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Morbid Relations

Morbid Relations
  • Author(s): Jonathan Whitelaw
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Robert Argyll is a failing stand up comedian. To make matters worse, he drinks too much, can’t hold down a relationship and is going nowhere fast. When he gets the news of his mother’s death, he reluctantly makes the...

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Parallel Lines

Parallel Lines
  • Author(s): R J Mitchell
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Parallel Lines is an edgy, fast-paced crime thriller set in the streets of Glasgow that tells the story of the deadly rivalry between Detective Sergeant Gus Thoroughgood and his criminal nemesis, Declan Meechan. With Meechan on the verge of...

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Snapshot

Snapshot
  • Author(s): Craig Robertson
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A series of shootings by a lone sniper leaves Glasgow terrorised and the media in a frenzy. Who is behind the executions of some of the most notorious criminals in the city? As more deaths occur – including those...

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The Breadmakers Saga

The Breadmakers Saga
  • Author(s): Margaret Thomson Davis
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): First half of the 20th Century

The Breadmaker’s Saga follows the story of a Glasgow working class community living through the dark days of the Depression and the Second World War. Clydend, McNair’s Bakery and the surrounding tenements, are all vividly and absorbingly depicted, as...

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The Hurting

The Hurting
  • Author(s): R J Mitchell
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

‘The Hurting: The Glasgow Terror’ finds Gus Thoroughgood recovering from injuries received in his adventures in ‘Parallel Lines: The Glasgow Supremacy’ and wondering whether to continue his career in the Glasgow Police force. Having handed in his resignation, he...

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The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter
  • Author(s): Malcolm Mackay
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A twenty-nine-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings: a casual conversation, but behind this a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance....

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The Stone Gallows

The Stone Gallows
  • Author(s): C David Ingram
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Mdern

‘I guess the end justifies the means. At least that’s what I believe. Most of the time’. After the accident, DC Cameron Stone had spent three months in intensive care before he could even recall what happened: the high...

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Waterline

Waterline
  • Author(s): Ross Raisin
  • Location(s): Glasgow, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

Mick Little used to be a shipbuilder on the Glasgow yards. But as they closed one after another down the river, the search for work took him and his beloved wife Cathy to Australia, and back again, struggling for...

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Fishnet

Fishnet
  • Author(s): Kirstin Innes
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Winner of Not The Booker Prize 2015 Twenty year old Rona Leonard walks out of her sister Fiona’s flat and disappears. Six years on, worn down by a tedious job, child care and the aching absence in her life,...

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A Small Weeping

A Small Weeping
  • Author(s): Alex Gray
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

The body of a prostitute is found at Glasgow ‘s Queen Street Station, her hands, pointing towards her feet, placed as if in prayer, a small flower pressed between the palms. Psychologist Solomon Brightman is called to assist DCI...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

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