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The Devil and the Disappearing Sea

The Devil and the Disappearing Sea
  • Author(s): Robert Ferguson
  • Location(s): Uzbekistan
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Thriller
  • Era(s): 2000

Set among the ruins of the Soviet empire, this darkly comic true-crime thriller involves environmental disaster, international intrigue, and an unsolved murder. In January 2000, Rob Ferguson went to Uzbekistan to work on a project designed to save the...

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The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur

The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur
  • Author(s): Brian Steidle
  • Location(s): Sudan, Darfur
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Former United States Marine Brian Steidle served for six months in Darfur as an unarmed military observer for the African Union. There he witnessed first-hand the ongoing genocide, and documented every day of his experience using email, audio journals,...

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The Devil in Montmartre

The Devil in Montmartre
  • Author(s): Gary Inbinder
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Late 19th Century

When the mutilated corpse of a beautiful dancer is found in a Montmartre sewer, a nervous public fears that Jack the Ripper has crossed the Channel—but Inspector Achille Lefebvre has his own theories. Amid the hustle and bustle of...

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The Devil in Music

The Devil in Music
  • Author(s): Kate Ross
  • Location(s): Italian Lakes
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1820s

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The Devil That Danced on the Water

The Devil That Danced on the Water
  • Author(s): Aminatta Forna
  • Location(s): Sierra Leone
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1970s

An intimate and moving portrait of a family combined with an account of the events which swept through Africa in the post-independence period. Aminatta Forna’s intensely personal history is a passionate and vivid account of an African childhood –...

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The Devil Upstairs

The Devil Upstairs
  • Author(s): Anthony O'Neill
  • Location(s): Edinburgh
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Current times

In a quiet corner of Edinburgh, Cat Thomas is going through hell. She’s tried everything. He respects nothing. If your neighbour was making your life hell… Would you call upon the devil? Cat Thomas, a brilliant fraud investigator, has...

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The Devil’s Breath

The Devil’s Breath
  • Author(s): David Gilman
  • Location(s): Namibia
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): early 21st century

WHEN AN ASSASSIN bursts from the shadows to try to kill him on the dark, windswept grounds of his boarding school in England, Max Gordon realizes his life is about to change forever. After learning that his explorer father...

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The Devil’s Christmas Kiss

The Devil’s Christmas Kiss
  • Author(s): Devon McKay
  • Location(s): Montana
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary/present time

Kristen Kelly was returning home with a new attitude. No longer the shy, awkward girl of her past, she’s determined to show the small town what she’s made of. Especially Cole Lawson. Challenged by Cole at a holiday kissing...

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The Devil’s Dice

The Devil’s Dice
  • Author(s): Roz Watkins
  • Location(s): The Peak District
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A SHOCKING DEATH – A lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face ribboned with scratches. A SINISTER MESSAGE – Amidst rumours of a local curse, DI Meg Dalton is convinced this is cold-blooded murder. There’s...

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The Devil’s Gorge

The Devil’s Gorge
  • Author(s): Dora Ilieva
  • Location(s): Bulgaria
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Sam, a University of Toronto History student, receives a letter informing him that he has inherited some property in Bulgaria, the country of his parents. Somewhat reluctantly, he decides to go there accompanied by his best friend Ben, a...

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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