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The Daydreamer Detective

The Daydreamer Detective
  • Author(s): S J Petronas
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Cosy Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Mei Yamagawa is out of luck and out of money. After five years in Tokyo, she has little to show for it besides a laundry list of unrealized dreams. Left without a choice, she returns to her rural Japanese...

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The Dead American

The Dead American
  • Author(s): Jake Needham
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

They steer a tight ship in squeaky-clean Singapore. No dissent, no opposition, no criticism. It’s like an entire country run by Walt Disney. Disneyland with the death penalty, somebody once called it. A young American software engineer hangs himself...

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The Dead Boxes Archive

The Dead Boxes Archive
  • Author(s): John F Leonard
  • Location(s): England
  • Genre(s): Horror
  • Era(s): Various

The Dead Boxes Archive is a chilling collection of short horror stories and horror novellas. Together for the first time in one volume, seven tales from the critically acclaimed Dead Boxes series. Dead Boxes are scary things. Wonderful and...

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The Dead Can’t Talk

The Dead Can’t Talk
  • Author(s): Nick Quantrill
  • Location(s): Hull
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary looking back to lat 20thCentury

How far will Anna Stone, a disillusioned police officer on the brink of leaving her job, go to uncover the truth about her sister’s disappearance?Approached by Luke Carver, an ex-Army drifter she’s previously sent to prison, he claims to...

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The Dead Cat Bounce

The Dead Cat Bounce
  • Author(s): Sarah Graves
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

dead cat bounce n. Stock market jargon for a small, temporary rise in a stock’s trading price after a sharp drop. Since she bought her rambling old fixer-upper of a house, Jacobia Tiptree has gotten used to finding things...

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The Dead Line

The Dead Line
  • Author(s): Holly Watt
  • Location(s): Bangladesh
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A Bangladeshi camp. A British ambassador. A Harley Street doctor. Investigative journalist Casey Benedict is used to working on stories that will take her from the bottom to the top of society – stories with a huge human cost....

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The Dead of Jericho

The Dead of Jericho
  • Author(s): Colin Dexter
  • Location(s): Oxford
  • Genre(s): Crime

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The Dead of Jura

The Dead of Jura
  • Author(s): Allan Martin
  • Location(s): Isle of Jura, Brandenburg, Dublin, Frankfurt an der Oder
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Crime, Literary Travel
  • Era(s): Modern

(Inspector Angus Blue Book 2) Jura: where the rich and the powerful come to play away from the prying eyes of the press. But when there is an assassination attempt on a Cabinet Minister whiles he’s on his island...

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The Dead of Winter

The Dead of Winter
  • Author(s): Nicola Upson
  • Location(s): St Michael's Mount
  • Genre(s): Cosy Mystery
  • Era(s): 1938

Josephine Tey 9 December 1938, and storm clouds hover once again over Europe. Josephine Tey and Archie Penrose gather with friends for a Cornish Christmas, but two strange and brutal deaths on St Michael’s Mount – and the unexpected...

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The Dead Queens Club

The Dead Queens Club
  • Author(s): Hannah Capin
  • Location(s): Indiana
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Young Adult
  • Era(s): Modern

Mean Girls meets The Tudors in Hannah Capin’s The Dead Queens Club, a clever contemporary YA retelling of Henry VIII and his wives (or, in this case, his high school girlfriends). Told from the perspective of Annie Marck (“Cleves”),...

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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