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The Ebb (The Lady of the Pier)

The Ebb (The Lady of the Pier)
  • Author(s): Effrosyni Moschoudi
  • Location(s): Brighton, Corfu
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1930s and 1980s

When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her… CORFU, 1987 On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him...

Brighton Belle

Brighton Belle
  • Author(s): Sara Sheridan
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1950s

1951. Brighton. With the excitement of the war over and the Nazis brought to justice at Nuremberg, Mirabelle Bevan (retired Secret Service) thinks her skills are no longer required. After the death of her lover she moves to the...

Another Woman’s Husband

Another Woman’s Husband
  • Author(s): Gill Paul
  • Location(s): Paris, Brighton
  • Era(s): 20th Century

1911. Aged just fifteen, Mary Kirk and Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, continents, and the demands of the English crown, until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal… 1997. Kendall’s romantic break in...

Dead Man’s Footsteps

Dead Man’s Footsteps
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

‘Abby stepped in the lift and the doors closed with a sound like a shovel smoothing gravel. She breathed in the smell of someone else’s perfume, and lemon-scented cleaning fluid. The lift jerked upwards a few inches. And now,...

Dead Man’s Grip (Roy Grace 7)

Dead Man’s Grip (Roy Grace 7)
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Carly Chase is still traumatised after being in a fatal traffic accident which kills a teenage student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two...

Dead Simple (Roy Grace 1)

Dead Simple (Roy Grace 1)
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

It was meant to be a harmless stag night prank. A few hours later four of his best friends are dead and Michael Harrison has disappeared. With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Grace – a man...

Dominion

Dominion
  • Author(s): C J Sansom
  • Location(s): Birmingham, Brighton, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany after Dunkirk. As the long German war against Russia rages on in the east, the British people find themselves under dark authoritarian...

England Expects

England Expects
  • Author(s): Sara Sheridan
  • Location(s): Brighton, Cambridge, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

1953, Brighton, London and Cambridge. When sports hack Joey Gillingham is murdered in a barber’s chair the reason he is in Brighton for the day is unclear. His body is whisked away mysteriously and ex-Secret Service backroom girl Mirabelle...

Glasshopper

Glasshopper
  • Author(s): Isabel Ashdown
  • Location(s): Brighton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

From the suburban disorder of 1980s southern England, 13-year-old Jake watches his world unravel as his father and older brother leave the family home and his mother increasingly finds solace in drink. Even as Jake outwardly shrugs off doubts...

Invisibles

Invisibles
  • Author(s): Ed Siegle
  • Location(s): Brighton, Rio de Janeiro
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s/70 and early 2000s

From the streets of Brighton to the bars of Rio de Janeiro, Ed Siegle weaves the rhythms of Brazil and the troubles of his characters into an absorbing story of identity, love and loss. Simultaneously familiar and foreign, this...

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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