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The Ice Cream Girls

The Ice Cream Girls
  • Author(s): Dorothy Koomson
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘An instantly involving psychological thriller’ Telegraph Read the gripping, emotional thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author Dorothy Koomson. Serena and Poppy were teenagers when they were branded as the Ice Cream Girls. When they were accused of murder,...

The Last Affair

The Last Affair
  • Author(s): Margot Hunt
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Love may be blind, but obsession’s a real killer. Nora Holliday is not that kind of woman. Not the kind who has an illicit affair with a married man. But Josh Landon is everything Nora’s alcoholic husband isn’t. And...

The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles 1)

The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles 1)
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

Home Place, Sussex, 1937. The English family at home . . . For two unforgettable summers they gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were...

The Penguin Killer

The Penguin Killer
  • Author(s): Ste Sharp
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1990s

Brighton, during the glorious Britpop summer of 1995.A second hand bookshop becomes the centre of a serial killer investigation when vintage penguin books are left at murder scenes. Luke Redfern has just inherited the bookshop Red Books from his...

The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker

The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker
  • Author(s): Bobbie Darbyshire
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When Harry Whittaker, much loved star of stage and screen, dies suddenly of a heart attack, he finds himself still in this world. Trapped in a bizarre afterlife, he struggles to free himself. Meanwhile, his estranged son Richard is...

The Postscript Murders

The Postscript Murders
  • Author(s): Elly Griffiths
  • Location(s): West Sussex, Aberdeen, Shoreham
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

PS: Thanks for the murders. The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should absolutely not be suspicious. DS Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing to concern her in carer Natalka’s account of Peggy Smith’s death. But when...

The Secrets We Left Behind

The Secrets We Left Behind
  • Author(s): Susan Elliot Wright
  • Location(s): Hastings, Sheffield
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern and 1976

It was a summer of love, and a summer of secrets… She has built a good life: a husband who adores her, a daughter she is fiercely proud of, a home with warmth and love at its heart. But...

The Storm (The Lady of the Pier #3)

The Storm (The Lady of the Pier #3)
  • Author(s): Effrosyni Moschoudi
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Historical, Paranormal, Romance
  • Era(s): 1940s & 1980s

When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her… The Storm is the concluding part of the trilogy where the two stories of Sofia and Laura merge into one and redemption seems finally possible… BRIGHTON 1988...

The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War
  • Author(s): Helen Simonson
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her...

The Tattoo Thief

The Tattoo Thief
  • Author(s): Alison Belsham
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘Creepy and compulsive, this is Belsham’s first excursion into crime and it announces the arrival of a fine new voice’ Daily Mail A policeman on his first murder case A tattoo artist with a deadly secret And a twisted...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

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

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021