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GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of Fade to Grey, the brilliant new novel by John Lincoln!

3rd February 2019

We are delighted that publishers No Exit Press are offering as prizes THREE copies of the fabulous new novel Fade to Grey by John Lincoln, set in BRISTOL and CARDIFF (to be published 21 February).

3 copies of Fade to Grey

Gethin Grey is the man you call when there’s nowhere else to turn. His Last Resort Legals team investigates miscarriages of justice. But Gethin is running out of options himself: his gambling is out of control, his marriage is falling apart and there’s no money left to pay the wages…

Izma M was sent down years ago for the brutal murder of a young woman. In jail he’s written a bestseller and become a cult hero, and now the charismatic fading-film-star Amelia Laverne wants to bankroll Gethin to prove Izma’s innocence. For Gethin – low on luck and cash – the job is heaven sent. But is Izma M really as blameless as his fans believe?


To be in with a chance of winning one of three copies of Fade to Grey, just leave us a comment below and tell us which author you would invite to your ideal dinner party!! Do this by midnight (UK time),16th February and the first three names out of the hat will be sent a copy direct by the publisher.  UK ONLY!

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 18/02/2019 at 6:53 pm

    The winners are:

    Julian L
    Jean V


  2. User: Tessa Page

    Posted on: 16/02/2019 at 3:53 pm

    Jane Austen. To find out what it was like being a women with such talent, in such a male-dominated world.


  3. User: Amanda Graham

    Posted on: 16/02/2019 at 11:29 am

    I think Stephen Fry would be a great dinner party guest!


  4. User: Roxie

    Posted on: 11/02/2019 at 11:39 am

    I would love to dine with Kate Atkinson I have every book she has written and love reading them. It would be such an interesting conversation !


  5. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 10/02/2019 at 9:02 pm

    C S Lewis – so much to ask him.


  6. User: Pauline Jollands

    Posted on: 09/02/2019 at 3:25 pm

    Val McDermid


  7. User: Ruby Homawala

    Posted on: 06/02/2019 at 11:04 pm

    Lee Child


  8. User: ALYSON READ

    Posted on: 06/02/2019 at 4:23 pm

    Mark Tilbury


  9. User: Patricia Bowley

    Posted on: 06/02/2019 at 10:27 am

    James Patterson


  10. User: Stephen Honeyman

    Posted on: 05/02/2019 at 5:53 pm

    Val McDermid


  11. User: Sarah Baines

    Posted on: 05/02/2019 at 2:14 pm

    That’s easy – Stuart Macbride. Not only a brilliant author but funny too.


  12. User: Tanya B Sayce

    Posted on: 05/02/2019 at 2:10 pm

    Oscar Wilde.


  13. User: Louise Evans

    Posted on: 05/02/2019 at 9:12 am

    My invite would go to Stephen King, a dinner party to remember x


  14. User: Janet Gillard

    Posted on: 05/02/2019 at 8:36 am



  15. User: Tracey Hughes

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 11:25 pm

    I would invite Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a great storyteller !


  16. User: Vanessa Rivington

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 11:02 pm

    P.G.Wodehouse – such fun!


  17. User: Karen Hutchinson

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 9:30 pm

    Tess Gerritsen


  18. User: Julia

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 9:14 pm

    I would invite Haruki Murakami


  19. User: Amelia Hendrey

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 8:14 pm

    The Author I would invite to my dinner party would be B.A Paris


  20. User: Helen

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 8:12 pm

    I’d invite James Patterson & Santa Montefiore, two different authors but I’m sure they’d be entertaining


  21. User: Louise Warwick-Booth

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 8:08 pm

    I would invite Val McDermid to a dinner party as her books are always page turners. Gritty and grim!


  22. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 5:22 pm

    QUEEN VICTORIA – bet she’s LOADS of stuff to talk about


  23. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 5:07 pm

    I would invite Will Dean as I really enjoyed “Red Snow ” and “Dark Pines”. I am going to see him at Waterstones in Nottingham tomorrow so am quite excited!


    1 Comment

    • User: Stef Marshall

      Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 5:44 pm

      It has to be James Ellroy for dinner, would grill him about his politics!


  24. User: Nick Thorp

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 4:59 pm

    Agatha Christie a meal and a murder mystery what could be better?


  25. User: Ellie Lane

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 3:41 pm

    Clive Cussler, I love his books, “boys own style” rip roaring adventures. His male characters are handsome and brave, the women are beautiful and even smarter than the men. I’d love him to make me a character in one of his books.


  26. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 1:47 pm

    A toss up between Karin Fossum for her compassion and understanding and Elly
    Griffiths for her down to earth ordinary good humour!


  27. User: Lisa Ohara

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 1:29 pm

    Agatha Christie, I’ve grown up with her books and movies and adore them all


  28. User: Catherine Bryan

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 12:30 pm

    I would invite Donna Leon. I love her Guido Brunetti crime novels and love Venice so that would be just perfect


  29. User: Debbie Atkinson

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 12:16 pm

    Nicci French ( both of them ) would love to listen to how they plan and write their books , and find out what they’re plotting next x


  30. User: Rachel Jones

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 11:39 am

    Agatha Christie


  31. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 8:38 am

    I’d invite Peter James, his Brighton is very different to mine.


  32. User: Jane Willis

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 8:37 am

    I would invite Hugh Greene, author of the Dr Power books. I can tell from his writing that he shares my love of food, and the places he writes about so beautifully are places I know and love, so I know we would have lots to talk about.


  33. User: Hannah

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 8:24 am

    Agatha Christie


  34. User: Penny-sue Wolfe

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 7:05 am

    I think I would invite Alan Bennett as he would be such fun to chat with! Pass the sprouts, Alan!


  35. User: Miriam Smith

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 6:48 am

    Val McDermid, one of my very first favourite authors and Scottish too, my fabourite holiday destination! Would love to read this book, fab competition.


  36. User: Julian Lees

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 5:36 am

    I’d invite Oscar Wilde for his wit.


  37. User: Jean Vaughan

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 5:31 am

    I would invite J.S.Law, the author of ‘The Dark Beneath’ etc,a compelling thriller which brought all his knowledge of life as a submariner into his script. I would love to find out how he made the transition from there to being such a successful author.


  38. User: Sue Harrison

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 4:32 am

    William Shakespeare to find the man behind the legend


  39. User: Irene Wright

    Posted on: 04/02/2019 at 12:52 am

    James Pater son would first on my guest list. Absolutely love his books. Haven’t read a ‘dud’ one of his yet.


  40. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 03/02/2019 at 10:49 pm

    Will Dean!


  41. User: Lynn Evans

    Posted on: 03/02/2019 at 10:34 pm

    It has to be the fantastic Mark Billingham.


  42. User: Michal Keefe

    Posted on: 03/02/2019 at 10:22 pm

    I would invite Peter James. I find his crime novels set in Brighton and the surrounding area intriguing and makes the little grey cells working.


  43. User: Maureen Julian

    Posted on: 03/02/2019 at 9:55 pm

    Alexander McCall Smith – all his series are so different and so readable.


  44. User: Jackie Robinson

    Posted on: 03/02/2019 at 6:12 pm

    I would invite Charlotte Bronte, would love to hear about her life writing and being published at a time when female authors were not accepted.


  45. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 03/02/2019 at 5:42 pm

    I’d invite James Patterson x


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 

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Entries close 6th November 2021