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The Man in Black

The Man in Black
  • Author(s): Dylan Rhys Jones
  • Location(s): North Wales
  • Genre(s): Crime, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): present day

The true story of former criminal defence lawyer Dylan Rhys Jones’ experience of defending Rhyl serial killer Peter Moore, found guilty in 1996 of murdering four men and seriously assaulting many more, and referred to by the judge when...

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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
  • Author(s): Sloan Wilson
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title , like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 , has become a part of America’s cultural vocabulary. Tom Rath...

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The Man in the Green Hat

The Man in the Green Hat
  • Author(s): Manning Coles
  • Location(s): Italian Lakes
  • Genre(s): Mystery

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The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Author(s): Alexandre Dumas
  • Location(s): France
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 17th Century

The Man in the Iron Mask is the final episode in the cycle of novels featuring Dumas’ celebrated foursome of D’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, who first appeared in The Three Musketeers. Some thirty-five years on, the bonds of...

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The Man in the Moss

The Man in the Moss
  • Author(s): Phil Rickman
  • Location(s): The Pennines
  • Genre(s): Horror
  • Era(s): Modern

Perfectly preserved in black peat, the Man in the Moss is one of the most fascinating finds of the century. But for the isolated community of Bridelow, his removal is a sinister sign—a danger to the ancient spiritual tradition....

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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World
  • Author(s): Lucette Lagnado
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Cairo, Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1950s, 1960s

In vivid and graceful prose, Lucette Lagnado re-creates the majesty and cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and Gamal Abdel Nasser’s rise to power. Her father, Leon, was a boulevardier who conducted business on...

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The Man of Feeling

The Man of Feeling
  • Author(s): Javier Marías
  • Location(s): Madrid
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Glinting like a moonstone with layers of emotion, The Man of Feeling is a sleek and strange tale of cosmopolitan love. An affair between a married woman and a young man just becoming an opera star (curiously helped along...

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The Man of My Life

The Man of My Life
  • Author(s): Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
  • Location(s): Barcelona
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

After a visit to Argentina, Spain’s most famous detective Pepe Carvalho is back in his beloved Barcelona and is swiftly embroiled in a murderous scandal amid the murky politics of 21st century Catalonia. When the son of a rich...

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The Man who Collected Women

The Man who Collected Women
  • Author(s): Nigel Barley
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th century

The eccentric Mr Hare – as he was known to Sophia, the first wife of Singapore founder Thomas Stamford Raffles – and his Asian harem are brought vividly to life in this work of historical fiction set in Southeast...

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The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon

The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon
  • Author(s): Tom Spanbauer
  • Location(s): Idaho
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): turn 19th / 20th centuries

Set against the harsh reality of an unforgiving landscape and culture, The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon provides a vision of the Old West unlike anything seen before. The narrator, Shed, is one of the most...

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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