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The Envoy

The Envoy
  • Author(s): Edward Wilson
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Spy, Suspense
  • Era(s): 1950s

1950s London: the height of the Cold War. Kit Fournier, senior diplomat at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, is actually CIA bureau chief in London. The Arms Race informs much of the action in this fast-paced page turner...

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The Exiles

The Exiles
  • Author(s): Christina Baker Kline
  • Location(s): Australia, London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 19th century

Seduced by her employer’s son, Evangeline, a naïve young governess in early nineteenth-century London, is discharged when her pregnancy is discovered and sent to the notorious Newgate Prison. After months in the fetid, overcrowded jail, she learns she is...

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The Faceless Woman

The Faceless Woman
  • Author(s): J.Ewins
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Crime, Historical
  • Era(s): 1872

Set in the London of 1872 this is the first novel in the series of the Sussex labourer who becomes young Constable Jack Sargent, experiencing crime as he moves between Camberwell, Stepney and Whitechapel and learning from the men...

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The Family Upstairs

The Family Upstairs
  • Author(s): Lisa Jewell
  • Location(s): Chelsea
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In a large house in London’s fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them...

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The Foundling

The Foundling
  • Author(s): Stacey Halls
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1750s

London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London’s Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, Bess is astonished to be...

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The Fourth Shore

The Fourth Shore
  • Author(s): Virginia Baily
  • Location(s): London, Rome, Tripoli
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920s and 1930s

The Fourth Shore: the sliver of fertile land along the Tripoli coast, the ‘lost’ territory Mussolini promised to reclaim for Italy. Which is how, in 1929, seventeen-year-old Liliana Cattaneo arrives there from Rome on a ship filled with eager...

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The Ghost Factory

The Ghost Factory
  • Author(s): Jenny McCartney
  • Location(s): London, Northern Ireland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th century

A powerful debut set in Belfast and London in the latter years of the twentieth century. The Troubles turned Northern Ireland into a ghost factory: as the manufacturing industry withered, the death business boomed. In trying to come to...

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The Girl Before

The Girl Before
  • Author(s): J P Delaney
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection . . . but can you pay the price? Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime in London: the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house...

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The Girl in the Gallery

The Girl in the Gallery
  • Author(s): Alice Castle
  • Location(s): Dulwich
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Dulwich… It’s a perfect summer’s morning in the plush south London suburb, and thirty-something Beth Haldane sneaks off to visit one of her favourite places – the world-famous...

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The Girl in the Ice

The Girl in the Ice
  • Author(s): Robert Bryndza
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have...

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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