Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Desert Wind (Mycroft Holmes #1) by Janina Woods

Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Desert Wind (Mycroft Holmes #1)

Sherlock Holmes is missing. Dr. Watson receives a cursed note, summoning him to the city of Milan. In his plight, he turns to the one person who can help him: Mycroft Holmes, secret agent and eternally concerned elder brother. Mycroft has to team up with Dr. Watson and fellow agent Victoria Trevor to follow Sherlock’s trail and stand against the dark forces that threaten his life.

Details Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Desert Wind (Mycroft Holmes #1)

TitleMycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Desert Wind (Mycroft Holmes #1)
Release DateDec 6th, 2017
PublisherMX Publishing
GenreMystery, Glbt, Queer

Reviews Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Desert Wind (Mycroft Holmes #1)

  • Balbina
    I have to start with a disclaimer. I haven't read any Sherlock Holmes canon yet - obviously a gross oversight on my side.Mycroft Holmes struck me as something of an antihero. His conflicted emotions in regards to his younger brother and the seemingly painful history around the character of fellow secret agent Victoria Trevor add depth to the story and a layer of intrigue that keeps you turning pages. His motivations are not always entirely clear,...
  • Sabrina Hediger
    *Actual rating 4.5*This book had me surprised in more than one way.First off, Mycroft's character feels so incredibly real and true to the original, i'm deeply impressed. The characters overall feel genuine and well rounded. I think Gregorio was my unexpected favourite, and the epilogue was made so much better because of that.Now the description is where this book really shines in my opinion. I could imagine everything so well, it was written so ...
  • Jenny Chase
    Enjoyable and fun, with characters that feel original, fresh and real within the Sherlock Holmes setting. (To be honest I am not a huge fan of the detective fiction genre, but this was a pleasure to read).
  • Alice
    Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Desert Wind starts out at a fast pace and never really slows down, all without feeling rushed. The main characters tumble from one tight situation to the next, with any downtime in between being acknowledged, but not drawn out, which I appreciated. Mycroft, a smugly confident action hero in this book, is a bit of a bastard, but not irredeemably so, and the two other main characters - Dr. John Watson and Sec...
  • Rae
    In this novel, Janina Woods has turned the side character of Mycroft Holmes, only a little fleshed out in the original works, into a compelling (anti)hero. Reluctantly compelled by his inconvenient brotherly affection for Sherlock onto a quest across Europe and Egypt to rescue him from shadowy forces, Mycroft is forced to cooperate with the quavering John Watson and confront relationships from his past that he might have preferred to leave there....
  • Kaspar
    This book purrs on like a well-oiled little machine. It is so tightly plotted, you cannot even imagine getting bored in a few pages‘ time — before that happens, the characters have already been whisked away and Mycroft needs to save the day. Again. It’s a nice little romp through Europe, more akin to James Bond than Sherlock Holmes novels. Most entertaining.
  • Kaitlin McNally
    Thrilling story, interesting characters- I swallowed up this book in just a few days. Great read!
  • Jack Eagle
    Janina Woods not only captured Mycroft's voice, but sustained its authenticity for the whole novel. The Victorian English was spot on and listening to the audio version was totally engaging. The descriptions of places and action are so visual that this adventure has a cinematic quality. I'm very much looking forward to the next instalment.
  • Sarah Hutsebaut
    Seriously fucking awesome. Read it in one go. I'm obsessed with it.
  • Cat
    The overall plot is quite intriguing, and the inclusion of LGBT rep is great. The execution of it all is where I found it lacking, mostly in the “as you know, Bob”-style dialogue at times, where you can feel the mechanism of the dialogue being pressed into the service of the plot, and just some clunky phrasing that took away from my immersion (and in some cases added to confusion as to what exactly was going on). My biggest issue, however, wa...
  • Sabrina Haslimeier
    I enjoyed this book! I especially loved the refreshing Mycroft's POV, his shameless superior snark was on point. The dialogue was witty and realistic and even had me laughing out loud at parts. This novel read more like an adventure story to me, reminding me a bit of Indiana Jones, and I loved this combined with the detective story. The pacing was swift and the characters were fun, and overall, a great read.
  • Lou
    I'm a huge lover of all things Mycroft Holmes. I've been intrigued by him as a character since reading The Greek Interpreter, in which Sherlock rates him as his intellectual superior - who doesn't want to know more about a man who can outsmart Sherlock Holmes? Personally I've always been particularly interested in works that explore Mycroft working in intelligence, given that the description of his job in the Sherlock Holmes canon sounds not diss...