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The Paris Secret

The Paris Secret
  • Author(s): Karen Swan
  • Location(s): Antibes, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Not every door should be opened . . . With stunning locations and page-turning tension, The Paris Secret is an intense and gripping tale from bestselling author Karen Swan. Somewhere along the cobbled streets of Paris, an apartment lies thick with...

Fatal Inheritance

Fatal Inheritance
  • Author(s): Rachel Rhys
  • Location(s): Antibes, French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1948

1948: an English housewife trapped in a dull marriage escapes to the South of France to claim a mystery inheritance. But rivals to her unexplained fortune begin to emerge, and now they want her out of the way …...

The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes

The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes
  • Author(s): Patricia Sands
  • Location(s): Antibes, Strasbourg
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Current

THE LOVE IN PROVENCE CHARACTERS ARE BACK … Everything was going so well in Kat and Philippe’s life together. Then suddenly it wasn’t. Roman ruins delayed the work on the Villa des Violettes. The Russian drug gang might be...

Mrs Hemingway

Mrs Hemingway
  • Author(s): Naomi Wood
  • Location(s): Antibes, Cuba (Republic of), World
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s-1960s

In the dazzling summer of 1926, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley travel from their home in Paris to a villa in the south of France. They swim, play bridge and drink gin. But wherever they go they are...

The Suitors

The Suitors
  • Author(s): Cecile David-Weill
  • Location(s): Antibes, France
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000s

A comedy of manners that serves as an insightful look at the lives of those in the upper classes. After two sisters, Laure and Marie, learn of their parents’ plan to sell the family’s summer retreat, L’Agapanthe, they devise...

Villa America

Villa America
  • Author(s): Liza Klaussmann
  • Location(s): Antibes
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Cole and Linda Porter, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos – all are summer guests of Gerald and Sara Murphy. Visionary, misunderstood, and from vastly different backgrounds, the Murphys met and married young, and...

Double Blind

Double Blind
  • Author(s): Edward St Aubyn
  • Location(s): London, Antibes, California, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Double Blind follows three close friends and their circle through a year of extraordinary transformation. Set between London, Cap d’Antibes, Big Sur and a rewilded corner of Sussex, this thrilling, ambitious novel is as compelling about ecology, psychoanalysis, genetics...

I Promise You This

I Promise You This
  • Author(s): Patricia Sands
  • Location(s): Antibes
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Suddenly single after twenty-two years of marriage, the calm of Katherine Price’s midlife has turned upside down. Seeking to find her true self, she took a chance on starting over. A year later, she is certain of this: she’s...

Villa of Sun and Secrets

Villa of Sun and Secrets
  • Author(s): Jennifer Bohnet
  • Location(s): Antibes
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Carla Sullivan’s 50th birthday is fast approaching when her whole world is turned upside down. Discovering her feckless husband is having yet another affair and following her mother’s death, she is in need of an escape. Finding an envelope...

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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