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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 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 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...

The Urban Circus

The Urban Circus
  • Author(s): Catriona Rainsford
  • Location(s): Mexico
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

After travelling to India on leaving school, Catriona intended to make a life for herself in Asia until an injury forced her to return to the UK. A promise made at closing time in a Cambridge pub then took...

Almost Never

Almost Never
  • Author(s): Daniel Sada
  • Location(s): Oaxaca, Parras de la Fuente
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid 1940s

Demetrio Sord is almost 30 and has been working on a large ranch. Finding life boring he starts to visit a brothel where he meets Mireya and their adventures become ever more daring. He is asked to return home...

Chico’s Paradise

Chico’s Paradise
  • Author(s): William Wolfgram
  • Location(s): Puerto Vallarta
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Molly Clark was a homicide detective in MilwaukeeWisconsin and in a confrontation with a serial killer is badly wounded. She drifts away to Puerto Vallarta to heal body and spirit. Bored with the bars and clubs, and sensing she...

Cliff Diver

Cliff Diver
  • Author(s): Carmen Amato
  • Location(s): Acapulco
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

When Emilia Cruz, Acapulco’s first and only female police detective, dives into the investigation of a dirty cop’s death, she might just hit the rocks instead of the water. With hot nights on the beach and suspense straight out...

Down and Delirious in Mexico City

Down and Delirious in Mexico City
  • Author(s): Daniel Hernandez
  • Location(s): Mexico City
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2000s

This book recounts Hernandez’s electrifying journey through the far-off slums, glittering fashion parties and rapturous religious rituals of one of the world’s most exciting megacities – the seething urban valley known as ‘D.F.’ to the locals. In vivid, intimate...

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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