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Colouring Scotland

Colouring Scotland
  • Author(s): Laura Henderson
  • Location(s): Scotland
  • Genre(s): Miscellaneous
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Adult colouring exploded onto the publishing scene with the huge, runaway international success of Scot Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden books.Here, talented illustrator Laura Henderson takes us on a colouring journey across Scotland, covering all its most...

Conclave

Conclave
  • Author(s): Robert Harris
  • Location(s): Vatican City
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have...

Crash

Crash
  • Author(s): Toby Vintcent
  • Location(s): Moscow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Formula One driver Remy Sabatino is leading the Drivers’ Championship, in a car that is the quickest of the season by far. But that also means Sabatino’s Russian teammate is the fastest too…Their rivalry couldn’t be more toxic ahead...

Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart
  • Author(s): D K Hood
  • Location(s): Montana
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

She wakes to the sound of footsteps outside her secluded home. Moving toward the window, she scans the dark woods around her and freezes. A tall figure in a long dark coat holds a crossbow pointed right at her....

Damnation

Damnation
  • Author(s): Peter Beck
  • Location(s): Switzerland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Dead clients are bad for business, something that Tom Winter, head of security at a private Swiss bank, knows only too well. When a helicopter explosion kills a valuable client and a close colleague, Winter teams up with the...

Dead Hill

Dead Hill
  • Author(s): John Dean
  • Location(s): North Pennines
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern day

A man is killed by being pushed over the edge of a quarry. There is no doubt about who the culprits are, so why can’t DCI Jack Harris lay a finger on them? Surly and abrasive, veteran detective Harris...

Dead of Night

Dead of Night
  • Author(s): Michael Stanley
  • Location(s): South Africa
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): contemporary

When freelance journalist, Crystal Nguyen, heads to South Africa, she thinks she’ll be researching an article on rhino-horn smuggling for National Geographic, but within a week she’s been hunting poachers, hunted by their bosses, and then arrested in connection...

Dead Woman Walking

Dead Woman Walking
  • Author(s): Sharon Bolton
  • Location(s): Northumberland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. She’s seen the killer’s face – but...

Death of a Coast Watcher

Death of a Coast Watcher
  • Author(s): Anthony English
  • Location(s): Papua New Guinea
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Post-WWII

In 1943 on Bougainville Island, New Guinea, a Japanese officer beheads Hugh Rand, an Australian spy — a coast watcher. The spectators include villagers he terrorised as his mind frayed under the stress of pursuit by soldiers and their...

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile
  • Author(s): Agatha Christie
  • Location(s): Egypt
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1930s

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything — until she lost her life....

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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