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The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes

The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes
  • Author(s): Cathy Ace
  • Location(s): United Kingdom, South Wales
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It’s Cait and Bud’s wedding weekend and for the first time she feels like a bride—or at least, she’s supposed to. But then the rain won’t quit, the supposedly romantic Welsh castle feels creepy, and there’s a dead body...

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The Corpse with the Silver Tongue

The Corpse with the Silver Tongue
  • Author(s): Cathy Ace
  • Location(s): The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In the south of France where hatred simmers in the heat, a man seemingly admired, and certainly feared, drops dead at a dinner party. All of the guests fall under suspicion, including Welsh-Canadian professor Cait Morgan. A criminologist who...

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The Corpse Wore Tartan

The Corpse Wore Tartan
  • Author(s): Kaitlyn Dunnett
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Can there be such a thing as too many men in kilts? Normally Liss MacCrimmon, proprietor of Moosetookalook, Maine’s one and only Scottish Emporium, would say no. But that’s before one of them turns out to be murderous… The...

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The Corruption of Chastity

The Corruption of Chastity
  • Author(s): Frank Westworth
  • Location(s): The Mediterranean, Russia
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

The solitary female sniper squints against the scorching desert sun. Takes the shot. Men die. The solitary female assassin slashes her target’s artery. Fades into the Alpine forest. Men die. The betrayed covert operative silences his sadness with the...

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The Corsican Caper

The Corsican Caper
  • Author(s): Peter Mayle
  • Location(s): The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When billionaire Francis Reboul finds himself on the wrong side of a Russian tycoon, he’s fortunate to have vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales on hand to help him out. Now it’s up to Sam–who’s saved Reboul’s neck...

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The Cossacks

The Cossacks
  • Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): pre-revolutionary Russia

“The Cossacks” is one of Tolstoy’s greatest works. In this semi-autobiographical work we meet the central character of Olenin, a young man of twenty-four who has yet to make anything of himself in life. Olenin joins the Russian army...

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The Cost of Knowing

The Cost of Knowing
  • Author(s): Brittney Morris
  • Location(s): Chicago
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

From the acclaimed author of SLAY, comes a gripping novel, about brothers, grief, and what it means to be a young Black man in America. For fans of Dear Martin and They Both Die at the End. Sixteen year...

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The Cost of Sugar

The Cost of Sugar
  • Author(s): Cynthia McLeod
  • Location(s): Suriname
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th century

The Cost of Sugar is the historical story of Jewish family planters and their slaves in Suriname. Now a major motion picture, The Cost of Sugar gives an engrossing account of eighteenth century Suriname at the time when the...

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The Cottage in a Cornish Cove

The Cottage in a Cornish Cove
  • Author(s): Cass Grafton
  • Location(s): The West Country, Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Orphaned as a baby and raised by uncaring relatives, much of Anna Redding’s happiness as a child came from the long summer holidays spent with an elderly family friend, Aunt Meg, in the coastal village of Polkerran. With Aunt...

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The Cottage of Curiosities

The Cottage of Curiosities
  • Author(s): Celia Anderson
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Tucked away amongst the winding, cobbled streets of Pengelly in Cornwall, the old stone cottage on Memory Lane is full of secrets. Brimming with trinkets and treasures, there are thousands of stories hidden within its walls. Fifty-four-year-old Grace Clarke...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Voyages by Verse' Poetry Competition...

A poem in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

1,000 word maximum - no minimum

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 13th June 2021