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Before I Left

Before I Left
  • Author(s): Daisy White
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1960's

A LONG HOT SUMMER, A CITY BY THE SEA, AND A SERIAL KILLER ON THE LOOSE. Nineteen-year-old runaway Ruby Baker and pregnant best friend Mary escape domestic violence in London to find a new home in Brighton. They join...

Before I Trust You

Before I Trust You
  • Author(s): Daisy White
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Cosy Mystery
  • Era(s): 1960s

Rita Stonehill runs in front of the horses on a sunny day at Brighton racecourse. Why did she kill herself and is there more to it than meets the eye? Ruby Baker is shocked to witness this dramatic event....

Body Heat

Body Heat
  • Author(s): Candy Denman
  • Location(s): Hastings
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Present

When police doctor Callie Hughes is called to a crime scene, pronouncing death isn’t difficult. More difficult will be determining the age and sex of the victim. The charred body found inside a burned-out car is so badly damaged,...

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock
  • Author(s): Graham Greene
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s

Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock tells the story of a young leader of one of the infamous razor gangs in 1930s Brighton who murders a journalist and then finds that his attempts to avoid any possibility of arrest lead him...

Brother of the More Famous Jack

Brother of the More Famous Jack
  • Author(s): Barbara Trapido
  • Location(s): Sussex, Rome
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

Stylish, suburban Katherine is eighteen when she is propelled into the centre of Professor Jacob Goldman’s rambling home and his large eccentric family. As his enchanting yet sharp-tongued wife Jane gives birth to her sixth child, Katherine meets the...

Casting Off (Cazalet Chronicles Book 4)

Casting Off (Cazalet Chronicles Book 4)
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction

The aftermath of war, and the slow dawning of a new era of freedom and opportunity, shape the destinies of the Cazalets. Polly, Clary and Louise, now grown up, are ready to discover the truth about the adult world....

Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm
  • Author(s): Stella Gibbons
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
  • Era(s): First half 20th Century

When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly-named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for...

Confusion (Cazalet Chronicles Book 3)

Confusion (Cazalet Chronicles Book 3)
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Location(s): London, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1942

London and Sussex, 1942. The English family in turmoil . . .   The long, dark days of struggle provide the poignant background to the third book of the Cazalet Chronicles. As the war enters its fourth year, chaos...

Cords of the Grave: A Jack Sargent mystery.

Cords of the Grave: A Jack Sargent mystery.
  • Author(s): J.Ewins and L.Telfer
  • Location(s): London, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Crime, Historical
  • Era(s): June 1973

Together with the medical skills of Ann Black, Jack Sargent investigates death and gets further insight into the levels of organised crime from London to Sussex in June 1873. Two momentous events affect Jack’s work, health and love life...

Corinthian Spirit

Corinthian Spirit
  • Author(s): Mark Lucas
  • Location(s): Chichester
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A novel following the thoughts and feelings of Andy, a single man in his early thirties, as he starts a new life in Chichester, on the West Sussex coast. The style is that of a narrative in the first...

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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