Chevalier’s is absolutely thrilled to welcome NBA All-Star and bestselling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem will be discussing his new book Mycroft Holmes, in a lil’ one-on-one conversation with Leslie Klinger, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes. Join us Wednesday, December 16th, at 7:00pm!
Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name for himself in government, working for the Secretary of State for War. Mycroft’s comfortable existence is overturned when his best friend Douglas receives troubling reports from Trinidad. There are rumors of mysterious disappearances, strange footprints in the sand, and spirits enticing children to their deaths, their bodies found drained of blood. Upon hearing the news, Mycroft’s fiancee Georgiana abruptly departs for Trinidad. Near panic, Mycroft convinces his best friend that they should follow her, drawing the two men into a web of dark secrets that grows more treacherous with each step they take…
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is recognized by “Sports Illustrated” and “Time” magazine as history’s greatest basketball player (he is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer). The author of several New York Times bestsellers, Kareem’s previous books include Giant Steps, Kareem, Black Profiles in Courage, A Season on the Reservation and Brothers in Arms. Since his retirement as a player in the NBA, Kareem has worked as a special assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers and acted as a volunteer coach for children on the White Mountain Apache reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona. “On the Shoulders of Giants” is currently in production as a documentary film.
Leslie S. Klinger is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on those twin icons of the Victorian era, Sherlock Holmes and Dracula. He is the editor of the three-volume collection of the short stories and novels, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, published by W. W. Norton in 2004 and 2005, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work and nominated for every major award in the mystery genre. He is also the editor of The New Annotated Dracula (W.W. Norton 2008), which possesses a similar in-depth examination of Bram Stoker’s haunting classic and its historical context.
If you would like to have your book signed by Kareem, please either pre-order the book from Chevalier’s Books or purchase the book in-store when you join us on the day.