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Bound

Bound
  • Author(s): Vanda Symon
  • Location(s): Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When the official investigation into the murder of a respectable local businessman fails to add up, and personal problems start to play havoc with her state of mind, New Zealand’s favourite young detective Sam Shephard turns vigilante…  ‘Fast-moving New...

The Ringmaster

The Ringmaster
  • Author(s): Vanda Symon
  • Location(s): Dunedin
  • Genre(s): Mystery

Constable Sam Shephard has moved to Dunedin to begin training as a detective in the police force. Sidelined from a murder investigation, Sam is assigned duties as peacekeeper between a visiting circus and animal-rights protestors. After a university student...

Containment

Containment
  • Author(s): Vanda Symon
  • Location(s): Dunedin, Aramoana
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

(Sam Shephard Book 3) Chaos reigns in the sleepy village of Aramoana on the New Zealand coast, when a series of shipping containers wash up on the beach and looting begins. Detective Constable Sam Shephard experiences the desperation of...

Overkill

Overkill
  • Author(s): Vanda Symon
  • Location(s): South Island, New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide. But all is not what it seems. Sam Shephard, sole-charge police...

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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