- 302 p. ; 20 cm.
- Originally published: New York: Knopf, 1959; London: Michael Joseph, 1960.Summary: What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when the priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged women take revenge on her dead husband? In these dark, disturbing stories Roald Dahl explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us that leads us into territory of unexpected and unsettling.Stylish, macabre and haunting, these takes will leave you with a delicious feeling of unease.