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Blood In The Water

Blood In The Water
  • Author(s): Jack Flynn
  • Location(s): Boston
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Present day

Homeland Security agent, Kit Steel, is committed to avenge terrorism. And she’s after the blood of her nemesis, one of world’s most ruthless and dangerous criminals, Vincente Carpio. He has the blood of her husband and young son on...

North of Boston

North of Boston
  • Author(s): Elisabeth Elo
  • Location(s): Boston
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2014, Booklist Dennis Lehane meets Smilla’s Sense of Snow: a big discovery in the world of female suspense, about an edgy young woman with the rare ability to withstand extreme conditions Elisabeth Elo’s debut novel...

Still Missing

Still Missing
  • Author(s): Beth Gutcheon
  • Location(s): Boston
  • Genre(s): Fiction

The New York Times’s reviewer wrote: ‘Love is hard enough to write about, but a parent’s love for a child is almost inexpressible in its universality and in the uneventfulness of its nature under ordinary circumstances. When Alex disappears,...

Terminal Value

Terminal Value
  • Author(s): Thomas Waite
  • Location(s): Boston, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

“Be careful what you wish for.” That’s a warning Dylan Johnson should have listened to. When his mobile computing firm is bought out by Mantric Technology, a red-hot company about to go public, it seems like a dream come...

The Given Day

The Given Day
  • Author(s): Dennis Lehane
  • Location(s): Boston
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Post WW1 onwards

This book is set primarily in Boston, post WW1. It tells the epic story of two families, one white, one black, both trying to find their way through a new order, interweaving in real life people and events. A...

A Drink before the War

A Drink before the War
  • Author(s): Dennis Lehane
  • Location(s): Boston
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are tough private investigators who know the blue-collar neighbourhoods and ghettos of Boston’s Dorchester section as only natives can. Working out of an old church belfry, Kenzie and Gennaro take on a seemingly simple...

Boston Noir

Boston Noir
  • Author(s): Dennis Lehane
  • Location(s): Boston
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

An anthology of stories under the editorship of Dennis Lehane, set in Boston. Some noir, some mystery ….lots of locations are mentioned….

Brighton

Brighton
  • Author(s): Michael Harvey
  • Location(s): Boston
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 19th Century/Early 20th

Brighton, suburb of Boston, 1975: a Boston neighbourhood where racial tensions run high and gangs jostle for dominance in the trades that matter – drugrunning, book-keeping and theft. Fifteen-year-old Kevin Pearce knows his best hope is to get the...

Girls I Know

Girls I Know
  • Author(s): Douglas Trevor
  • Location(s): Boston
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 2000s

In the winter of 2001, 29-year-old Walt Steadman survives a shooting in his favorite Boston café that leaves four people dead. In the aftermath, Walt forms two new relationships : one with Ginger Newton, a privileged, reckless, Harvard undergraduate...

House of Fire

House of Fire
  • Author(s): Joseph Finder
  • Location(s): New England, Boston, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Nick Heller, private spy, exposes secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. At the funeral of his good friend Sean, an army buddy who struggled with opioid addiction, a stranger approaches Nick with a job. The woman is...

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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