Tales from the Archives — Nine

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has many forgotten stories in its Archives. Stories of madcap adventures in all corners of the Empire, dark doings in hidden places, and mysterious devices and artifacts that the everyday citizen should never become aware of for fear it would quite undo their minds


In this episode:The Shadows of Calcutta, written and narrated by Phil Rossi

Agent Robert Smith, on return from a mission in Nepal, is diverted to India where he is charged to find a missing agent. Alex Tanner had been investigating a series of thefts and murders holding the Ministry’s attention, and now it falls on Agent Smith to find his missing comrade.


About the Author:

Phil Rossi—writer, a musician, and an embracer of new media—has a passion for story-telling matched only by the pleasure he derives from keeping his fans awake at night. Crescent, Rossi’s debut novel, was originally released as a podcast in 2007 and has since led listeners into dark, twisted nightmares under titles such as Eden, Harvey, and Notes from the Vault. When he’s not podcasting or writing, Phil is a professional singer-songwriter. His unique brand of Alternative Country and Rock and Roll is alive and well in the music stylings of Ditched by Kate, their debut album Stumble now available on iTunes.

Phil lives outside of Washington, DC in Virginia with his wife, daughters, and menagerie of rescued animals. He believes the need for sleep is a myth.

Steam train sound effects from Carr’s Locomotives.

Theme music for the Ministry composed and created by Alex White.

Order Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, now available from online and bricks and mortar stores everywhere.

Thanks for listening!


9 Replies to “Tales from the Archives — Nine”

  1. Yet another great episode! I’d just like to say, I’m enjoying this podcast series immensely.

    I also gave Ditched by Kate a listen; great stuff, and now my newest iTunes purchase.

  2. You rock. 🙂 Tee and Pip–thanks for this fantastic opportunity to bring me back onto the writing horse. You should know that I haven’t stopped!

    Catherine–thanks for supporting the band!

  3. Hello Tee and Pip,

    Long time listener first comment. I must admit I love the work you both do and think that it is only getting better.
    As I was shopping for a book to read, much to my surprise I came across Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel. Couldn’t resist buying it and was pleased with the read. LOVE IT… Honestly I find myself anticipating each episode of this series and hope the next published book hits the stores soon.

    Thanks for the entertaining work you do… Keep it up.

  4. This kind of comment is why we keep doing what we’re doing. Thank you for taking the time to reach out. It makes all the difference!

  5. Phil, this was a fantastic story – and Tee & Pip, thank you for bringing it to us!

    What I loved was the air of mystery, the exotic locale, the building suspense, and some wonderful characters. Phil, I apologize that I haven’t read much of your work since Crescent (a fantastic story – when will we get more from that world?!?), but after listening to this ep I certainly need to.

    Thanks again to all of you for what you do!

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