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A Sister’s Promise

A Sister’s Promise
  • Author(s): Renita D'Silva
  • Location(s): London, Udupi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Two sisters. Bound by blood. Torn apart by love. My sister – the glue that held our family together and the gatekeeper to the memories of our shared childhood. The girl I made a pact with – to protect...

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Bamboo Heart

Bamboo Heart
  • Author(s): Ann Bennett
  • Location(s): London, Penang, Singapore, Thailand
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s/40s and 1980s

The First in the Bamboo Trilogy. Thailand, 1943: Thomas Ellis, captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore, is a prisoner-of-war on the Death Railway. In stifling heat he endures endless days of clearing jungle, breaking stone and...

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Blood Red City

Blood Red City
  • Author(s): Rod Reynolds
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When crusading journalist Lydia Wright is sent a video of an apparent murder on a London train, she thinks she’s found the story to revive her career. But she can’t find a victim, much less the killers, and the...

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Bone China

Bone China
  • Author(s): Roma Tearne
  • Location(s): London, Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

An epic novel of love, loss and a family uprooted, set in the contrasting landscapes of war-torn Sri Lanka and immigrant London. Grace de Silva, wife of the shiftless but charming Aloysius, has five children and a crumbling marriage....

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Death in the East

Death in the East
  • Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
  • Location(s): Assam, Kolkata (Calcutta), London
  • Genre(s): Crime, Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, are back for another rip-roaring adventure set in 1920s India. 1905, London. As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat when...

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Grave Island

Grave Island
  • Author(s): Andrew Smyth
  • Location(s): East Africa, London, Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

When Philip Hennessey is thrown out of army intelligence after evidence is fabricated against him, his ex-wife’s school friend asks him to investigate the sudden death of her father, who she thinks has been murdered. Philip soon discovers a...

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Home Fire

Home Fire
  • Author(s): Kamila Shamsie
  • Location(s): London, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted...

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House on the Bridge: Ten Turbulent Years with Diego Rivera

House on the Bridge: Ten Turbulent Years with Diego Rivera
  • Author(s): Sharon Upp
  • Location(s): London, Paris, Spain
  • Genre(s): Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1910s

This is story of Diego Rivera’s first wife, Angeline Beloff, an artist from pre-revolutionary Russia and her relationship with him in, part set in Belle Époque Paris.

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Keeper

Keeper
  • Author(s): Johana Gustawsson
  • Location(s): Falkenberg, London
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1888 and 2015

Whitechapel, 1888: London is bowed under Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror. London 2015: actress Julianne Bell is abducted in a case similar to the terrible Tower Hamlets murders of some ten years earlier, and harking back to the...

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Lead Me Into Danger

Lead Me Into Danger
  • Author(s): Daniella Bernett
  • Location(s): London, Venice
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A Journalist…A Jewel Thief…And A Russian Spy… When Their Paths Cross, It’s Murder. Journalist Emmeline Kirby hasn’t laid eyes on her former lover Gregory Longdon, a jewel thief, in two years. But she literally tumbles into his arms, after...

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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