Tales of the Unexpected (short story collection)

Tales of the Unexpected
First ion
AuthorRoald Dahl
GenreCrimehorrorconte cruel
PublisherMichael Joseph
Publication date
Media typeprint

Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected is a collection of sixteen short stories written by British author Roald Dahl and first published in 1979. All of the stories were earlier published in various magazines, and then in the collections Someone Like You and Kiss Kiss.[1]


  1. "Taste"
  2. "Lamb to the Slaughter"
  3. "Man from the South"
  4. "My Lady Love, My Dove"
  5. "Dip in the Pool"
  6. "Galloping Foxley"
  7. "Skin"
  8. "Neck"
  9. "Nunc Dimittis"
  10. "The Landlady"
  11. "William and Mary"
  12. "The Way Up to Heaven"
  13. "Parson's Pleasure"
  14. "Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat"
  15. "Royal Jelly"
  16. "Edward the Conqueror"
  17. "The Hitchhiker"


  1. ^ Roald Dahl (1979). Tales of the Unexpected. The first seven stories in this book are from Someone Like You, ... remaining stories are from Kiss Kiss ... All the stories appeared in an omnibus volume entitled Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl ... Acknowledgement is hereby made to The New Yorker, Collier's, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, Nugget and Playboy