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The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch
  • Author(s): Donna Tartt
  • Location(s): Las Vegas, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Told as a retrospective through the eyes of 13 year old Theo Decker based in Manhattan, where he lives with his mother. His father – a seemingly alcoholic degenerate – walked out on them the previous year. On a...

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The Good Thief’s Guide to Vegas

The Good Thief’s Guide to Vegas
  • Author(s): Chris Ewan
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Crime, Humour
  • Era(s): Modern

Charlie Howard – mystery writer and incorrigible thief – is in for a tough vacation in Las Vegas. Losing heavily at poker is one thing, but to find his literary agent, Victoria, being charmed by the Fifty-Fifty casino resort’s...

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Catnap

Catnap
  • Author(s): Carole Nelson Douglas
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

At an American Booksellers Association meeting in Las Vegas, public relations expert Temple Barr and feline detective Midnight Louie come face to face when a book publisher is discovered to have been dispatched with a knitting needle. It’s up...

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Lily Does LA

Lily Does LA
  • Author(s): Nicola Doherty
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Novella, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

The second instalment in this hilarious, romantic and unputdownable five-part series. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk’s I Heart… novels. Lily is an actress. At least, that’s what she tells people, even though she’s currently working in a call centre and...

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Reckless Weekend

Reckless Weekend
  • Author(s): Eden Summers
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Romance

In Vegas, a lot can happen in twenty-four hours. What do you get when you mix a rock band as hot as Reckless Beat, women strong enough to capture several of the bad boys’ hearts, and a bet that...

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All the Beautiful Girls

All the Beautiful Girls
  • Author(s): Elizabeth J Church
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Second half 20th Century

The dazzling, powerful story of a gutsy showgirl who tries to conquer her past amongst the glamour of 1960s Las Vegas – finding unexpected fortune, friendship and love. In the summer of 1968, Ruby Wilde is the toast of...

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Cold Desert Sky

Cold Desert Sky
  • Author(s): Rod Reynolds
  • Location(s): Las Vegas, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1946

Late 1946 and Charlie Yates and his wife Lizzie have returned to Los Angeles, trying to stay anonymous in the city of angels. But when Yates, back in his old job at the Pacific Journal, becomes obsessed by the...

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Her Last Whisper

Her Last Whisper
  • Author(s): Karen Robards
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Madness and murder invaded Dr. Charlotte Stone’s life when she was just a girl – and made her a woman determined to save others from the horror she survived. An expert in the psychology of serial killers, she’s faced...

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Into Eden

Into Eden
  • Author(s): Cate Frances
  • Location(s): Grand Canyon, Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Present Day

Finding life, the universe and everything at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. This is a fabulous travel memoir of a journey to the Grand Canyon. Cate Frances joins a group to undertake a charity trek, this tightly knit...

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Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas
  • Author(s): John O'Brien
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O’Brien, is the disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it. Sera is a prostitute, content with the independence and routine she...

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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