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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
  • Author(s): John Knowles
  • Location(s): New Hampshire
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war. Set at a...

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Winter at the Door

Winter at the Door
  • Author(s): Sarah Graves
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Early 21st century

Perfect for fans of Jenny Milchman, Linda Castillo, and Lisa Gardner—the first book in a suspenseful new crime thriller series featuring the tough but haunted police chief Lizzie Snow, a big-city cop with a mission, taking on a small...

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The Summer Guest

The Summer Guest
  • Author(s): Justin Cronin
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

On an evening in late summer, the great financier Harry Wainwright, nearing the end of his life, arrives at a rustic fishing camp in a remote area of Maine. He comes bearing two things: his wish for a day...

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Ice

Ice
  • Author(s): Linda Howard
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): early 21st century

On holiday leave from the service, Gabriel McQueen is sent into a brewing ice storm to make sure that his father’s distant neighbor, Lolly Helton, who has fallen out of contact, is safe and sound. It’s a trip that...

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Riptide

Riptide
  • Author(s): Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1990s

For generations, treasure hunters have tried to unlock the deadly puzzle known as the Water Pit: a labyrinth of shafts and tunnels that honeycombs the heart of a small island off the coast of Maine. Reputed to be the...

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Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal
  • Author(s): Robert McCloskey
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Children, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1948

What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born! Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to...

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Darkness First

Darkness First
  • Author(s): James Hayman
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

The mutilated body of a young woman. The town doctor lying comatose in the road. A hundred and fifty tablets of Canadian OxyContin. This is the havoc that a merciless killer has wreaked on a sleepy Maine seaport. As...

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Fatal Fixer-Upper

Fatal Fixer-Upper
  • Author(s): Jennie Bentley
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Avery Baker was once a New York designer, but inheriting her aunt’s old Maine cottage has led her down a new career path-home renovation. Now, with help from hunky handyman Derek Ellis, Avery starts learning the ABCs of DIY....

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Only Daughter

Only Daughter
  • Author(s): Anna Snoekstra
  • Location(s): Australia, Canberra
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

She’d been enjoying her teenage summer break: working at a fast-food restaurant, crushing on an older boy and shoplifting with her best friend. Mysteriously ominous things began to happen—blood in the bed, periods of blackouts, a feeling of being...

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The Au Pair

The Au Pair
  • Author(s): Anna Dowdall
  • Location(s): Montreal, Quebec
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
  • Era(s): modern

Life’s not all fun and games for Ashley Smeeton, in her mid-twenties and trying to run a private investigation agency in Montreal despite a temporary cash flow emergency. She’s as surprised as anyone though when she agrees to take...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020