Lamb to the Slaughter  A Roald Dahl Short Story  Book
Score: 4
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Lamb to the Slaughter A Roald Dahl Short Story


  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 17
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405911030
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb

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Lamb to the Slaughter A Roald Dahl Short Story Summary:

Lamb to the Slaughter is a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Lamb to the Slaughter, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a twisted story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wife serves up a dish that utterly baffles the police . . . Lamb to the Slaughter is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the two men who make an unusual and chilling wager over the provenance of a bottle of wine; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale.' (Observer ) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Juliet Stevenson. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories Book
Score: 4.5
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Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories


  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0146000552
  • Total Read : 73
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb

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Lamb to the Slaughter Book

Lamb to the Slaughter


  • Author : Dorothy Eden
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480429727
  • Total Read : 64
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb

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Lamb to the Slaughter Summary:

In this page-turning novel of unparalleled romantic suspense by master storyteller Dorothy Eden, a woman disappears and her best friend is plunged into mortal danger Alice Ashton arrives in the middle of a fierce downpour to visit a longtime friend. But when she arrives, there’s no sign of Camilla. The cottage’s only occupants are a black magpie who quotes Poe and a yellow cat. And the intruder who just crept out the back door. With no one to turn to, Alice is forced to rely on her former beau, Felix Dodsworth, who left her for Camilla. Then a man called Dundas Hill arrives. Could the widower and single father be the mysterious D in Camilla’s daily calendar? Or is it Dalton Thorpe, with whom Camilla may have eloped? Now Alice is the target, as a cunning killer leads her to her doom.

Lamb to the Slaughter Book

Lamb to the Slaughter


  • Author : Karen Ann Hopkins
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-03-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 1506157203
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb

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"A well-crafted tale of murder begotten by the collision of two incompatible worlds." -Kirkus Reviews Some Amish communities aren't so cozy. The death of a teenage Amish girl in a cornfield looks like an accident, but sheriff Serenity Adams suspects foul play. To solve the murder, she must investigate the nearby Amish community with the help of a man who was shunned years ago. At first glance, the case seems obvious. The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community and even the girl's parents react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious. As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl's shooting. Serenity's persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel Bachman, but may even take her life in the end.

Lamb to the Slaughter   a Detective Story Book

Lamb to the Slaughter a Detective Story


  • Author : Sarah Piecha
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2007-04-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN 10 : 9783638720748
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb

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Lamb to the Slaughter a Detective Story Summary:

Essay from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, University of Potsdam, 0 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Dahl touches the taboo theme of commiting a murder here which is not typical for a short story. It occurred to me that the story better fits into the genre of crime fiction. In the following I will discuss whether this is true or not, whether Roald Dahl’s Lamb to the slaughter carries the main features of that genre or not.

Lamb to the Slaughter Book

Lamb to the Slaughter


  • Author : Pete Delohery
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-07-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465339294
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 7,8 Mb

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Lamb to the Slaughter Summary:

Lamb to the Slaughter is a novel about love and courage, sin and redemption. “Iron” Mike McGann, 32 years old, is facing the twilight of his prizefighting career. Desperate for his future, he has refused to honor his promise to his wife to quit the ring and start a family. In despair, his wife, Madge, is leaving him. Rufus “Hurricane” Hilliard, Mike’s next opponent, is the most menacing presence in prizefighting. He has won all 22 of his fights by knockout and is said to be a former enforcer for something called The Black Mafia. But behind Rufus Hilliard’s menacing ring presence lives a man nobody knows, a complex man who despises his own image. Unexpectedly left alone before his bout with McGann, Rufus “Hurricane” Hilliard is forced to confront the past that haunts him and the future he dreads. Charles “Charliehorse” O’Connell, Rufus’s cornerman, has been terrorized by a mob kingpin to sabotage him. O’Connell, who is an alcoholic and a compulsive gambler, blames himself for the ring deaths of two prizefighters. Trapped in a moral crisis, Charles “Charliehorse” O’Connell must finally confront his “Cardinal Sin.” Rufus “Hurricane” Hilliard vs “Iron” Mike McGann, just another fight shown on The Continuous Sports Network, but by the time it is over the lives of these and many others will be forever different.

A Lamb to the Slaughter Book

A Lamb to the Slaughter


  • Author : Tim Ellis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 1784070564
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb

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Parish, a hobbling Richards and a lush DI from Norwich investigate the death of a child found in Hangman's Wood, which is linked to a spate of child abductions across the southeast by someone calling himself The Removal Man. Parish also receives a severed tongue and a location in the post. In his search for Jerry, Kowalski must travel to Wales to find out the truth behind his wife's disappearance. During his travels he must help a desperate Cookie who is on the run. Stick - with the help of Xena - solves the riddle of the blonde-haired children, but loses a partner in the process. And Parish finds out the terrible truth about his parents.

Lamb to Slaughter Book

Lamb to Slaughter


  • Author : Jan Montyn
  • Publisher : Carroll & Graf Pub
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Artists
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 0881842079
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb

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Describes Jan Montyn's experiences as a member of a Hitler youth group and fighting in World War II and the Korean War