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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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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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In the Absence of Miracles

In the Absence of Miracles
  • Author(s): Michael J Malone
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A young man discovers a family secret that turns his world upside down in this dark, emotive, shocking psychological thriller by number-one bestselling author Michael J. Malone John Docherty’s mother has just been taken into a nursing home following...

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A Small Weeping

A Small Weeping
  • Author(s): Alex Gray
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

The body of a prostitute is found at Glasgow ‘s Queen Street Station, her hands, pointing towards her feet, placed as if in prayer, a small flower pressed between the palms. Psychologist Solomon Brightman is called to assist DCI...

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A Taste For Malice

A Taste For Malice
  • Author(s): Michael J Malone
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

DI Ray McBain is back at work and on filing duty. Desperate for something to do, a pair of old files intrigue him. In the first a woman pushes her way into a vulnerable family. The children adore her....

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Beyond Evidence

Beyond Evidence
  • Author(s): Emma L Clapperton
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

In an alley way of the back streets of Glasgow there lies a decomposing corpse of a slain female baking in the midday heat. No one has found her yet, but medium Patrick McLaughlin knows she is there. It...

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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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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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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