“The Landlady” is a short story by Roald Dahl that was originally published in the November 28, 1959 issue of The New Yorker. It is the story of a young man who stops at a bed and breakfast where things are more than meet the eye. Fans of the writer will recognize elements of his style: humor and horror, and a bit of the supernatural. The story was hailed as one of the year’s best and won “Best Short Story Mystery” at the 1960 Edgar Awards. “The Landlady” has been adapted for television and film, including for Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1961.


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