The Secret Diary of Mycroft Holmes

The Thoughts and Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes’s Elder Brother, 1880-1888
Narrated by: Steve White
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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“If Samuel Pepys could fill nine years’ worth of journals with tales of arguments with his wife, visits to the theatres, fire and plague, then I am fairly confident I should be able to achieve a similar feat - with the exception of the plague, that is.”

Thus begins Mycroft Holmes’s valiant, if irregular, attempt to chronicle his doings. Rediscovered in 1976 and now fully translated from an obscure code, Mycroft’s diaries reveal that a brother’s lot is not always a happy one, especially when that brother happens to be London’s only consulting detective. In this humorous look at the world of Sherlock Holmes through Mycroft’s eyes, between avoiding amorous cleaning ladies and eccentric family members, appeasing hopeless artists and budding novelists, keeping the peace at the Diogenes and minding doting dogs, one question always remains: will Sherlock ever get a proper job?

Devon-based journalist and lecturer, S.F. Bennett has written for the Baker Street Journal and the Journal of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, among others. This is the author's first novel.

©2017 S.F. Bennett and Belanger Books (P)2017 S.F. Bennett and Belanger Books

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it was a joy to listen to narrator has a great voice my husband and I love everything Sherlock Holmes it was great to hear things from his brothers point of view

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The narrator sounds like a computer bot and the story is longwinded and not all that interesting. Very unlike any Mycroft and Sherlock descriptions in other books. Mycroft is very annoying as a character and no one is very likeable or sympathetic at all

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  • Devaki Khanna
  • 07-01-18

Brothers Holmes...

amusing account if mycroft's relationship with his famous younger brother. also includes a vivid description of their rxtremely eccentric family.