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The Consequences of Finding Daniel Morgan

The Consequences of Finding Daniel Morgan
  • Author(s): Peter J Robinson
  • Location(s): Australia, Florida, Mexico
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Present day

International Wildlife Expert, Phillip Royle, is recalled to Florida mid-flight to help find his missing former federal enforcement colleague, Daniel Morgan, soon finding Dan’s messy remains in a tiger pen. But what the hell was Dan doing there? With...

The Dead Women of Juarez

The Dead Women of Juarez
  • Author(s): Sam Hawken
  • Location(s): Juarez
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

For the setting of his first novel, Hawken, an American historian, has chosen Juarez, the border city in Mexico where hundreds, even thousands, of young women have been abducted and murdered in recent years. Most of them have been...

The Death of Baseball

The Death of Baseball
  • Author(s): Orlando Ortega-Medina
  • Location(s): Tijuana, Jerusalem, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1973; 1982

Former Little League champion Kimitake “Clyde” Koba finds strength in the belief that he is the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe as he struggles to escape the ghost of his brother and his alcoholic father. Born on Yom Kippur, teen...

The Devil’s Highway

The Devil’s Highway
  • Author(s): Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Location(s): Arizona, Mexico
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): Various

Describes the attempt of twenty-six men to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, a region known as the Devil’s Highway, detailing their harrowing ordeal and battle for survival against impossible odds.

The Earthquake Machine

The Earthquake Machine
  • Author(s): Mary Pauline Lowry
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

The Earthquake Machine tells the story of 14 year-old Rhonda. On the outside, everything looks perfect in Rhonda’s world but at home Rhonda has to deal with a manipulative father who keeps her mentally ill mother hooked on pharmaceuticals....

The Hidden Light Of Mexico City

The Hidden Light Of Mexico City
  • Author(s): Carmen Amato
  • Location(s): Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Mexico City attorney Eddo Cortez Castillo’s unexpected relationship with housemaid Luz de Maria Alba Mora becomes a dangerous vulnerability when he investigates links between the Minister for Public Security and Mexico’s most elusive drug cartel leader. But what Eddo...

The Hummingbird’s Daughter

The Hummingbird’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1800s

an epic mystical drama of a young woman’s sudden sainthood in late-19th century Mexico. It is 1889 and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A 16 year old girl, Teresita, illegitimate but beloved daughter of the wealthy and powerful...

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
  • Author(s): C M Mayo
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid 19th Century

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire is a sweeping historical novel of Mexico during the short, tragic, at times surreal, reign of Emperor Maximilian and his court.

The Mango Orchard: The extraordinary true story of a family lost and found

The Mango Orchard: The extraordinary true story of a family lost and found
  • Author(s): Robin Bayley
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction

This is part travelogue, part genealogy, part history. Funny and convincing, this is so much more than the sum of its parts. Mexico is described in detail, the author clearly loves the country and culture and people – the...

The Summer of Secrets

The Summer of Secrets
  • Author(s): Alison Lucy
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1980s, Modern

One heady summer. Three big secrets. 1989: Newlyweds Danny and Harriet arrive at their honeymoon paradise in the Caribbean. Days later Harriet returns home. Danny is left distraught but finds comfort in the arms of two women. Nine months...

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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