Lead Review

  • Book: Natural Causes (Inspector McLean 1)
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Author: James Oswald



The first in an anticipated series, this novel is set in Edinburgh. Captures it well, and it was a great novel to read whilst visiting the city (though it gave me the shivers) – Lois Johns –

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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