Julie Davis, of the Forgotten Classics podcast, did me a personal favour by recording one of James Powell’s stories for me. The tale, Dark Possessions, was first published in the February 1992 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.
I dig this tale because it showcases just how creative James Powell’s writing is. He manages to surprise the reader, yet he does so within the very rigid traditions of the mystery genre. Let me explain. Dark Possessions is a murder mystery. A locked room murder mystery. A locked room murder mystery years set after the event. A locked room murder mystery set years after the event and solved by furniture.
Oh and it’s a ghost story too!
And, last but not least, Julie does an amazing job bringing it to life! Have a listen…
By James Powell; Read by Julie Davis
1 |MP3| File – Approx. 20 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Forgotten Classics
Podcast: April 26th 2009
A little something extra from the mind of James Powell, in which we have a deep experience of mystery and furniture.
Posted by Jesse Willis