Sherlock Holmes Has A Cousin

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.