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The Awkward Squad

The Awkward Squad
  • Author(s): Sophie Hénaff
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Suspended from her job as a promising police officer for firing “one bullet too many”, Anne Capestan is expecting the worst when she is summoned to H.Q. to learn her fate. Instead, she is surprised to be told that...

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The Betrayal

The Betrayal
  • Author(s): Kate Furnivall
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1930s

Paris, 1938. Twin sisters are divided by fierce loyalties and by a terrible secret. The drums of war are beating and France is poised, ready to fall. One sister is an aviatrix, the other is a socialite and they both...

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The Bookseller

The Bookseller
  • Author(s): Mark Pryor
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Max—an elderly Paris bookstall owner—is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent...

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The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity
  • Author(s): Robert Ludlum
  • Location(s): Paris, Zurich
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

The first in the Bourne trilogy. (From the back cover): He has no past. And he may not have a future. All he knows is that he was fished out of the Mediterranean, his body riddled with bullets. Evidence...

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The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas
  • Author(s): Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  • Location(s): Madrid, Paris, Toledo
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas’s The Three...

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The Devil in Montmartre

The Devil in Montmartre
  • Author(s): Gary Inbinder
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Late 19th Century

When the mutilated corpse of a beautiful dancer is found in a Montmartre sewer, a nervous public fears that Jack the Ripper has crossed the Channel—but Inspector Achille Lefebvre has his own theories. Amid the hustle and bustle of...

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The Dragonfly

The Dragonfly
  • Author(s): Kate Dunn
  • Location(s): Burgundy, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Dragonfly offers an enchanting account of the relationship between a middle-aged Englishman, Colin and his French granddaughter, Delphine, who are thrown together when her mother is killed. A complicated and unhappy family history haunts this unlikely couple on...

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The Dressmaker’s Gift

The Dressmaker’s Gift
  • Author(s): Fiona Valpy
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

Paris, 1940. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. But all three are hiding secrets. War-scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by...

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The Forgetting Flower

The Forgetting Flower
  • Author(s): Karen Hugg
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Secrets and half-truths. These litter Renia Baranczka’s past, but the city of Paris has offered an escape and the refuge of a dream job. The specialty plant shop buzzes with activity and has brought her to a new friend,...

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The Geranium Woman

The Geranium Woman
  • Author(s): Hazel Manuel
  • Location(s): India, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

While grieving the death of her father, the Parisian CEO of a corporate events company faces stark choices. Questioning what it means to ‘succeed’, she must decide whether to keep trying to build an ethically sound company, in keeping...

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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