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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 2,000 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

The Raven Witch of Corfu – boxset

Author: Effrosyni Moschoudi

Location: Corfu

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Running Haunted

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Genre: Comedy, Paranormal, Romance

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Location: Istanbul (Constantinople)

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Body Language: Twelve unforgettable portraits of heartbreak and desire

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Location: World

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Latest Reviews

Not such exciting times

  • Book: Exciting Times
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Author: Naoise Dolan

"‘Droll, shrewd and unafraid’ ‘Fiercely intelligent, brutally funny’ ‘A modern love story … astute, sardonic and highly emotionally aware’ ‘The book..."

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Paris in words

  • Book: The red notebook
  • Location: Paris
  • Author: Antoine Laurain

"Loved this book. The words flowed from page to page painting Paris In words. You could smell The streets and smell..."

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“Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’Roll”

  • Book: Girl Can’t Help It
  • Location: Illinois, Iowa
  • Author: Max Allan Collins

"Okay! so this is book #2 in the ‘Krista Larsen’ series, however for those of you who tend to dip in..."

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Enjoyable historical cozy mystery

  • Book: Passage from Nuala (The Inspector de Silva Mysteries #6)
  • Location: Egypt
  • Author: Harriet Steel

"Enjoyable historical cozy mystery series set primarily in Sri Lanka. This time the setting is a cruise ship. The differences between..."

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Delightful memoir

  • Book: From Moulin Rouge to Gaudi’s City
  • Location: France, Spain
  • Author: E J Bauer

"A delightful memoir about the author’s trip through France and Spain. Bauer provides a detailed account of the hotels, monuments, museums,..."

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Captivating historical romance

  • Book: Born in the Purple
  • Location: Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Author: Dora Ilieva

"Born in the Purple is a beautifully written historical romance set in the Eastern Roman Empire during and shortly after the..."

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Delightful cozy mystery set in Venice

  • Book: Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust
  • Location: Venice
  • Author: Pamela Allegretto

"Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust is a delightful cozy mystery set in Venice. Carla, the lead character, is a spunky..."

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What would the world be like after a global crisis?

  • Book: Call Me Joe
  • Location: New Zealand
  • Author: Andrew Crofts, Martin van Es

"The authors pose this question and it seems so relevant right now, in the midst of a pandemic, than they could..."

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“Hold On To Hope“

  • Book: What Only We Know
  • Location: Aldershot, Berlin
  • Author: Catherine Hokin

"I don’t know about “Hold On To Hope”, but this was definitely a case of “Hold On To Your Hankie”! Now..."

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Just Cozy Enough . . .

  • Book: BONES IN THE RIVER
  • Location: Appleby-in-Westmorland
  • Author: Zoë Sharp

"Zoë Sharp’s longtime readers will not be disappointed by BONES IN THE RIVER, her latest mystery/thriller in a new trilogy begun..."

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