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Tennis Clubbed, Snubbed and Rubbity-Dub Dubbed

Tennis Clubbed, Snubbed and Rubbity-Dub Dubbed
  • Author(s): Eric Madeen
  • Location(s): Yokohama
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Postmodern present

SET IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN … In historically rich Yokohama, the wicked shiver of the tennis snub pits David Adams against K: a puffed up, xenophobic tyrant who rules over the courts of a club that...

Lore of the Wild: Folklore and Wisdom from Nature

Lore of the Wild: Folklore and Wisdom from Nature
  • Author(s): Claire Cock-Starkey, Aitch (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

See nature in a whole new light with this enchantingly illustrated treasury of natural folklore and wild wisdom from around the world. Did you know that people used to believe that rabbits’ ears would twitch in the direction of...

Wild City

Wild City
  • Author(s): Ben Hoare, Lucy Rose (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Take an unforgettable tour around the world to meet the creatures that share our city spaces – from bears to bats, penguins to opossums – and learn about how they have adapted and thrived in this gorgeously illustrated gift...

A World Full of Animal Stories

A World Full of Animal Stories
  • Author(s): Angela McAllister, Aitch (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Travel the world with 50 best-loved tales, featuring creatures big and small. This beautifully-illustrated collection of classic stories brings together favourite animal-themed fables, myths and legends including The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, Why the Swallow’s Tail is...

LETHAL JUSTICE

LETHAL JUSTICE
  • Author(s): Robert McCracken
  • Location(s): Liverpool
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A thrilling page-turner full of wicked twists A body is found, stripped to the waist and stretched out, open arms and open legs across a circular wooden frame, palms and feet nailed to the structure. Investigating, DI Tara Grogan...

Murder Sky High

Murder Sky High
  • Author(s): Linda Hagan
  • Location(s): Belfast, Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

After a plane passenger fails to reach his destination alive, DCI Gawn Girvin must once again chase a dragon. When pathology reports that a passenger found dead on arrival on a flight from Amsterdam to Belfast passed due to...

The Perfume Killer

The Perfume Killer
  • Author(s): Linda Hagan
  • Location(s): Belfast
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

A gripping murder mystery set in Belfast. A murder in a public place, a victim who hides his killer’s intent… A German citizen is murdered in Belfast Botanic Gardens. Investigating, DCI Gawn Girvin concludes it is a revenge killing....

THE FAMILY MAN

THE FAMILY MAN
  • Author(s): Anna Willett
  • Location(s): Western Australia
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): contemporary

Utterly gripping crime fiction… A householder who is clearing out the loft comes across a carefully concealed box containing a video camera. When he plugs it in, unsure due to its age that it will even play, what he...

DEADLY REMEDIES

DEADLY REMEDIES
  • Author(s): Candy Denman
  • Location(s): Hastings
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

A wily doctor goes out on a limb to find a killer… Two elderly people passing is an unremarkable occurrence in the British seaside town of Hastings, and certainly not unusual for police doctor and medical examiner Callie Hughes....

Ghosts of the West

Ghosts of the West
  • Author(s): Alec Marsh
  • Location(s): England, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Cosy Mystery
  • Era(s): 1930s

When daring journalist Sir Percival Harris gets wind of a curious crime in a sleepy English town, he ropes in his old friend Professor Ernest Drabble to help him investigate. The crime is a grave robbery, and as Drabble...

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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