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The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour
  • Author(s): William Nicholson
  • Location(s): Lewes
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

She loves him. She’s happy. But could she be happier? Maggie and Andrew are lovers who live apart – Maggie in the country, Andrew in town. When Andrew is offered a job close to Maggie, moving in with her...

The House on Cold Hill

The House on Cold Hill
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense
  • Era(s): Modern

The House on Cold Hill is a chilling and suspenseful ghost story from the multi-million copy bestselling author of Dead Simple, Peter James. Moving from the heart of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for Ollie and...

The Light Keeper

The Light Keeper
  • Author(s): Cole Moreton
  • Location(s): East Sussex, Beachy Head
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Sarah stands on the brink, arms open wide as if to let the wind carry her away. She s come to the high cliffs to be alone, to face the truth about her life, to work out what to...

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter
  • Author(s): Cherry Radford
  • Location(s): Beachy Head, Madrid
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

After the break-up of her marriage, Imogen escapes to her aunt’s converted lighthouse on Beachy Head. Writing for a tedious online magazine but hoping to start a novel, she wants to be alone until she finds an entrancing flamenco...

The Other Twin

The Other Twin
  • Author(s): L V Hay
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A stunning, dark and sexy debut thriller set in the winding lanes and underbelly of Brighton, centring around the social media world, where resentments and accusations are played out, identities made and remade, and there is no such thing...

The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life

The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life
  • Author(s): William Nicholson
  • Location(s): Lewes
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000

This is the first book in a loose trilogy and is set over 10 days in 2000. Laura is content enough with her marriage, two children and part-time job. That is, until a lover from her past comes back...

The Sussex Downs Murder

The Sussex Downs Murder
  • Author(s): John Bude
  • Location(s): Sussex Downs
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

‘Already it looked as if the police were up against a carefully planned and cleverly executed murder, and, what was more, a murder without a corpse!’ Two brothers, John and William Rother, live together at Chalklands Farm in the...

Unexploded

Unexploded
  • Author(s): Alison MacLeod
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2 and Modern

May, 1940. On Park Crescent, Geoffrey and Evelyn Beaumont and their eight-year-old son, Philip, anxiously await news of the expected enemy landing on the beaches of Brighton. It is a year of tension and change. Geoffrey becomes Superintendent of...

Viviens’ Heavenly Ice Cream Shop

Viviens’ Heavenly Ice Cream Shop
  • Author(s): Abby Clements
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

When Imogen and Anna unexpectedly inherit their grandmother Vivien’s ice cream parlour, it turns both their lives upside-down. The Brighton shop is a seafront institution, but while it’s big on charm it’s critically low on customers. If the sisters...

You Are Dead (Roy Grace)

You Are Dead (Roy Grace)
  • Author(s): Peter James
  • Location(s): Brighton, Hove
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she...

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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