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A Boardwalk Story

A Boardwalk Story
  • Author(s): J Louis Yampolsky
  • Location(s): Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1939

This first novel by J. Louis Yampolsky is a vivid coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of 1939 Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was the tenth year of the Great Depression, and, in Europe, war clouds were gathering. The...

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Election

Election
  • Author(s): Tom Perrotta
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

A brilliantly funny novel from the author of ‘The Abstinence Teacher’ and ‘Little Children’, made into an acclaimed film starring Reece Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. Tracy Flick wants to be president of Winwood High. She’s one of those ambitious...

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A Naturalist along the Jersey Shore

A Naturalist along the Jersey Shore
  • Author(s): Joanna Burger
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Naturalist Joanna Burger invites the reader to join in with her as she investigates the wildlife along the Jersey coastline. Among the creatures covered are the fish communities, the herring gulls and shorebirds, various types of crab, hawks and...

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Turbo Twenty-Three

Turbo Twenty-Three
  • Author(s): Janet Evanovich
  • Location(s): New Jersey, Trenton
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts. Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon....

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Hardcore Twenty-Four

Hardcore Twenty-Four
  • Author(s): Janet Evanovich
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won’t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie’s main qualification for babysitting an extremely...

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Plum Lovin’

Plum Lovin’
  • Author(s): Janet Evanovich
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Mysterious men have a way of showing up in Stephanie Plum’s apartment. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie–and he’s not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a “relationship expert” who is wanted...

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All Around the Town

All Around the Town
  • Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

When Laurie Kenyon, a twenty-one-year-old student, is accused of murdering her English professor, she has no memory of the crime. Her fingerprints, however, are everywhere. When she asks her sister, attorney Sarah, to mount her defense, Sarah in turn...

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The Poorhouse Fair

The Poorhouse Fair
  • Author(s): John Updike
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1959

The hero of John Updike’s first novel, published when the author was twenty-six, is ninety-four-year-old John Hook, a dying man who yet refuses to be dominated. His world is a poorhouse—a county home for the aged and infirm—overseen by...

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Plum Spooky

Plum Spooky
  • Author(s): Janet Evanovich
  • Location(s): New Jersey
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Evanovich fans rejoice! Stephanie Plum is back in town, along with her sidekick Lula, her Grandma Mazur, and an ever-widening cast of freaks, criminals, deranged felons, and lunatics looking for love. And just when Stephanie thinks her life can’t...

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The Art Fiasco

The Art Fiasco
  • Author(s): Fiona Veitch Smith
  • Location(s): Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Genre(s): Cozy Mystery, Crime
  • Era(s): Golden Age 1920s

It’s 1924 and Poppy Denby is heading up to Northumberland to celebrate her father’s sixtieth birthday. She stops off in Newcastle en route to visit her Aunt Dot, who has temporarily relocated from London to renovate a house she’s...

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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