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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,...

33 Women

33 Women
  • Author(s): Isabel Ashdown
  • Location(s): Arundel
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When sisters Celine and Pip get a call telling them their reclusive mother has died, the women are reunited at her riverside home in Arundel to pick up the pieces. But someone is missing – their middle sister, Vanessa,...

The Postscript Murders

The Postscript Murders
  • Author(s): Elly Griffiths
  • Location(s): West Sussex, Aberdeen, Shoreham
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

PS: Thanks for the murders. The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should absolutely not be suspicious. DS Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing to concern her in carer Natalka’s account of Peggy Smith’s death. But when...

The Taxidermist’s Daughter

The Taxidermist’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Kate Mosse
  • Location(s): West Sussex
  • Genre(s): Gothic, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1900s

Strange goings on in Bosham – near Chichester. Crows, ghosts, weird lady, an even weirder man – the taxidermist, an annual rite at the church, a tumbledown house, a body in the water. Who was the perpetrator? What is...

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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