*** The Adventures of Gerard, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1903
I ran across the rumor of the Gerard books somewhere and hunted down a Kindle version on Project Gutenburg. These satiric stories, which originally appeared in The Strand from 1894 to 1903, chronicle the career of Brigadier Etienne Gerard as told by himself. The style is thick and dated, but for one willing to dig, there is plenty of comedy of a dry sort.
I just discovered a terminally goofy 70s movie based on the character on Netflix. We shall see.