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The Waves of Helsinki

Author(s): John Swallow

Location(s): Helsinki

Genre(s): Fiction, Crime

Era(s): Present Day

The Waves of Helsinki takes the reader back to Finland for a thrilling new crime adventure. This time, the story is based in Helsinki, the spectacular capital city of Finland.

Jussi, is now a Detective-in-Training and becomes involved in an intriguing investigation which quickly escalates. This Nordic Noir mystery starts with apparently simple thefts, which if not stopped, will escalate to the spread of major organised crime.

Jussi Alonen’s career is heading towards his ambition of being a fully-fledged Detective, that’s if he can survive the events in Helsinki, Latvia, Russia and his home town of Rauma.

Theft and murder on the high seas, combined with a new romance, will challenge Jussi more than he ever thought possible.

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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 

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Entries close 6th November 2021