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The Coffin Trail

The Coffin Trail

Author(s): Martin Edwards

Location(s): The Lake District

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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Oxford historian, Daniel Kind, and his partner, Miranda, both want to escape to a new life. On impulse they buy a cottage in Brackdale, an idyllic valley in the Lake District. But though they hope to live the dream, the past soon catches up with them. Tarn Cottage was once home to Barrie Gilpin, suspected of a savage murder…Daniel and DCI Hannah Scarlett, in charge of the Cold Cases Review Team, find themselves risking their lives as they search for a ruthless murderer, who is prepared to kill again to hide a shocking secret.

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This novel brings the eerie and mysterious, and stark beauty of the Lake District to life, as a background to dark doings

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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