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Mystery By The Sea (Lady Eleanor Swift #5)

Mystery By The Sea (Lady Eleanor Swift #5)
  • Author(s): Verity Bright
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Cosy Mystery
  • Era(s): 1920s

A magnificent seaside hotel, striped deckchairs, strawberry ice cream… and a rather familiar dead body? Lady Swift is on the case! Spring, 1921. Lady Eleanor Swift, explorer extraordinaire and accidental sleuth, hasn’t had a vacation since she arrived in...

Not Dead Enough (Roy Grace 3)

Not Dead Enough (Roy Grace 3)
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton, Munich
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Not Dead Enough marks another welcome appearance for the author’s quirkily characterised policeman Roy Grace (who we’ve already met in Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead). Here, Grace is investigating the bizarre slaying of a member of Brighton’s social...

Not Dead Yet (Roy Grace 8)

Not Dead Yet (Roy Grace 8)
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

For LA producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him . . . For rock superstar, Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role...

Out of Sight

Out of Sight
  • Author(s): Isabelle Grey
  • Location(s): France, London, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2005 - 2011

Patrick is a loving husband and father, but when his parents come to stay one summer, he is desperate to escape the memories they provoke. Their departure leaves him exhausted and overwhelmed. The last thing he remembers is strapping...

Starlings

Starlings
  • Author(s): Erinna Mettler
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): 1960s, Modern

Starlings is a daisy-chain novel set in Brighton. Each chapter tells the story of one of its varied inhabitants. Disparate lives collide in surprising ways, showing that destinies are often shaped by those we live beside. In a coastal...

The Bookshop Murder

The Bookshop Murder
  • Author(s): Merryn Allingham
  • Location(s): West Sussex
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1950s

Join Flora Steele – bookshop owner, bicycle-rider, day dreamer and amateur detective as she tackles her first case! Sussex, 1955: When Flora Steele opens up her bookshop one morning she’s in for the surprise of her life! Because there,...

The Closer I Get

The Closer I Get
  • Author(s): Paul Burston
  • Location(s): South London, Hastings
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

’An intense, tightly calibrated thriller’ Huffington Post Tom is a successful author, but he’s struggling to finish his novel. His main distraction is an online admirer, Evie, who simply won’t leave him alone. Evie is smart, well read and...

The Death of Mr Love

The Death of Mr Love
  • Author(s): Indra Sinha
  • Location(s): India, Lewes, Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1950s and 1990s

The central tenet is based on a murder case in 1950s Bombay, with tremendous descriptions of the Bombay underworld, its backstreets and community politics, together with scenes of rural India. The story of Bhalu as he remembers his idyllic...

The Flow (The Lady of the Pier #2)

The Flow (The Lady of the Pier #2)
  • Author(s): Effrosyni Moschoudi
  • Location(s): Brighton, Moraitika
  • Genre(s): Historical, Paranormal, Romance
  • Era(s): 1930s, 1940s & 1980s

She won’t find peace until she finds redemption. But it’ll take more than love; it’ll take two worlds, to merge into one. CORFU 1988 Sofia arrives in Vassilaki brokenhearted over Danny. Just as a new boy comes into her...

The Fortnight in September

The Fortnight in September
  • Author(s): R C Sheriff
  • Location(s): Bognor Regis
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

Domestic life at 22 Corunna Road in Dulwich, is exchanged for a train journey via Clapham Junction to the south coast,two weeks living in lodgings and going to the beach every day. This is the story of one family’s...

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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