Our fifth series of Murder, Mystery and Suspense short stories for BBC Radio 4 EXTRA starts next Tuesday (26th March’19) at 6pm! This time, our five fictional tales are from the gothic pen of Edgar Allan Poe, read by Owen Teale. In a writing career that spanned barely two decades (he died in his 41st year) the American penned over 70 short stories. These he incessantly revised over the years and many became standards of the short form (like ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher’ or ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’). But for these tales, we burrow down amongst Poe’s lesser-known, and often dark, gems.