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Another Woman’s Husband

Another Woman’s Husband
  • Author(s): Gill Paul
  • Location(s): Paris, Brighton
  • Era(s): 20th Century

1911. Aged just fifteen, Mary Kirk and Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, continents, and the demands of the English crown, until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal… 1997. Kendall’s romantic break in...

Belonging

Belonging
  • Author(s): Umi Sinha
  • Location(s): India, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid 19th Century to early 1920s

Lila Langdon is twelve years old when she witnesses a family tragedy after her mother unveils her father’s surprise birthday present – a tragedy that ends her childhood in India and precipitates a new life in Sussex with her...

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...

Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow
  • Author(s): David Nicholls
  • Location(s): London, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1997

One life-changing summer Charlie meets Fran… In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don’t remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it...

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,...

The Closer I Get

The Closer I Get
  • Author(s): Paul Burston
  • Location(s): South London, Hastings
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

’An intense, tightly calibrated thriller’ Huffington Post Tom is a successful author, but he’s struggling to finish his novel. His main distraction is an online admirer, Evie, who simply won’t leave him alone. Evie is smart, well read and...

The Ebb (The Lady of the Pier)

The Ebb (The Lady of the Pier)
  • Author(s): Effrosyni Moschoudi
  • Location(s): Brighton, Corfu
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1930s and 1980s

When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her… CORFU, 1987 On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him...

The Night Visitor

The Night Visitor
  • Author(s): Lucy Atkins
  • Location(s): The South of France (Le Midi), London, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Professor Olivia Sweetman has worked hard to achieve the life she loves, with a high-flying career as a TV presenter and historian, three children and a talented husband. But as she stands before a crowd at the launch of...

Brighton Belle

Brighton Belle
  • Author(s): Sara Sheridan
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1950s

1951. Brighton. With the excitement of the war over and the Nazis brought to justice at Nuremberg, Mirabelle Bevan (retired Secret Service) thinks her skills are no longer required. After the death of her lover she moves to the...

All My Lies Are True

All My Lies Are True
  • Author(s): Dorothy Koomson
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

From the bestselling author of Tell Me Your Secret and The Brighton Mermaid comes the breath-taking sequel to the iconic Sunday Times bestseller The Ice Cream Girls. Verity is telling lies… And that’s why she’s about to be arrested...

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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