Lead Review

  • Book: Cold Steal (4)
  • Location: Reykjavik
  • Author: Quentin Bates



Gunnhildur “Gunna” Gísladóttir works in Reykjavík,  at Iceland’s Serious Crime Unit. Just back from her holidays, she is charged with investigating the death of man who has been shot, whilst his girlfriend, still alive, is naked. A well plotted story, with good twists and turns.

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition! Entries close 6th November

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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