Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s first novel, “Mycroft Holmes,” which stars Sherlock Holmes’ brainy older brother, will be published this fall by Titan Books.

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.


but this is amazing.

So, it was our group’s second session, and the thief, having successfully pickpocketed an old blind woman, was getting cocky. He decides to try to break into a house while the rest of the party buys supplies.

Thief: I’m going to break into that house right there.

DM: It’s midday. There are guard patrols. You’re level one. Are you sure?

Thief: Hell yeah! [Rolls a Nat one]

He manages to get into the house and break into the chest, only to find a small painting of the merchant’s daughter. He’s then arrested, fails to escape, pisses on a guard, stabs himself in the leg, and in order to free him, the party has to go on an epic quest. They all die.

Thief is the only survivor from the party due to the fact he was in jail.

The next day he was hanged. Campaign over.