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A Death in Mayfair

A Death in Mayfair
  • Author(s): Mark Ellis
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): WW2 1941

December 1941. On a bright Sunday morning in Hawaii, Japanese planes swoop down and attack the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbour. America enters the war and Britain no longer stands alone against Hitler. Conditions on the home front...

Merlin at War

Merlin at War
  • Author(s): Mark Ellis
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires, Cairo, France, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): WW II

War rages across Europe. France is under the Nazi thumb. Britain has its back to the wall. In London, Scotland Yard detective Merlin investigates a series of disturbing events – a young girl killed in a botched abortion, a...

Princes Gate

Princes Gate
  • Author(s): Mark Ellis
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): WW2 1940

‘A historically astute, skilfully developed crime drama.’ Kirkus Reviews When a brilliant emigré scientist is killed by a hit-and-run driver and the body of a female employee of the American Embassy is washed up in the Thames, DCI Frank...

Stalin’s Gold

Stalin’s Gold
  • Author(s): Mark Ellis
  • Location(s): Europe, Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1938 and WW2

December 1938. Moscow. Josef Stalin has lost some gold. He is not a happy man. He asks his henchman Beria to track it down. September 1940 London. Above the city the Battle of Britain rages and the bombs rain...

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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