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Bad Day at the Vulture Club

Bad Day at the Vulture Club
  • Author(s): Vaseem Khan
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When a Parsi heiress approaches Inspector Chopra about her father’s death that the police dismissed as a random killing, Chopra feels uneasy at first at entering the world of power and privilege but is soon plagued by doubts about...

Grave Island

Grave Island
  • Author(s): Andrew Smyth
  • Location(s): East Africa, London, Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

When Philip Hennessey is thrown out of army intelligence after evidence is fabricated against him, his ex-wife’s school friend asks him to investigate the sudden death of her father, who she thinks has been murdered. Philip soon discovers a...

Meet Me in Bombay

Meet Me in Bombay
  • Author(s): Jenny Ashcroft
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): WW1

Bombay, 1913 It’s New Year’s Eve, and Madeline Bright, fresh to the exotic opulence of colonial India, is yearning for all she’s left behind in England. But then, at the stroke of midnight, Maddy meets Luke Devereaux, and as...

Remember Death

Remember Death
  • Author(s): Ankush Saikia
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay), Delhi, Luknow, Manali
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Detective Arjun Arora is summoned to Mumbai to track down an airhostess who has allegedly killed a bar dancer and vanished with a large sum of money. The search for Agnes Pereira leads Arjun on a nationwide hunt. But...

Sacred Games

Sacred Games
  • Author(s): Vikram Chandra
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

A novel with an incredible amount of breadth, politics, partition, the city of Mumbai – this is truly a book “set in India”.

The Mountain Shadow

The Mountain Shadow
  • Author(s): Gregory David Roberts
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Shantaram introduced millions of readers to a cast of unforgettable characters through Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow, the long-awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in...

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star: Baby Ganesh Agency Book 3

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star: Baby Ganesh Agency Book 3
  • Author(s): Vaseem Khan
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The enchanting new Baby Ganesh Agency novel sees Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigating the dark side of Bollywood. Mumbai thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters. But even in the city of dreams, there is no guarantee...

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
  • Author(s): Vaseem Khan
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Mumbai, murder and a baby elephant combine in a charming, joyful mystery for fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Rachel Joyce. On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra discovers that he has inherited an elephant: an unlikely gift...

The Widows of Malabar Hill

The Widows of Malabar Hill
  • Author(s): Sujata Massey
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s

Bombay, 1921: Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father’s law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a law degree from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic...

Shantaram

Shantaram
  • Author(s): Gregory David Roberts
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

The story of Lin, his travels, trials, the dilemmas he faces and relationships he builds with individuals as he moves through the slums of Mumbai (with a side trip to Afghanistan)- a truly enthralling and captivating book.

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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