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The Rock

The Rock
  • Author(s): L J Ross
  • Location(s): South Tyneside, The North East (England)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

FROM THE SHADOWS INTO THE LIGHT…   When a fishing boat is wrecked off the treacherous North Sea coast and the body of a young woman washes up on the beach beside the iconic ‘Marsden Rock’, DCI Ryan cannot...

Hysteria

Hysteria
  • Author(s): L J Ross
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Alexander Gregory Thrillers #2 In a beautiful world, murder is always ugly… Recently returned from his last case in Ireland, elite forensic psychologist and criminal profiler Dr Alexander Gregory receives a call from the French police that he...

Penshaw

Penshaw
  • Author(s): L J Ross
  • Location(s): The North East (England)
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Fiction
  • Era(s): 2019

When you sell your soul, the devil gives no refunds… When an old man is burned alive in a sleepy ex-mining village, Detective Chief Inspector Ryan is called in to investigate. He soon discovers that, beneath the facade of...

Impostor: An Alexander Gregory Thriller

Impostor: An Alexander Gregory Thriller
  • Author(s): L J Ross
  • Location(s): County Mayo
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

There’s a killer inside all of us… After an elite criminal profiling unit is shut down amidst a storm of scandal and mismanagement, only one person emerges unscathed. Forensic psychologist Doctor Alexander Gregory has a reputation for being able...

Borderlands

Borderlands
  • Author(s): L J Ross
  • Location(s): Northumberland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

When the gods made man, they made a weapon… After uncovering a fresh wave of corruption within the ranks of Northumbria CID, Detective Chief Inspector Ryan was looking forward to an uneventful summer. But, when a young woman is...

The Infirmary

The Infirmary
  • Author(s): L J Ross
  • Location(s): Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Crime
  • Era(s): 2014

No man is an island…​ In the stifling summer heat of 2014, a killer has been stalking the streets of Newcastle causing city-wide panic. When the officer in charge of the case turns up dead, it falls upon Detective...

The Moor

The Moor
  • Author(s): L J Ross
  • Location(s): Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The circus is in town…   When a ten-year-old girl turns up on DCI Ryan’s doorstep to tell him she’s witnessed a murder, he has no idea he’s about to step into his most spellbinding case yet. The circus...

Longstone

Longstone
  • Author(s): L J Ross
  • Location(s): Seahouses, The Farne Islands
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Viking treasure is discovered beneath the icy waters of the North Sea and local historian Doctor Anna Taylor is called in to help catalogue the most exciting hoard in living memory. But when a shipwreck diver washes up dead,...

The Hermitage

The Hermitage
  • Author(s): L J Ross
  • Location(s): Tuscany, Florence, Northumberland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When an old man is found dead inside the ancient hermitage at Warkworth Castle, Northumbria CID are called in to investigate. With no apparent motive, it’s their job to unravel why he was murdered – and this time they’re...

Seven Bridges

Seven Bridges
  • Author(s): L J Ross
  • Location(s): Northumberland
  • Genre(s): Horror, Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Ryan’s most explosive case yet… It’s been five months since a killer walked free and DCI Ryan is preparing to leave Newcastle to hunt him down – this time, for good. But Ryan’s plans are scuppered when events take...

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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