Fanfic Recs / The Great Mouse Detective

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  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Comments: One of the best writers for The Great Mouse Detective.

  • Recommended by It_Might_Be_Me

  • Recommended by Yahya
  • Comments: Great character exploration, great pseudo-Victorian style, and great Basil/Ratigan, if that's what you're into.

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

The Great Mouse Detective 2: Unexpected Love by Discordant Princess
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Synopsis: One month after the Flaversham case, Basil meets a young girl who needs his help. There's just one problem; she's Ratigan's daughter. Can Basil overlook his hatred and anger to help her? And could it be possible that he has feelings for the child of his greatest enemy? Basil/OC.

The Great Mouse Detective: A Twisted Tail by Karen Weasley
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Synopsis: The same story you all know and love with a twist you won't expect! Basil/OC Romance definitely exists but is not super prevalent.

The Great Mouse Detective: Atrocities in the East End by Karen Weasley
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Synopsis: Basil, Dawson, and Vivian are back to solve one of the world's most famous mysteries...the murders of the East End of London. Who is this monster? Will Basil catch him before it's too late? And will Vivian and Basil come together, or will they be forced apart forever? Sequel to The Great Mouse Detective: A Twisted Tail. Basil/OC

Whispers in the Dark
  • Recommended by It_Might_Be_Me
  • Synopsis: There are things in this world that cannot always have a logical explanation. After Ratigan's disappearance, following his failure to take control over Mousedom, life for Sherringford Basil had changed quite drastically. Yet despite all its new found advantages, the Great Mouse Detective must still fight in order to keep up a secret that once out could mean the end for Basil of Baker Street. Not an easy task, considering the dubious murders that have suddenly sprung on the streets of London, Dr. Dawson's disappearance and a curse placed by a girl almost 200 years ago...
  • Comment: Set in an alternate universe, despite still following the events of the film.

'Stories that crossover with other series

Basil's American Tail by Masked Bard Has it's own tropes page *
  • Recommended by Alyssa Macki
  • Crossover with An American Tail
  • Synopsis: In 1886, Basil of Baker Street, fresh off of busting Ratigan's latest heist at the British Museum, travels to New York City in search of stolen artifacts which he discovered had been sold on the black market. Upon his arrival he's assigned someone from the NYPD to be his body guard, who, as Basil deduces, is actually a woman in disguise, a reporter named Nellie Brie.
  • 'Comments'': A really good story and a wonderful crossover, as well as a story being able to tie up plot holes in a series. The romance between Basil and Nellie is really sweet and well written.

Olivi Goes West by Masked Bard Has it's own tropes page *
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Crossover with An American Tail
  • Synopsis: A year has passed since Basil's battle with Ratigan atop Big Ben, and the Flavershams have moved to the American West to put that horror behind them. However, once arriving in Green River, Olivia's father is kidnapped once again. Can Olivia hone her detective skills to save him? Luckily, she'll get a little help from one Fievel Mousekewitz! (Sequel to Basil's American Tail).
  • 'Comments'': A great story and a good sequel, like the romance between Basil and Nellie the romance between Fievel and Olivia was really sweet and well written.

Moustery by rabidsamfan
  • Recommended by Rubber Lotus
  • Crossover with: Sherlock Holmes
  • Synopsis: Watson observing something before Holmes has? More likely than you think.
  • Comments: Absolutely marvelous, though sadly shorter than it ought to be. What the film itself only hinted at is fleshed out just a little bit more in this fic, as one particular human begins to take note of the world of talking mice.

From the Sidelines by Riandra
  • Recommended by Rubber Lotus
  • Crossover with: Sherlock Holmes
  • Synopsis: One night, while on a food run, Dr. Dawson experiences a most heart-pounding adventure.
  • Comments: Much like the above - just a quick peek into those instances where the worlds of mice and men intersect, if ever so briefly.

The Unexpected Visitor by Samantha Spanner
  • Recommended by roguehistoria
  • Crossover with: Sherlock Holmes
  • Synopsis: When Mrs. Hudson spots a mouse in 221b, her first reaction is to get rid of it. But, when Toby protests strongly and protects the creature, Sherlock intervenes in his landlady's planning.

  • Recommended by Tropers/Kinola
  • Synopsis: Ratigan isn't dead, but he's been out of action long enough for a new crimelord to rise in London, and guess who's on the trail of this new threat? Now Ratigan is out to get back all he lost. Everything, and everyone. Enjoy.
  • Pairing: Ratigan/Basil
  • Comments: This is a well-done fanfic, but sadly, it was last updated in 2006.