In the Sherlockian-World, the original sixty stories by Arthur Conan Doyle together are known as The Canon, or to the most devout The Scared Writings. In keeping the tradition, in Basilian-World, the original five books of Basil of Baker Street mysteries are known as The Titus Canon. To explain this terminology more clearly, consult Basic Sherlock Holmes: For You Beginners.
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Eve Titus is the author of twenty children's books, including those about the French cheese-tasting mouse, Anatole. A professional concert pianist, she has always had two loves -- writing and music. Miss Titus originated and personally conducts her Storybook Writing Seminar several times a year, and during the summer in Europe as traveling workshop combined with a children's literature program. Because of Mouse Basil, Miss Titus was the President of The Sherlock Holmes Society of Los Angeles, now dissolved. She became an Investitured Members of the pretigious Baker Street Irregulars, receiving her "Irregular Shilling" in 1993.
Born and raised in New York City, she lived in Mexico for three years, then to California; she now resides in Flordia. Of the first Basil of Baker Street mystery, Adrian M. Conan Doyle wrote the author, "May I offer you my heart-felt congratulations. It is a simply wonderful creation, and I can assure you that my father would have revelled in every page." Numerous Sherlockian collectors prize the Basil of Baker Street mysteries. It holds a position as part of The Shaw 100, a collection of best Holmes literature. She died on Monday, 04 Feburary 2002 in Orlando, Florida. She will be dearly missed by all of us.
Paul Galdone came to the US from Budapest, Hungary and studied at the Art Students League of New York. He is a well-known illustrator of children's literature and (last I heard) lives with his wife and thier children in Rockland County, New York.
Basil of Baker Street (1958) Basil and the Lost Colony (1964)