinidad, the story centers on Mycroft, a recent university graduate working for the British Secretary of State for War. Mycroft learns from his best friend of troubling events occurring in Trinidad — mysterious disappearances, dead children and strange, backward facing footprints in the sand. Mycroft goes to Trinidad to investigate and to follow his fiancée, Georgiana, who was raised on the island. Sherlock has a cameo as a King’s College student.”