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Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows
  • Author(s): Matthew J Evans
  • Location(s): Chichester, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Present day

When DS David Angelis wakes from a coma, his world is turned upside down as he discovers he can see into the minds of others. Is he now a threat to his job, or will he use his supernatural...

Jaz Santos vs. the World

Jaz Santos vs. the World
  • Author(s): Priscilla Mante
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A relatable, inclusive story about families, unlikely friendships and girl power. Perfect for fans of Ella on the Outside and Jacqueline Wilson. Olá! I’m Jasmina Santos-Campbell (but you can call me Jaz). You’ve probably heard of me and my...

DEADLY REMEDIES

DEADLY REMEDIES
  • Author(s): Candy Denman
  • Location(s): Hastings
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

A wily doctor goes out on a limb to find a killer… Two elderly people passing is an unremarkable occurrence in the British seaside town of Hastings, and certainly not unusual for police doctor and medical examiner Callie Hughes....

The Bookshop Murder

The Bookshop Murder
  • Author(s): Merryn Allingham
  • Location(s): West Sussex
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1950s

Join Flora Steele – bookshop owner, bicycle-rider, day dreamer and amateur detective as she tackles her first case! Sussex, 1955: When Flora Steele opens up her bookshop one morning she’s in for the surprise of her life! Because there,...

Death in the Harbour, an Inspector Ryga Mystery (2)

Death in the Harbour, an Inspector Ryga Mystery (2)
  • Author(s): Pauline Rowson
  • Location(s): Newhaven
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1950s

Myra Swinley is convinced that her police constable husband’s death was no accident, and that he would never have lost his footing on a dark, foggy November night on the quayside of Newhaven Harbour while on his beat. Determined...

Psycho by the Sea (A Constable Twitten Mystery)

Psycho by the Sea (A Constable Twitten Mystery)
  • Author(s): Lynne Truss
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime, Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1950s

‘A giddy spell of sheer delight!’ Praise for the Constable Twitten Series, Daily Mail In the latest installment of this funny, charming and quirky series – longlisted for the acclaimed CWA Historical Dagger – our trio of redoubtable detectives...

Guilty Party

Guilty Party
  • Author(s): Candy Denman
  • Location(s): Hastings
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): present

Curiosity about a strangled lawyer leads police doctor Callie Hughes along a bumpy road to the truth When a lawyer is found dead in his home, the circumstances are indeed strange, if not wholly suspicious. An act of auto-eroticisation...

Vital Signs

Vital Signs
  • Author(s): Candy Denman
  • Location(s): Hastings
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): present

A forensic physician fuels political uproar when she sticks to her findings When bodies of immigrants begin to wash up on a Hastings beach, no one would envy police doctor Callie Hughes’ sad job of checking for vital signs...

The Penguin Killer

The Penguin Killer
  • Author(s): Ste Sharp
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1990s

Brighton, during the glorious Britpop summer of 1995.A second hand bookshop becomes the centre of a serial killer investigation when vintage penguin books are left at murder scenes. Luke Redfern has just inherited the bookshop Red Books from his...

Madame Burova

Madame Burova
  • Author(s): Ruth Hogan
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Madame Burova – Tarot Reader, Palmist and Clairvoyant is retiring and leaving her booth on the Brighton seafront after fifty years. Imelda Burova has spent a lifetime keeping other people’s secrets and her silence has come at a price....

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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