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All Through the Night

All Through the Night
  • Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s / 1990s

At the center of the novel are two of Mary Higgins Clark’s most beloved characters, Alvirah, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and her husband, Willy, both of them caught up in a Christmas mystery that calls on all...

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Author(s): Washington Irving
  • Location(s): New York State, Tarrytown
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1790

Ichabod Crane, a schoolteacher, came to Tarry Town in the glen of Sleepy Hollow to ply his trade in educating young minds. He was a gullible and excitable fellow, often so terrified by locals’ stories of ghosts that he...

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Elizabeth Street

Elizabeth Street
  • Author(s): Laurie Fabiano
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): early 20th century

In Elizabeth Street, Laurie Fabiano tells a remarkable, and previously unheard, story of the Italian immigrant experience at the start of the twentieth century. With stories culled from her own family history, Fabiano paints an entrancing portrait of Giovanna...

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Brookland

Brookland
  • Author(s): Emily Barton
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th century

Since her girlhood, Prudence Winship has gazed across the tidal straits from her home in Brooklyn to the city of Manhattan and yearned to bridge the distance. Now, firmly established as the owner of an enormously successful gin distillery...

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Zapped

Zapped
  • Author(s): Carol Higgins Clark
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2003

It’s a hot, humid July night in New York City. Where were you when the lights went out? A New York City resident for many years, Carol Higgins Clark was there during the blackout of 2003. Not surprisingly, she...

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Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
  • Author(s): Kim Michele Richardson
  • Location(s): Kentucky
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s/40s

The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything–everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. Cussy’s not only a book woman,...

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The Safe Place

The Safe Place
  • Author(s): Anna Downes
  • Location(s): South West France
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

A BEAUTIFUL HOME MIGHT HIDE DANGEROUS SECRETS Emily Proudman has been offered the chance of a lifetime – leave her messy London life, move to a beautiful estate in France and help her boss’ wife take care of their...

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The Trip

The Trip
  • Author(s): Sarah Linley
  • Location(s): Thailand, Yorkshire
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

It should have been paradise. But it turned into hell… It was supposed to be the perfect trip. Four friends, fresh out of university, backpacking around Thailand. But among the sun, sea and sand, something went horribly wrong… In...

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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,...

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All My Lies Are True

All My Lies Are True
  • Author(s): Dorothy Koomson
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

From the bestselling author of Tell Me Your Secret and The Brighton Mermaid comes the breath-taking sequel to the iconic Sunday Times bestseller The Ice Cream Girls. Verity is telling lies… And that’s why she’s about to be arrested...

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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