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Dead Man’s Footsteps

Dead Man’s Footsteps
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

‘Abby stepped in the lift and the doors closed with a sound like a shovel smoothing gravel. She breathed in the smell of someone else’s perfume, and lemon-scented cleaning fluid. The lift jerked upwards a few inches. And now,...

Dead Man’s Grip (Roy Grace 7)

Dead Man’s Grip (Roy Grace 7)
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Carly Chase is still traumatised after being in a fatal traffic accident which kills a teenage student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two...

Dead Simple (Roy Grace 1)

Dead Simple (Roy Grace 1)
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

It was meant to be a harmless stag night prank. A few hours later four of his best friends are dead and Michael Harrison has disappeared. With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Grace – a man...

Dominion

Dominion
  • Author(s): C J Sansom
  • Location(s): Birmingham, Brighton, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany after Dunkirk. As the long German war against Russia rages on in the east, the British people find themselves under dark authoritarian...

England Expects

England Expects
  • Author(s): Sara Sheridan
  • Location(s): Brighton, Cambridge, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

1953, Brighton, London and Cambridge. When sports hack Joey Gillingham is murdered in a barber’s chair the reason he is in Brighton for the day is unclear. His body is whisked away mysteriously and ex-Secret Service backroom girl Mirabelle...

Glasshopper

Glasshopper
  • Author(s): Isabel Ashdown
  • Location(s): Brighton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

From the suburban disorder of 1980s southern England, 13-year-old Jake watches his world unravel as his father and older brother leave the family home and his mother increasingly finds solace in drink. Even as Jake outwardly shrugs off doubts...

Hetman

Hetman
  • Author(s): Alex Shaw
  • Location(s): Kiev (Kyiv), Sussex
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

An Explosive Special Forces Thriller Now teaching at an International school in Ukraine, former SAS trooper Aidan Snow has laid the nightmares of his past to rest. But when after ten years Snow meets again the man who put...

Hetman: Donetsk Calling

Hetman: Donetsk Calling
  • Author(s): Alex Shaw
  • Location(s): Kiev (Kyiv), Worthing
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

Former SAS Trooper turned MI6 Operative Aidan Snow returns in a short story preceding the release of the third Aidan Snow thriller. As an ex-pat Brian Webb has a great life, a sexy wife and a perfect daughter. But...

Hurry Up And Wait

Hurry Up And Wait
  • Author(s): Isabel Ashdown
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

In her eargerly anticipated second novel, Mail on Sunday Novel Competition winner Isabel Ashdown explored the treacherous territory of adolescent friendships and traces the repercussions of a dangerous relationship across the decades. It’s been more than 20 years since...

Invisibles

Invisibles
  • Author(s): Ed Siegle
  • Location(s): Brighton, Rio de Janeiro
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s/70 and early 2000s

From the streets of Brighton to the bars of Rio de Janeiro, Ed Siegle weaves the rhythms of Brazil and the troubles of his characters into an absorbing story of identity, love and loss. Simultaneously familiar and foreign, this...

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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