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Budapest Noir

Budapest Noir

Author(s): Vilmos Kondor

Location(s): Budapest

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1930s

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Set in Budapest 1936. The author brings Budapest to life, in similar vein to Philip Kerr’s Berlin based Bernie Gunther novels. Zsigmond Gordon is a crime journalist with a local newspaper who follows up the murder of a young woman. the police do not seem interested in investigating the crime. Gradually he uncovers a trail to a high class prostitution ring, which involves Member of the Government and well-known businessmen.

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A real sense of time and place and a gripping read.

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021