Twelfth Night Giveaway: Day 13

Life is a series of choices, one after another. Good, bad, and indifferent, and the world of Sherlock Holmes is no different. If you think about it, every story in the Canon begins, typically, with at least one very poor choice, and the resulting dilemma is only resolved when someone decides to make a better one–namely, consulting Sherlock Holmes.


The unhappy John Hector McFarlane is a prime example.

And good for them! For there is nothing sadder than a person who knows he should choose a different road, yet continues down the same perilous path, rather than admit that he was wrong.

I probably do that all the time–particularly when it comes to the consumption of chips, which I insist on buying, even though I know what will happen to them within, at most, 48 hours. Today, however, I found myself at a crossroads regarding today’s giveaway prize. Normally,  I choose and even buy them several months in advance, but for some reason, I just wasn’t happy with what I’d plan to offer today. Nt that there was anything wrong with it; it just didn’t seem right.

So, like many a client, I went looking for Sherlock Holmes. And I found him.

Complete Granada Blu-ray

Gentle reader, I have longed for years  to be able to offer the Granada Box Set as a giveaway prize, but it’s always been just a little (ok, a lot) too dear. But today, it was ON SALE, and so, once again the Great Detective has remitted his fee, at least in part. It’s Blu-Ray, and Region 1, so you will need to have the right kind of player, but if you do, here’s the question you need to answer to enter the drawing…

Speaking of John Hector McFarlane and “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder,” what plot point did the Granada writers change from the Canon record?  I am thinking of one incident in particular, but if you come up with another, that works, too!


Again, just submit your answer via Twitter DM, Facebook PM or blog comment, and best of luck to all!



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