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Psycho by the Sea (A Constable Twitten Mystery)

Psycho by the Sea (A Constable Twitten Mystery)
  • Author(s): Lynne Truss
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime, Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1950s

‘A giddy spell of sheer delight!’ Praise for the Constable Twitten Series, Daily Mail In the latest installment of this funny, charming and quirky series – longlisted for the acclaimed CWA Historical Dagger – our trio of redoubtable detectives...

Ruby Baker Seaside Mystery Trilogy

Ruby Baker Seaside Mystery Trilogy
  • Author(s): Daisy White
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Cosy Mystery
  • Era(s): 1960s

3 gripping, nostalgic mysteries set in Brighton in 1963. Runaway Ruby Baker and her best friend Mary find jobs as hairdressing apprentices, but Ruby soon realizes she has a talent for solving mysteries too…

Sister, Sister

Sister, Sister
  • Author(s): Suzanne Fortin
  • Location(s): Brighton, Amelia Island
  • Genre(s): Suspense, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Alice: Beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar. Clare: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous. Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life. Alice thinks Clare is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family. One...

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...

The Amber Pendant (The Rose Muddle Mysteries)

The Amber Pendant (The Rose Muddle Mysteries)
  • Author(s): Imogen White
  • Location(s): Brighton, Hove
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Edwardian Era

When Rose Muddle is plucked from the workhouse to become a maid in a grand mansion, she discovers that her new mistress has secret plans for her – plans which involve a strange amber pendant with extraordinary powers. But...

The Brighton Mermaid

The Brighton Mermaid
  • Author(s): Dorothy Koomson
  • Location(s): Brighton, England
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1993 and present day

Brighton Beach, 1993 Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks...

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
  • Author(s): Kate Bradbury
  • Location(s): Birmingham, Brighton
  • Era(s): Modern

Finding herself in a new home in Brighton, Kate Bradbury sets about transforming her decked, barren backyard into a beautiful wildlife garden. She documents the unbuttoning of the earth and the rebirth of the garden, the rewilding of a...

The Chalky Sea

The Chalky Sea
  • Author(s): Clare Flynn
  • Location(s): Eastbourne
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): World War 2

Two troubled people struggle to find their way in a turbulent world. In July 1940, Gwen Collingwood drops her husband at the railway station, knowing she may never see him again. Two days later her humdrum world is torn...

The Embalmer

The Embalmer
  • Author(s): Alison Belsham
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime
  • Era(s): Current day

Has the ancient Egyptian cult of immortality resurfaced in Brighton? When a freshly-mummified body is discovered at the Brighton Museum of Natural History, Detective Francis Sullivan is at a loss to identify the desiccated woman. But as Egyptian burial...

The Foreshadowing

The Foreshadowing
  • Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1915, WWI

Sasha can see the future. But can she use her power to save her brothers and change their destiny? A stunning World War One anniversary edition of the mesmerising novel from award-winning author, Marcus Sedgwick. It is 1915, WWI....

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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