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Body on the Shore

Body on the Shore
  • Author(s): Diane M Dickson
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Present day

When a body washes up on Crosby Beach in Liverpool Bay, detectives quickly declare foul play. Yet they will struggle to establish the identity of the victim, let alone the killer. Leading the inquiry on his first murder case,...

The Secret War

The Secret War
  • Author(s): Louise Burfitt-Dons
  • Location(s): Beijing (Peking), Hamburg, Liverpool, London, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): contemporary

Karen Andersen, private investigator, stumbles across intelligence in a Liverpool University that an ultra-right faction of the CCP plan to release a new highly contagious virus on an unsuspecting New York City.

Cast-Iron Men

Cast-Iron Men
  • Author(s): Dominic Kearney
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A tense, pacy, violent crime thriller, Cast-Iron Men looks beyond the gloss of Liverpool’s status as City of Culture, as two tough and vulnerable female reporters gun for the big fish who think they run their small pond. Brutal...

Creatures of the Pool

Creatures of the Pool
  • Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Horror
  • Era(s): Modern

Gavin Meadows’ is a tour guide in Liverpool, and enjoys taking his tourist clientele through the darker sides of his home town. His life, however, is thrown off kilter when his Father disappears without a trace – shortly after...

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead
  • Author(s): Mark Roberts
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A serial killer. A hero to some. A wanted criminal to others. The man who calls himself Vindici broke out of prison last year. Now he’s filmed himself torturing and killing paedophiles in Liverpool’s affluent suburbs. Half the city...

Delicious

Delicious
  • Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino
  • Location(s): Italy, Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1960s, 2000s

Three generations and the kitchen that binds them. Young Maria, content in her Mother’s kitchen, nevertheless seeks excitement and heads off to the city lights, only to return pregnant. Chiara, her daughter and Maria head off to England in...

The Girl Who Just Appeared

The Girl Who Just Appeared
  • Author(s): Jonathan Harvey
  • Location(s): Liverpool, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 2014/1981

London 2014. Holly Smith has never fitted in. Adopted when just a few months old, she’s always felt she was someone with no history, the girl who just appeared. All she has is the address of where she was...

Twopence to Cross the Mersey

Twopence to Cross the Mersey
  • Author(s): Helen Forrester
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Pre WW2

Twopence To Cross The Mersey is the first volume of Helen Forrester’s autobiography. It describes how she and her family (her bankrupted father, her difficult mother and her six siblings) arrive in depression-ridden, pre-World-War-Two Liverpool, in the hope of...

A Tapping at My Door

A Tapping at My Door
  • Author(s): David Jackson
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A deadly game of cat and mouse – and the police aren’t the ones doing the hunting. A gripping new serial killer thriller from the bestselling author of Cry Baby When police are called to a murder scene in...

AN EARLY GRAVE

AN EARLY GRAVE
  • Author(s): Robert McCracken
  • Location(s): Liverpool, Oxford
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Present day

A spell-binding mystery, packed with suspense… During the investigation into the death of a woman on a Liverpool housing estate, DI Tara Grogan encounters Callum, a local recluse who claims to have information. But he won’t help her unless...

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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