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Your chance to win copies of two great crime thrillers set in the North East of England, each signed by the author – plus an exclusive cotton tote bag!

18th March 2015


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We are very pleased to offer signed copies of two brilliant crime thrillers set in the North East of England (Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves set in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Monument to Murder by Mari Hannah set in Northumberland) as prizes in our competition this month. Both signed books, plus an exclusive cotton tote bag promoting the region, will be despatched to the lucky winner!


Harbour StreetHarbour Street is a crime thriller set in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. A woman is fatally stabbed on the Metro (the region’s subway) – but no one saw the murder. There are no witnesses despite the train being crowded. Just days later a second woman is murdered… DI Vera Stanhope investigates – the clues indicate the importance of Harbour Street in her investigations, but why are the resident so reluctant to speak? To read the full TripFiction review of Harbour Street, click here.




Monument to MurderMonument to Murder is set north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the Northumberland coast. Skeletal remains are discovered beneath the fortified walls of Banburgh Castle. DCI Kate Daniels investigates… Can the case be connected to the release from prison of sex offender Walter Fearon, and what are his intentions towards prison psychologist, Emily McCann? Daniels encounters dead end after dead end in her investigations. Who is hiding what? To read the full TripFiction review of Monument to Murder (plus tips for a visit to Northumberland!), click here.



To win signed copies of both books, plus the North East tote bag, all you have to do is complete the comments box below with:

a) the name of your favourite crime thriller where location is important

b) the location itself and

c) the name of the author

(If you need inspiration, then pop over to publishers Pan Macmillan, where you can find out more about their Crime and Thriller books, and sign up for great extra content and extracts from the cutting edge of crime fiction. Click here).

The competition closes at midnight on Saturday 28th March. The winner will be the first out of the hat on Sunday 29th March.

Good luck!

The TripFiction team

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 29/03/2015 at 2:00 pm

    And the winner (first out of the hat this morning) is Jim Milligan who suggested After the Silence, set in Amsterdam, written by Jake Woodhouse.

    Big congratulations to Jim. We hope he enjoys his prize!


  2. User: Gary Chapman

    Posted on: 28/03/2015 at 1:07 pm

    a) The Murder Bag
    b) London
    c) Tony Parsons


  3. User: Delwen Johnson

    Posted on: 27/03/2015 at 10:20 pm

    Broken Silence
    Whitley Bay
    Danielle Ramsay


  4. User: James Donovan

    Posted on: 27/03/2015 at 9:21 pm

    1. Still Missing
    2. America
    3. Chevy Stevens


  5. User: Pamela M

    Posted on: 27/03/2015 at 1:22 pm

    Any Rebus book.
    Ian Rankin


  6. User: dawn obrien

    Posted on: 23/03/2015 at 8:49 pm

    child 44
    Tom Rob Smith


  7. User: Rich Tyler

    Posted on: 23/03/2015 at 4:39 pm

    Fleshmarket Close
    Ian Rankin


  8. User: Margaret D

    Posted on: 23/03/2015 at 4:21 pm

    Death at La Fenice, set in Venice by Donna Leon


  9. User: bollyta

    Posted on: 23/03/2015 at 8:09 am

    Official and Doubtful


    Ajay Close


  10. User: Kirsty Ford

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 9:06 pm

    a. Lifeless
    b. London
    c. Mark Billingham


  11. User: Wilma J

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 9:00 pm

    a) Cold Granite
    b) Aberdeen
    c) Stuart MacBride


  12. User: Emma Nixon

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 8:44 pm

    past reason hated
    Peter Robinson


  13. User: Lisa T.

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 8:22 pm

    a) Dead Water
    b) Shetland Isles
    c) Ann Cleeves


  14. User: Gill Scott

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 6:50 pm

    a) Blue Lightning
    b) Shetland Isles
    c) Ann Cleeves


  15. User: David Reeves

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 6:49 pm

    a) Fleshmarket Close
    b) Edinburgh
    c) Ian Rankin


  16. User: Jim Milligan

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 6:20 pm

    a) After The Silence
    b) Amsterdam
    c) Jake Woodhouse


  17. User: Evelyn Johnston

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 4:57 pm

    a)The Chess men trilogy
    c) Peter May


  18. User: Rachel Gilbey

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 3:53 pm

    a) Meltwater (FIRE & ICE Series Book 3)
    b) Iceland
    C) Michael Ridpath


  19. User: Alice Adsett

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 3:52 pm

    a) Still Life
    b) Three Pines
    c) Louise Penny


  20. User: Jackie Stevens

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 3:50 pm

    Someone else has already mentioned him but I love Stephen Booth’s series set in the Peak District too. For me, though, the first in the series has to be the best as it sets the tone of everything to come.

    a) Black Dog
    b) The Peak District
    c) Stephen Booth

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  21. User: sue Cranfield

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 3:32 pm

    a)Snow white must die
    c)Nele Neuhaus


  22. User: woodsofwords

    Posted on: 22/03/2015 at 1:49 am

    a) Blue Monday
    b) London
    c) Nicci French

    Actually Blue Monday is just the beginning. All subsequent books in that same series are almost equally as good… Tuesday’s Gone, Waiting for Wednesday, Thursday’s Child.


  23. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 20/03/2015 at 12:33 pm

    a)The Shetland Quartet

    b) Ann Cleeves

    c) The Shetland Isles

    Having visited The Shetlands it was wonderful to read about the small towns and colourful charecters.


  24. User: Kirsten Murphy

    Posted on: 20/03/2015 at 11:37 am

    The Book of Souls
    James Oswald


  25. User: Jan Hood

    Posted on: 20/03/2015 at 11:26 am

    a) Rubbernecker
    b) Cardiff & Brecon
    c) Belinda Bauer

    *Sorry, haven’t read any Mari Hannah.


  26. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 20/03/2015 at 11:13 am

    The 7th Woman (Paris Homicide Book 1), by Anne Trager, loved it, set in Paris


  27. User: Nikki Whitmore

    Posted on: 19/03/2015 at 5:34 pm

    a) The Axeman’s Jazz
    b) New Orleans, 1919
    c) Ray Celestin


  28. User: Margaret Pinard

    Posted on: 18/03/2015 at 4:14 pm

    a) Face of A Stranger
    b) London, 1850s
    c) Anne Perry
    Such suspense, at every corner a sight seen through tortured eyes! 😉


  29. User: derek norton

    Posted on: 18/03/2015 at 1:08 pm

    Murder wall newcastle
    Mari Hannah


  30. User: Sue Dorking

    Posted on: 18/03/2015 at 7:55 am

    a) The Devil’s Edge
    b) Peak District
    c) Stephen Booth


  31. User: aditi3991

    Posted on: 18/03/2015 at 7:52 am

    This is my list of favorite crime thrillers:

    1. Raven Black
    Location: Shetland
    Author: Ann Cleeves

    2. Jar City
    Location: Iceland
    Author: Arnaldur Indriðason

    3. Murder at Cape Three Points
    Location: Africa
    Author: Kwei Quartey

    4. Arab Jazz
    Location: Paris, New York
    Author: Karim Miské


  32. User: Emma Barr

    Posted on: 18/03/2015 at 7:37 am

    Up Country
    based in Vietnam
    by Nelson deMille