Basil: Elementary, my dear Dawson.
A long since out-of-print children's book series written by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone about Basil of Baker Street, the Sherlock Holmes
of the Mouse World
, and his personal biographer, Dr. David Q. Dawson. Not as well known as its Animated Adaptation
, The Great Mouse Detective
These books provide examples of:
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Basil of Baker Street
- Alliterative Name: Harry Hawkins, Sam Stilton.
- Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Averted. Titus quotes the often missaid line in Robert Burns' "To a Mouse" correctly.
- GPS Evidence: How Basil and Dawson manage to find The Terrible Three.
- Location Theme Naming: Basil and Dawson sign the Greymouse Inn registry as "Captain Baker" and "Mr. Street".
- Genius Bonus: "Captain Basil" was one of Holmes's aliases in the original stories.
- The Magnificent: Barney the Bank Robber, Clarence the Crook, Freddie the Forger, Percy the Pickpocket.
- Theme Twin Naming: Angela and Agatha Proudfoot.
Basil and the Lost Colony
Basil and the Pygmy Cats