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Velvet Was the Night

Velvet Was the Night
  • Author(s): Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Location(s): Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Crime, Noir, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1970s

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a riveting noir thriller about a daydreaming secretary and a lonely enforcer – and the missing woman they are both seeking. 1970s Mexico City: while student protests and...

Vendetta

Vendetta
  • Author(s): Michael Dibdin
  • Location(s): Rome, Sardinia
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

Venetian Interlude

Venetian Interlude
  • Author(s): Rosemary Gemmell
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Novella, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Scottish art historian Livy arrives in Venice for a short break before picking up a cruise. The last person she expects to meet is Sebastian, the handsome half Italian, half Scottish guy she first met and fell for at...

Venice is a Fish

Venice is a Fish
  • Author(s): Tiziano Scarpa
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Travelogue, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Various

Built on an inverted forest, paved with a tortoiseshell of boulders, Venice is a maze of tiny alleys, bridges and squares. Tiziano Scarpa wanders through the city, recounting the customs and secrets that only Venetians know. With everything from...

Venice Pure City

Venice Pure City
  • Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Historical, Travelogue
  • Era(s): from 4th Century

Venture To The Interior

Venture To The Interior
  • Author(s): Laurens Van Der Post
  • Location(s): Malawi
  • Genre(s): Poetry
  • Era(s): 1949

Summoned to Whitehall in 1949, Laurens van der Post was told that in old British Central Africa there were two large tracts of country that London didn’t really know anything about, and could he go in there on foot...

Vermeer: a view of Delft

Vermeer: a view of Delft
  • Author(s): Anthony Bailey
  • Location(s): Delft
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 17th Century

Vernon Downs

Vernon Downs
  • Author(s): Jaime Clark
  • Location(s): Boston, New York City (NYC), Phoenix
  • Era(s): Modern

This is a moody novel which follows the exploits of Charlie as he gravitates from one woman to the next.

Vernon God Little

Vernon God Little
  • Author(s): D B C Pierre
  • Location(s): Texas, Martirio
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

In the small town of Martirio, Texas, fifteen-year-old Vernon Little finds himself in deep trouble after his best friend Jesus kills sixteen of his classmates before committing suicide. Vernon becomes the target of townspeople in search of vengeance and...

Very Bad Men

Very Bad Men
  • Author(s): Harry Dolan
  • Location(s): Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

A new book in the nationally bestselling series that has wowed critics and readers alike. David Loogan returns! Loogan is living in Ann Arbor with Detective Elizabeth Waishkey and her daughter, Sarah. He’s settled into a quiet routine as...

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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