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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
Basil and the Lost Colony
Basil and the Pygmy Cats