Atmosphere and Tension in The Speckled Band by Air Arthur Conan Doyle and Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl

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Atmosphere and Tension in The Speckled Band by Air Arthur Conan Doyle and Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl

Both the stories I am analysing are murder mysteries and they are set in very different time periods.

Summary of stories "lamb to the slaughter"

The lamb to the slaughter was a murder mystery story based on a troubled couple. Mary Malone is a keen housewife who is deeply in love with her husband and will do nearly anything to please him. Her husband is a police detective and a man of real authority.

The story begins with Mary's husband coming home from work, she is fussing around her husband but he is unusually quiet. After a while he breaks news to his wife that he is leaving her.
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The story begins with Sherlock waking up Watson and explaining of a women in need of their help. They arrive downstairs to greet a women named Helen Stoner. She begins to explain her worries about her fiery stepfather who she believes murdered her sister. She begins to explain the of her family and talks of her close relationship with her sister, Sherlock arranges a visit to Helen's home to try to get to the bottom of her sisters murder. She left.

Soon after Sherlock and Watson was disturbed by a man who stormed into their office, it was Dr. Roylott( Helen's Stepfather). He had followed Helen to Sherlock's office and had harsh words to say and threatened Sherlock.

Sherlock and Watson arrived at the Roylott's home and Sherlock began scrutinising the rooms in question for clues to the murder. After carrying out his analysis he stated to Watson and Helen that the only he would get to the bottom of the suspicious murder was to spend a night at the house.

Sherlock and Watson sat and waited in the room where Helen's sister was murdered and Helen waited anxiously in her normal room. Suddenly Sherlock and Watson heard aloud terrifying scream they, immediately rose to their feet and knocked on Dr Royletts door, they entered the room only to find a serpent which had killed Dr. Roylett. Dr Roylett was a murderer who eventually got his
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