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Books set in location – great reading for your travels

Books set in location offer great travel reading. TripFiction was created to make it easy to match a location with a book, and thanks to our searchable database you can find a book relevant to any trip. A resource for both actual and armchair travellers.

TripFiction features novels, travelogues and memoirs set in over 1,500 countries, regions, and cities from around the world – so your destination is almost bound to be covered.

When you are planning your travel reading, don’t forget to research your location on TripFiction. You will find advice on the best books to read for wherever you want to go. TripFiction lets you see a location through an author’s eyes.

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Recently Added Books

White Chrysanthemum

Author: Mary Lynn Bracht

Location: North Korea, Northeast (Manchuria), South Korea

Genre: Fiction, Historical

Bullets of Palestine

Author: Howard Kaplan

Location: Jerusalem, Lebanon, London, Rome, Vienna

Genre: Thriller

The Damascus Cover

Author: Howard Kaplan

Location: Cyprus, Damascus, Jerusalem

Genre: Thriller

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Author: Ahmed Saadawi

Location: Iraq

Genre: Crime, Fiction

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Latest Reviews

Knows every back alley of Damascus and Cyprus

  • Book: The Damascus Cover
  • Location: Cyprus, Damascus, Jerusalem
  • Author: Howard Kaplan

"Los Angeles Times “In the best tradition of the new espionage novel. Kaplan’s grasp of history and scene creates a genuine..."

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Murder, mystery and history on Gibraltar

  • Book: The Poisoned Rock
  • Location: Gibraltar
  • Author: Robert Daws

"A film is being made about a war time spy, and then murders start happening. Are the two connected? This is..."

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  • Book: Apostle Lodge
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Author: Paul Mendelson

"Apostle Lodge is the fourth book in Paul Mendelson’s Colonel Vaughn de Vries South African crime thriller series. It is a..."

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  • Book: Court of Lions
  • Location: Granada
  • Author: Jane Johnson

"This novel was the choice for the #TFBookClub January/February 2018. The rule of Sultans In the later15th Century in Granada is..."

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  • Book: That Girl
  • Location: Chelsea
  • Author: Kate Kerrigan

"It is 1966 and three Irish girls are drawn to swinging London, to the Kings Road, Chelsea, where they end up..."

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The Alhambra Brought to Life!

  • Book: Court of Lions
  • Location: Granada
  • Author: Jane Johnson

"I was very happy to receive this book as a member of the Trip Fiction book club! Initially, I enjoyed it..."

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  • Book: Last Train to Helsingor
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Author: Heidi Amsinck

"Last Train to Helsingør is the eponymous title of the first story in this slim volume, full of duplicitous perpetrators and..."

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An enlightening novel that brought Granada and the Alhambra Palace to life…

  • Book: Court of Lions
  • Location: Granada
  • Author: Jane Johnson

"The Court of Lions is a novel that will stay with me for a long time. Learning about Moorish history, seeing..."

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  • Book: I Love You Too Much
  • Location: Paris
  • Author: Alicia Drake

"“In the sixth arrondissement everything is perfect and everyone is lonely” It is not often that a book of this binding..."

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  • Book: Force of Nature
  • Location: Victoria
  • Author: Jane Harper

"We came across Jane Harper early 2017 when we read The Dry and back then we flagged it as ‘one to..."

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