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A Death in Valencia

A Death in Valencia
  • Author(s): Jason Webster
  • Location(s): Valencia
  • Genre(s): Crime

Max Camara is feeling low. Ominous cracks have appeared in the walls of his flat: the body of a well-known paella chef has been washed up on the beach: there are rows and threats about abortion clinics: the town...

Blood Med: (Max Cámara 4)

Blood Med: (Max Cámara 4)
  • Author(s): Jason Webster
  • Location(s): Valencia
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Spain is corrupt and on the brink of collapse.The king is ill, banks are closing, hospitals are in chaos, homes are lost, demonstrators riot and rightwing thugs patrol the street. The tunnels beneath the streets are at once a...

Blood Song

Blood Song
  • Author(s): Johana Gustawsson
  • Location(s): Valencia, Falkenberg
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1938 and modern

Spain, 1938: The country is wracked by civil war, and as Valencia falls to Franco’s brutal dictatorship, Republican Therese witnesses the murders of her family. Captured and sent to the notorious Las Ventas women’s prison, Therese gives birth to...

The Hideaway

The Hideaway
  • Author(s): Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Location(s): Costa Blanca, Valencia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The breathtaking novel from Sunday Times bestselling Sheila O’Flanagan, author of THE MISSING WIFE and WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT. Perfect for readers of Catherine Alliott and Marian Keyes. What would you do if you discovered you were living a...

The Perfume Garden

The Perfume Garden
  • Author(s): Kate Lord Brown
  • Location(s): Valencia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s/early 1940s and early 2000s

High in the hills of Valencia, a forgotten house guards its secrets. Untouched since Franco’s forces tore through Spain in 1936, the whitewashed walls have crumbled, the garden, laden with orange blossom, grown wild. Emma Temple is the first...

The Woman in Valencia

The Woman in Valencia
  • Author(s): Annie Perreault, Ann Marie Boulanger (Translator)
  • Location(s): Valencia
  • Era(s): Contemporary and 2025

While on vacation with her family in Valencia, Claire Halde witnesses a shocking event that becomes the catalyst for a protracted downward spiral and a profound personal unravelling as she struggles to come to grips with her role in...

A Body in Barcelona (Max Cámara 5)

A Body in Barcelona (Max Cámara 5)
  • Author(s): Jason Webster
  • Location(s): Barcelona, Valencia
  • Genre(s): Crime, Suspense
  • Era(s): Modern

Tensions in Spain are rising: political violence and social unrest have suddenly re-emerged. Madrid is trying to keep a tight leash on Catalonia, where the call for independence is getting louder by the day. The last time Barcelona moved...

Or the Bull Kills You

Or the Bull Kills You
  • Author(s): Jason Webster
  • Location(s): Valencia
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Chief Inspector Max Cámara thinks in proverbs – ones his Anarchist grandfather repeats all the time – but he hates one thing above all… bullfighting. So when he’s roped into investigating the murder of Spain’s most celebrated matador, found...

The Scent of Lemon Leaves

The Scent of Lemon Leaves
  • Author(s): Clara Sanchez (Clara Sánchez)
  • Location(s): Valencia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Having left her job and boyfriend, thirty-year-old Sandra decides to stay in a Spanish village in order to take stock of her life and find a new direction. She befriends Karin and Fredrik, an elderly Norwegian couple, who provide...

Fatal Sunset

Fatal Sunset
  • Author(s): Jason Webster
  • Location(s): Valencia
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In the hills above Valencia is a notorious nightclub called Sunset. When its larger-than-life owner, Jose Luis, dies suddenly, everyone assumes it was a heart attack. Meanwhile, all is not well for Max Cámara at HQ. His new boss,...

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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