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The Slaughterman’s Daughter

The Slaughterman’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Yaniv Iczkovits
  • Location(s): Belarus, Poland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Later 19th Century

The townsfolk of Motal, an isolated, godforsaken town in the Pale of Settlement, are shocked when Fanny Keismann – devoted wife, mother of five, and celebrated cheese-maker – leaves her home at two hours past midnight and vanishes into...

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The Slave Girl

The Slave Girl
  • Author(s): Buchi Emecheta
  • Location(s): Nigeria
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

The Slave Girl follows the fortunes of Ogbanje Ojebeta, a Nigerian woman who is sold into slavery in her own land after disease and tragedy leave her orphaned as a child. In her fellow slaves, she finds a surrogate...

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The Sleeping Car Murders

The Sleeping Car Murders
  • Author(s): Sébastien Japrisot
  • Location(s): France, Paris
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 20th Century

When the night train pulled into Paris, she was dead. And the riddle began . . . A beautiful young woman lies sprawled on her berth in the sleeping car of the night train from Marseille to Paris. She...

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The Sleeping Dictionary

The Sleeping Dictionary
  • Author(s): Sujata Massey
  • Location(s): West Bengal
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930

From an award-winning novelist, a stunning portrait of late Raj India–a sweeping saga and a love story set against a background of huge political and cultural upheaval. YOU ASK FOR MY NAME, THE REAL ONE, AND I CANNOT TELL....

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The Sleepwalker

The Sleepwalker
  • Author(s): Joseph Knox
  • Location(s): Greater Manchester
  • Genre(s): Suspense, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Transferred from his usual night shift duties and onto protective custody, he has...

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The Slopes of War

The Slopes of War
  • Author(s): Norah A Perez
  • Location(s): West Virginia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): American Civil War

Buck Summerhill, a young soldier from West Virginia, faces the horrors of the Battle of Gettysburg knowing that his two cousins, Custis and Mason, may be fighting against him in the Army of northern Virginia.

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The Snake Stone

The Snake Stone
  • Era(s): Early-to-mid nineteenth century

“Istanbul, 1838. In his palace on the Bosphorus, Sultan Mahmud II is dying and the city swirls with rumors and alarms. The unexpected arrival of a French archaeologist determined to track down lost Byzantine treasures throws the Greek community...

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The Snakes

The Snakes
  • Author(s): Sadie Jones
  • Location(s): Burgundy
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Bea and Dan, recently married, rent out their tiny flat to escape London for a few precious months. Driving through France they visit Bea’s dropout brother Alex at the hotel he runs in Burgundy. Disturbingly, they find him all...

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The Snow Fox Diaries

The Snow Fox Diaries
  • Author(s): Jan Mazzoni
  • Location(s): Exmoor
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present

When passion becomes obsession, anything can happen… Chic, intelligent, highly motivated and unexpectedly unemployed. AND soon to be forty. Not a situation Katie Tremain finds easy to cope with, especially as it gives her time to notice that she...

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The Snow Thief

The Snow Thief
  • Author(s): C J Carver
  • Location(s): Tibet
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When a little boy is found with his neck broken, Lhasa detective Shan Lia leaves her broken past behind and throws herself into the investigation. He is the fifth child to die the same way in as many weeks....

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020