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The Dark Well of Glastonbury

The Dark Well of Glastonbury
  • Author(s): Phillipa Bowers
  • Location(s): Glastonbury
  • Genre(s): Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): Early 1900s

In 1903, Louisa, an impoverished young widow, goes to Glastonbury to care for her ailing aunt. One day while sitting beside the ruined abbey church, she experiences a vision from the past of a woman who was guardian of...

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The Darkest Walk

The Darkest Walk
  • Author(s): Malcolm Archibald
  • Location(s): Manchester
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1848

Set in 1848, Darkest Walk of Crime sees recently promoted Detective Mendick sent on his first case. Disturbing new evidence suggests the working class Chartist movement is seeking violent action after years of oppression and the defeat in Parliament...

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The Darkness

The Darkness
  • Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

A body is found off the coast of Iceland. A cursory police investigation calls it suicide. She’s just another statistic, soon forgotten. But not by Reykjavik Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir. Difficult and unconventional, Hulda is being forced into early...

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The Darling

The Darling
  • Author(s): Russell Banks
  • Location(s): Liberia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1975 through 1991

Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is the story of Hannah Musgrave, a political radical and member of the Weather Underground. Hannah flees America for West Africa, where she and her Liberian...

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The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush

The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush
  • Author(s): Susan Wittig Albert
  • Location(s): Alabama
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s

The New York Times bestselling author of the China Bayles Mysteries takes readers back to Darling, Alabama, in the spring of 1933–where the women of the Darling Dahlias’ garden club are betting their bottom dollar there’s going to be...

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The Daughter of River Valley

The Daughter of River Valley
  • Author(s): Victoria Cornwall
  • Location(s): Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Victorian

Cornwall, 1861 Beth Jago appears to have the idyllic life, she has a trade to earn a living and a cottage of her own in Cornwall’s beautiful River Valley. Yet appearances can be deceptive … Beth has a secret....

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The Dawn of Saudi

The Dawn of Saudi
  • Author(s): Homa Pouragari
  • Location(s): Saudi Arabia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

This poignant mystery is about three people whose lives intertwine in a tale that depicts the oppression of women and the human rights abuse under the pretext of religion. Dawn Parnell made the mistake of marrying a Saudi; Sahar...

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The Day I Died

The Day I Died
  • Author(s): Lori Rader-Day
  • Location(s): Indiana
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Anna Winger knows people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired by companies seeking trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real mess of other people’s...

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The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust
  • Author(s): Nathanael West
  • Location(s): Hollywood
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s/1940s

The Day of the Locust is a novel about Hollywood and its corrupting touch, about the American dream turned into a sun-drenched California nightmare. Nathanael West’s Hollywood is not the glamorous “home of the stars” but a seedy world...

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The Day Watch

The Day Watch
  • Author(s): Sergei Lukyanenko
  • Location(s): Moscow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Paranormal
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Walking the streets of Moscow, indistinguishable from the rest of its population, are The Others. Possessors of supernatural powers and capable of entering the Twilight, a shadowy world that exists in parallel to our own, each owes allegiance either...

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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