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Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys
  • Author(s): Aiden Thomas
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): N/A

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin...

Courting Greta

Courting Greta
  • Author(s): Ramsey Hootman
  • Location(s): Healdsburg, California
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 2000's

Samuel Cooke knows most women wouldn’t give him a second glance even if he were the last man on earth. He’s the cripple with the crutches, the nerdy computer genius every female past puberty feels compelled to mother. So...

Afraid of the Light

Afraid of the Light
  • Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
  • Location(s): Los Angeles, California
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The new novel from the bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happiness and The MomentBrendan has always lived a careful, constrained life. A salesman who never liked the work, he’s a man who has stayed in his marriage and his faith because...

The Dark Hours

The Dark Hours
  • Author(s): Michael Connelly
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Has a killer lain dormant for years only to strike again on New Year’s Eve? LAPD Detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch team up to find justice for an innocent victim in the new thriller from #1 New York...

When the Stars Go Dark

When the Stars Go Dark
  • Author(s): Paula McLain
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Anna Hart is a missing persons detective in San Francisco. When tragedy strikes her personal life, Anna, desperate and numb, flees to the Northern California village of Mendocino to grieve. She lived there as a child with her beloved...

The Artist Colony

The Artist Colony
  • Author(s): Joanna FitzPatrick
  • Location(s): Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1920s

July 1924. Sarah Cunningham, a young Modernist painter, arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea from Paris to bury her older sister, Ada Belle. En route, she is shocked to learn that Ada Belle’s suspicious death is a suicide. But why kill herself?...

The Follower

The Follower
  • Author(s): Nicholas Bowling
  • Location(s): Northern California
  • Genre(s): Horror, Thriller
  • Era(s): N/A

Twin Peaks meets Welcome to Night Vale in this surreal, supernatural thriller by a Costa-shortlisted author “Gripping, compelling and otherworldly” – DAVID QUANTICK When her twin brother goes missing in Northern California, Vivian Owens follows his trail to the...

Massage World: The Novel

Massage World: The Novel
  • Author(s): Eric Madeen
  • Location(s): Japan, Southern California
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Postmodern present

Massage World is a crime thriller that concerns a massage therapist striving to open a straight, grandiose health spa against the wishes of a wild man from the shady side of the industry who takes her business over with...

Outrun the Moon

Outrun the Moon
  • Author(s): Stacey Lee
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1906

From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for...

While We Were Dating

While We Were Dating
  • Author(s): Jasmine Guillory
  • Location(s): Hollywood
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Can a Hollywood romance work in the real world? Ben Stephens has never been one to mix business and pleasure, but when he lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star, Anna Gardiner, and it turns out she’s as...

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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