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I am in search of the title of the story, that i think was written by poe, in which a wife bludgeons her husband over the head with a frozen leg of lamb, kills him and then feeds it to the police while they are doing the investigation at her home


-- Anonymous, February 22, 2002


There is no such story by Poe. It may be that you have seen or read some wild, and rather free, adaptation of Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart."

-- Anonymous, February 23, 2002

If it helps, I can't remember the title of the story but it is one of Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected'.

-- Anonymous, February 25, 2002

The Dahl story was adapted for TV the baneful source of too much incomplete liteary knowledge. Poe would have liked the food angle, the duping, the fooling of the police with a crimne in the open(Purloined Letter).

-- Anonymous, February 27, 2002

The Dahl story is 'Lamb to the Slaughter'. It was filmed in 1979.

-- Anonymous, June 11, 2002

I read the Leg of Lamb in one of my school text books in the 10 th grade. I would like to read it again myself but I can't find it.

-- Anonymous, October 08, 2002

The story you are looking for is called: Lamb to the Slaughter and itīs from the tv series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Actually you can find it in DVD,VHS or LaserDisc. The Data for the DVD are the following: make:Universal ISBN: 0-7832-3535-b release date: 1999

-- Anonymous, October 14, 2002

Have a lok at this webiste has some screen shot of the American film, staring the same woman that played Miss Ellie in Dallas.

I also heard the story in school

-- Anonymous, October 30, 2002

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