Sherlock Holmes is a popular character these days. But say "Mycroft Holmes", and fewer people know who you’re talking about. Sherlock Holmes may be the world’s greatest consulting detective, but according to the Holmes narrative, Mycroft is even greater. A brother to Sherlock, Mycroft doesn't deign to do his investigating on the streets, but rather in the underworld of British politics. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle only mentions Mycroft in 4 of the original Holmes stories, but that doesn't keep Holmes fans from wondering more about this enigmatic character. Dame Jean Conan Doyle (Arthur Conan Doyle’s wife) authorized the publishing of a Mycroft Holmes novel, penned by Quinn Fawcett. Published in 1998, Embassy Row follows Mycroft Holmes and his secretary Paterson Guthrie as they work deep within the British government. Mycroft is involved in securing a treaty between the British and the Japanese for passage in Japanese waters. The night before treaty papers are to be signed, however, a British diplomat is found with a dagger in his back. It is up to the brilliant Mycroft to solve the case and secure the treaty, all the while keeping the peace and avoiding a dagger in the back himself.
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Embassy Row by Quinn Fawcett
ISBN: 0312863632, 384 p.