I am reading a collection by Arthur Conan Doyle called The Complete Brigadier Gerard Stories. I am a big Sherlock Holmes fan but it had never occurred to me that he had written anything other than Sherlock. When I found this, I was excited to give it a go. These short stories were done as a serial after he had ended the Sherlock series. It’s about a French Soldier who bumbles his way to battlefield glory. It feels similar to Don Quixote except the main character is French and it’s set during the Napoleonic Wars. I should also mention that Napoleon is a recurring character in the stories. I’ve read the first handful of stories. So far it’s decent but Gerard is no Sherlock.