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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...

Rook

Rook
  • Author(s): Jane Rusbridge
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Nora has come home to the Sussex coast where, every dawn, she runs along the creek path to the sea. In the half-light, fragments of cello music crash around in her mind, but she casts them out – it’s...

Dominion

Dominion
  • Author(s): C J Sansom
  • Location(s): Birmingham, Brighton, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany after Dunkirk. As the long German war against Russia rages on in the east, the British people find themselves under dark authoritarian...

The Death of Mr Love

The Death of Mr Love
  • Author(s): Indra Sinha
  • Location(s): India, Lewes, Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1950s and 1990s

The central tenet is based on a murder case in 1950s Bombay, with tremendous descriptions of the Bombay underworld, its backstreets and community politics, together with scenes of rural India. The story of Bhalu as he remembers his idyllic...

All the hopeful Lovers

All the hopeful Lovers
  • Author(s): William Nicholson
  • Location(s): Lewes
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

This book loosely follows on from The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life. Belinda wistfully reflects how much better at sex she is now than when she was in her twenties. She’s thought about taking a lover, but ultimately could...

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...

Cold Black

Cold Black
  • Author(s): Alex Shaw
  • Location(s): Dubai, Kiev (Kyiv), Sussex
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Former SAS trooper Aidan Snow returns in the thrilling follow up to the Kindle bestseller ‘Hetman’. Now an MI6 operative, Snow must locate & rescue an old SAS colleague before an Al-Qaeda cell can carry out acts of unprecedented...

Dead Man’s Footsteps

Dead Man’s Footsteps
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

‘Abby stepped in the lift and the doors closed with a sound like a shovel smoothing gravel. She breathed in the smell of someone else’s perfume, and lemon-scented cleaning fluid. The lift jerked upwards a few inches. And now,...

Dead Man’s Grip (Roy Grace 7)

Dead Man’s Grip (Roy Grace 7)
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Carly Chase is still traumatised after being in a fatal traffic accident which kills a teenage student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two...

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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