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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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The Envoy

The Envoy
  • Author(s): Edward Wilson
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Spy, Suspense
  • Era(s): 1950s

1950s London: the height of the Cold War. Kit Fournier, senior diplomat at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, is actually CIA bureau chief in London. The Arms Race informs much of the action in this fast-paced page turner...

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Portrait of the Spy as a Young Man

Portrait of the Spy as a Young Man
  • Author(s): Edward Wilson
  • Location(s): Massif Central, Suffolk
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense
  • Era(s): WW2 and present

1941: a teenage William Catesby leaves Cambridge to join the army and support the war effort. Parachuted into Occupied France as an SOE officer, he witnesses tragedies and remarkable feats of bravery during the French Resistance. 2014: now in...

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Overkill

Overkill
  • Author(s): Vanda Symon
  • Location(s): New Zealand, South Island
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide. But all is not what it seems. Sam Shephard, sole-charge police...

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New York Dead

New York Dead
  • Author(s): Stuart Woods
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he’s too smart to be a cop, but it’s pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns...

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The Gods of Gotham

The Gods of Gotham
  • Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1845

1845: New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two events will change New York City forever… Timothy Wilde tends bar, saving every dollar in hopes of winning the girl of his...

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The Orphanmaster

The Orphanmaster
  • Author(s): Jean Zimmerman
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1663

From a debut novelist, a gripping historical thriller and rousing love story set in seventeenth-century Manhattan It’s 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those...

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Into the Wilderness

Into the Wilderness
  • Author(s): Sara Donati
  • Location(s): New York State
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1792

Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati’s epic novel sweeps us into another time and place…and into the heart of a forbidden affair between an unconventional Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. It is December of 1792. Elizabeth...

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A Fall of Marigolds

A Fall of Marigolds
  • Author(s): Susan Meissner
  • Location(s): Ellis Island, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1911 and 2011

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose...

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Let the Devil Sleep

Let the Devil Sleep
  • Author(s): John Verdon
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks...

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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