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Never Somewhere Else

Never Somewhere Else
  • Author(s): Alex Gray
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When three young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park, it is up to DCI Lorimer to find their killer. Frustrated by a lack of progress in the investigation, Lorimer is forced to enlist the services...

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Shadow of Sounds

Shadow of Sounds
  • Author(s): Alex Gray
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

The Glasgow Orchestra are rehearsing to perform, but little do they know of the sequence of events happening backstage. When George Millar, the orchestra’s leader, is brutally murdered in his dressing room, his colleagues are shocked. But the show...

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The Great Escape

The Great Escape
  • Author(s): Fiona Gibson
  • Location(s): Glasgow, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Can any woman ever grab back a piece of her younger self? For one weekend only, Hannah, Sadie and Lou are determined to give it their best shot. Hannah’s getting married… and has serious pre-wedding jitters. She adores Ryan...

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Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead

Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
  • Author(s): Owen Mullen
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): 2017

Gavin Law was a whistleblower. Now he’s missing. Just another case for Glasgow PI, Charlie Cameron, until he discovers there is more to Law and his disappearance than anyone imagined. Wallace Maitland, the surgeon responsible for leaving a woman...

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Deadly Harm

Deadly Harm
  • Author(s): Owen Mullen
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Present Day

It’s been five years since Mackenzie Darroch was abducted and held captive in a derelict house. She thought she’d found her way out of the darkness. She was wrong. When she witnesses a car crash and saves the driver’s...

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Death Wish

Death Wish
  • Author(s): Linda Huber
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): present day

Secrets. Lies. Murder. When Leo decides to go into business with his mother-in-law, he soon realises his mistake. Eleanor is the mother-in-law from hell and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Her daughter, Ashley, has her...

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Garnethill

Garnethill
  • Author(s): Denise Mina
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

It is, of course, the stuff of nightmares. Maureen comes home late and drunk and wakes up next morning with a hangover, and her boyfriend in the next room with his throat cut, and something nasty in the cupboard...

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Laidlaw

Laidlaw
  • Author(s): William McIlvanney
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘If you only read one crime novel this year, this should be it’ Guardian ‘A bloody good read’ Val McDermid When a young woman is found brutally murdered in Kelvingrove Park, only one man stands a chance of finding...

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Old Friends and New Enemies

Old Friends and New Enemies
  • Author(s): Owen Mullen
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): 2017

The body on the mortuary slab wasn’t who Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron was looking for. But it wasn’t a stranger. Suddenly, a routine missing persons investigation becomes a fight for survival. As Charlie is dragged deeper into Glasgow’s underbelly...

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Shuggie Bain

Shuggie Bain
  • Author(s): Douglas Stuart
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid...

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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