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The Sussex Downs Murder

The Sussex Downs Murder
  • Author(s): John Bude
  • Location(s): Sussex Downs
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

‘Already it looked as if the police were up against a carefully planned and cleverly executed murder, and, what was more, a murder without a corpse!’ Two brothers, John and William Rother, live together at Chalklands Farm in the...

No Accident

No Accident
  • Author(s): Robert Crouch
  • Location(s): Sussex Downs, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Crime
  • Era(s): Present

Is it an accident? Or is it murder? Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel, needs to find out. When he visits Tombstone Adventure Park to investigate a fatal work accident, the details...

No Bodies

No Bodies
  • Author(s): Robert Crouch
  • Location(s): Sussex Downs
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Present

Why would environmental health officer, Kent Fisher, show any interest in finding Daphne Witherington, the missing wife of a longstanding family friend? The police believe she ran off with Colin Miller, a rather dubious caterer, and Kent has problems...

Sorry for the Dead

Sorry for the Dead
  • Author(s): Nicola Upson
  • Location(s): Sussex Downs
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1915, 1930s

Summer, 1915: a young woman falls to her death at Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs. But was it an accident? Twenty years later, Josephine Tey is faced with the accusation that it was murder, and that she was...

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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