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Japantown (Jim Brodie)

Japantown (Jim Brodie)
  • Author(s): Barry Lancet
  • Location(s): Japan, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie receives a call one night from a friend at the SFPD: an entire family has been senselessly gunned down in the Japantown neighborhood of the bustling city. As an American born and raised...

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Johnny’s Girl

Johnny’s Girl
  • Author(s): Paige Toon
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Meg’s life has taken a turn for the perfect. She is the envy of millions with her drop dead gorgeous husband, their two beautiful sons and her new mansion in Henley. Her celebrity PA days are over. But desperate...

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LA Confidential

LA Confidential
  • Author(s): James Ellroy
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Crime

An involved story, with a beautiful, unique style. Graphic and dark. A police brutality case provides Ed Exley with an opportunity to make a name for himself but by testifying against other police officers he makes enemies as well...

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Lake Como

Lake Como
  • Author(s): Anita Hughes
  • Location(s): Lake Como, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Hallie Elliot has a perfect life. She is an up-and-coming interior designer in one of San Francisco’s most sought after firms, and has just recently become engaged to Peter, a brilliant young journalist. But when she stumbles upon Peter...

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Learning to Speak American

Learning to Speak American
  • Author(s): Colette Dartford
  • Location(s): California, Napa Valley
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Having suffered in silence since the tragic death of their young daughter, Lola and Duncan Drummond’s last chance to rediscover their love for one another lies in an anniversary holiday to the gorgeous Napa Valley. Unable to talk about...

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Los Angeles Noir

Los Angeles Noir
  • Author(s): Denise Hamilton
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

A collection of short stories set in and around LA under the editorship of Denis Hamilton

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MAILBOX: A Scattershot Novel of Racing, Dares and Danger, Occasional Nakedness, and Faith

MAILBOX: A Scattershot Novel of Racing, Dares and Danger, Occasional Nakedness, and Faith
  • Author(s): Nancy Freund
  • Location(s): California, Kansas City, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1970s

The Drue family moves from New York to Small Town, USA in the ’70s, and they may never fully fit in. Thirteen-year-old Sandy’s parents encourage her curiosity, her imagination, and her challenge of social conventions – but not without...

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Market Street

Market Street
  • Author(s): Anita Hughes
  • Location(s): California, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Cassie Blake is the heiress to Fenton’s, San Francisco’s most exclusive department store. After the revelation of her husband Aidan’s affair with a student, she searches out her friend Alexis at Presidio Heights mansion, and has some soul searching...

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Melting the Snow on Hester Street

Melting the Snow on Hester Street
  • Author(s): Daisy Waugh
  • Location(s): Hollywood, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): First three decades of 20th Century

Sumptuously evoking the Golden Age of Hollywood, a time when money is built on greed and love can be a trick of the light, Daisy Waugh’s stunning new novel is a compelling portrait of love, fame, and survival. It...

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Monsoon Summer

Monsoon Summer
  • Author(s): Mitali Perkins
  • Location(s): Berkeley, Pune (Poona)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Jasmine (Jazz) lives in Berkeley, CA and is the child of an Indian Mother and a white Father. At 15 she is already running a small business with Steve, taking photos of tourists in front of Landmarks. Jazz’ Mum...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

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