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Games People Play

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

When a baby is stolen from a Scottish beach, private investigator Charlie Cameron reluctantly agrees to take the case. While her parents are just yards away, thirteen-month-old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland. Three days later,...

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...

Random

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...

Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
  • Author(s): Douglas Stuart
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid...

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...

In the Absence of Miracles

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

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...

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...

Fight Back

Fight Back
  • Author(s): Anna Smith
  • Location(s): Glasgow, Costa del Sol
  • 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...

In Harm’s Way

In Harm’s Way
  • Author(s): Owen Mullen
  • Location(s): Glasgow, Leadhills
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): 2018

If no one knows you’re in danger, no one can save you… The Baxter house in the Lowther Hills, in Scotland, has been up for sale for decades. It’s dilapidated and near-derelict, and nobody is interested in it. But...

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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