By Christian Holub
Updated September 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar doesn’t just hold the NBA all-time record for points scored, he’s also harbored a decades-long devotion to Sherlock Holmes. The former Lakers star reportedly first encountered Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories during his rookie season with the Milwaukee Bucks and has loved them ever since.

Now, Abdul-Jabbar has co-written a novel with screenwriter Anna Waterhouse about Sherlock’s older brother, aptly titled Mycroft Holmes. The Audible version of the book is narrated by Damian Lynch but includes an introduction from Abdul-Jabbar. The co-author gives readers a sense of what they’ll learn from the novel: “The use of mourning jewelry, which deadly poison grows on trees, and who or what creates those eerie, backwards-facing footprints in the sand, the ones that set this story in motion.”

Listen to it here. Mycroft Holmes is now available from booksellers everywhere.