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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
  • Author(s): Gail Honeyman
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is...

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Games People Play

Games People Play
  • Author(s): Owen Mullen
  • Location(s): Glasgow, Scotland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 2016

On a warm summer’s evening thirteen month old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland, taken while her parents are yards away. Three days later, the distraught father turns up at Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron’s office and...

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Random
  • Author(s): Craig Robertson
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Glasgow is being terrorised by a serial killer the media have nicknamed The Cutter. The murders have left the police baffled. There seems to be neither rhyme nor reason behind the killings; no kind of pattern or motive; an...

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Witness the Dead

Witness the Dead
  • Author(s): Craig Robertson
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern looking back to 1970s

Scotland 1972. Glasgow is haunted by a murderer nicknamed Red Silk – a feared serial killer who selects his victims in the city’s nightclubs. The case remains unsolved but Archibald Atto, later imprisoned for other murders, is thought to...

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Fishnet

Fishnet
  • Author(s): Kirstin Innes
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Winner of Not The Booker Prize 2015 Twenty year old Rona Leonard walks out of her sister Fiona’s flat and disappears. Six years on, worn down by a tedious job, child care and the aching absence in her life,...

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Gillespie and I

Gillespie and I
  • Author(s): Jane Harris
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1800s

As she sits in her Bloomsbury home, with her two birds for company, elderly Harriet Baxter sets out to relate the story of her acquaintance, nearly four decades previously, with Ned Gillespie, a talented artist who never achieved the...

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Buddha Da

Buddha Da
  • Author(s): Anne Donovan
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

In her hugely acclaimed debut Anne Donovan tells an endearing, humorous yet unsentimental story of a working-class Glaswegian man who discovers Buddhism, rejects old habits and seeks a life more meaningful, only to alienate his immediate family in the...

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Dandy Gilver and the Unpleasantness in the Ballroom

Dandy Gilver and the Unpleasantness in the Ballroom
  • Author(s): Catriona McPherson
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1930s

Glasgow,1932, is a city in the grip of dance-fever. Public ballrooms and backstreet dancehalls are thronged every night and competition for professional titles is fierce. Even after the sudden death of one of last year’s hopefuls there are plenty...

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Everything She Forgot

Everything She Forgot
  • Author(s): Lisa Ballantyne
  • Location(s): Glasgow, London, Scotland
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1985

Lisa Ballantyne, international bestselling author of The Guilty One, delivers a compelling domestic thriller with impeccably observed characters and masterful edge-of-your-seat storytelling in a novel that leaps between past and present with page-turning finesse They’re calling it the worst...

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Fight Back

Fight Back
  • Author(s): Anna Smith
  • Location(s): Costa del Sol, Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Gangster Kerry Casey has fought her way to the top of the Glasgow crime scene. But can she stay there? Kerry Casey is now a fully-fledged gangland boss. With her business partner Sharon and her wily lawyer Marty at...

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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