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A Taste For Malice

A Taste For Malice
  • Author(s): Michael J Malone
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

DI Ray McBain is back at work and on filing duty. Desperate for something to do, a pair of old files intrigue him. In the first a woman pushes her way into a vulnerable family. The children adore her....

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Beyond Evidence

Beyond Evidence
  • Author(s): Emma L Clapperton
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

In an alley way of the back streets of Glasgow there lies a decomposing corpse of a slain female baking in the midday heat. No one has found her yet, but medium Patrick McLaughlin knows she is there. It...

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
  • Author(s): Gail Honeyman
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is...

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Picture Her Dead (#8 Rhona MacLeod )

Picture Her Dead (#8 Rhona MacLeod )
  • Author(s): Lin Anderson
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Picture Her Dead is Lin Anderson’s eighth novel in the Rhona MacLeod series, which follows a Scottish forensic scientist as she navigates brutal murders and family drama in the criminal underworld of Glasgow. As ever, the vibrant characterisation of...

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The Birds That Never Flew

The Birds That Never Flew
  • Author(s): Margot McCuaig
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Battered and bruised, Elizabeth has taken her daughter and left her abusive husband Patrick. Again. In the bleak and impersonal Glasgow housing office Elizabeth meets the provocatively intriguing drug addict Sadie, who is desperate to get her own life...

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The Bullet Trick

The Bullet Trick
  • Author(s): Louise Welsh
  • Location(s): Berlin, Glasgow, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction

The protagonist here is a Glaswegian conjurer who has seen better days. Those who know their literature of the Gothic (and Louise Welsh is certainly of that number!) will no doubt spot that the author has christened her anti-hero...

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The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room
  • Author(s): Louise Welsh
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

THE DARK SIDE of Glasgow lies behind this black, erotic thriller. Homosexual antique dealer Rilke is commissioned to sell at auction the entire contents of a deceased old man’s estate. What seems a straightforward deal turns suspicious upon the...

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The Walk Home

The Walk Home
  • Author(s): Rachel Seiffert
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern ad 1990s

Stevie comes from a long line of people who have cut and run. Just like he has. Stevie’s been to London, taught himself to get by, and now he’s working as a labourer not so far from his childhood...

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Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare
  • Author(s): Sara Sheridan
  • Location(s): Belfast, Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Nominated for a Saltire Award, Truth or Dare is a comic, compassionate and powerful tale of friendship, secrets & premeditated murder. Belfast-born architect, Libby & her sassy sidekick Becka are happy squatting in bank-employee, Lorna’s London flat till they...

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Buddha Da

Buddha Da
  • Author(s): Anne Donovan
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

In her hugely acclaimed debut Anne Donovan tells an endearing, humorous yet unsentimental story of a working-class Glaswegian man who discovers Buddhism, rejects old habits and seeks a life more meaningful, only to alienate his immediate family in the...

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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