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An Inconvenient Woman

An Inconvenient Woman
  • Author(s): Stéphanie Buelens
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

When Claire Fontaine learns that her ex-husband Simon is marrying again, to a woman with a teenage daughter, her blood runs cold. She is sure that years ago Simon molested her own daughter and was responsible for her mysterious...

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Cannery Row

Cannery Row
  • Author(s): John Steinbeck
  • Location(s): Monterey
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

John Steinbeck’s paean to the Monterey County of his youth, Cannery Row contains an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw in Penguin Modern Classics. In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits – gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists...

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Deep Down Dead

Deep Down Dead
  • Author(s): Steph Broadribb
  • Location(s): California, Florida, Georgia, West Virginia
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start...

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FALL OUT

FALL OUT
  • Author(s): M N Grenside
  • Location(s): California, London, Switzerland, The Philippines, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): PRESENT

An LA screenwriter is killed shortly after completing his latest script, FALL OUT – a thriller destined to be a blockbuster but written with a secret double purpose. Echoing events from the past the screenplay is sent to a...

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The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife
  • Author(s): Gill Paul
  • Location(s): New York State, Russia, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century and 2011

A Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world’s greatest mysteries . . . Love. Guilt. Heartbreak. 1914 Russia is on the brink of collapse, and the Romanov family faces a terrifyingly uncertain future....

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The Tiger Catcher

The Tiger Catcher
  • Author(s): Paullina Simons
  • Location(s): London, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

Can true love ever die? Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and runs a successful business. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young woman named...

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Beneath the Same Heaven

Beneath the Same Heaven
  • Author(s): Anne Marie Ruff
  • Location(s): Dubai, Los Angeles, Pakistan, San Diego
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Kathryn, an American woman, and Rashid, a Pakistani-born Muslim man, seem to have bridged the divide between Western and Islamic world views with their marriage and two American-born children. But everything changes when Rashid’s father is suddenly killed by...

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Black Water

Black Water
  • Author(s): Louise Doughty
  • Location(s): California, Indonesia, Netherlands
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present looking back

John Harper lies awake at night in an isolated hut on an Indonesian island, listening to the rain on the roof and believing his life may be in danger. But he is less afraid of what is going to...

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Deep Blue Trouble

Deep Blue Trouble
  • Author(s): Steph Broadribb
  • Location(s): Southern California
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Her daughter Dakota is safe, but her cancer is threatening a comeback, and Lori needs JT – Dakota’s daddy and the man who taught Lori everything – alive and kicking. Problem is, he’s behind bars, and heading for death...

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Fever City

Fever City
  • Author(s): Tim Baker
  • Location(s): Dallas, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s/2014

Nick Alston, a Los Angeles private investigator, is hired to find the kidnapped son of America’s richest and most hated man. Hastings, a mob hitman in search of redemption, is also on the trail. But both men soon become...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020