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The Bad Fire

The Bad Fire
  • Author(s): Campbell Armstrong
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Commit a sin and you’ll go to the Bad Fire… That’s what Eddie Mallon was told when he was growing up in Glasgow. Now he’s about to discover that even after all these years, the fire never goes out....

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The Charlie Cameron Series

The Charlie Cameron Series
  • Author(s): Owen Mullen
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): contemporary

When people disappear into the Scottish fog, Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron goes hunting—and find murder, mayhem and the mob in this crime thriller trilogy. Games People Play When a baby is stolen from Ayr beach on Scotland’s west coast,...

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The Cursing Stone

The Cursing Stone
  • Author(s): Adrian Harvey
  • Location(s): Glasgow, London, The Hebrides
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

Fergus Buchanan has led a charmed life: a doting family, a loving sweetheart and the respect of his neighbours. All is as it should be and nothing stands between him and the limitless happiness that is his destiny. But...

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The Figure in the Photograph

The Figure in the Photograph
  • Author(s): Kevin Sullivan
  • Location(s): Cuba (Republic of), Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1898

1898. When Juan’s father is killed while working as a photographer in Cuba, the young man is left with nothing but his last photos amid the chaos as the war between Spain and America escalates. But the images reveal...

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The Less Dead

The Less Dead
  • Author(s): Denise Mina
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1980s

When Margo goes in search of her birth mother for the first time, she meets her aunt, Nikki, instead. Margo learns that her mother, Susan, was a sex worker murdered soon after Margo’s adoption. To this day, Susan’s killer...

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The Long Drop

The Long Drop
  • Author(s): Denise Mina
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1950s

Glasgow, 1957. It is a December night and William Watt is desperate. His family has been murdered and he needs to find out who killed them. He arrives at a bar to meet Peter Manuel, who claims he can...

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The Sideman

The Sideman
  • Author(s): Caro Ramsay
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘The dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns’ Observer Inside a beautiful Victorian family home in Glasgow’s West End, a mother and her young son are found brutally murdered. DI Costello is furious...

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Walking the Lights

Walking the Lights
  • Author(s): Deborah Andrews
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Recently graduated young actor Maddie lives the slacker life in mid-90s Glasgow with deadbeat boyfriend Mike. Estranged from her mother due to a violent step-dad, most of the young couple’s meagre resources go on drink and drugs. Maddie and...

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Watch Him Die

Watch Him Die
  • Author(s): Craig Robertson
  • Location(s): Glasgow, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Modn

ONLY ONE PERSON CAN SAVE YOU. AND HE WANTS YOU DEAD.  The LAPD find a man dead at home. Nothing suggests foul-play but elements of the victim’s house show that something is deeply wrong. Meanwhile, in Glasgow, DI Rachel...

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Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario
  • Author(s): Helen Fitzgerald
  • Location(s): Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Mary Shields is a moody, acerbic probation offer, dealing with some of Glasgow’s worst cases, and her job is on the line. Liam Macdowall was imprisoned for murdering his wife, and he’s published a series of letters to the...

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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