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The King’s Fool

The King’s Fool
  • Author(s): Mahi Binebine
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Sidi is dying. In the last days of this all-powerful tyrant, his faithful court fool takes stock of the decades he has spent in the king’s service. For the many years have left certain indelible wounds. During his service,...

The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit

The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit
  • Author(s): Elias Canetti
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1940s

Nobel Prize-winning author Canetti spent only a few weeks in Marrakesh, but it was a visit that would remain with him for the rest of his life. In The Voices of Marrakesh, he captures the essence of that place:...

A Beautiful White Cat Walks with Me

A Beautiful White Cat Walks with Me
  • Author(s): Youssef Fadel
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Hassan makes a living in his native Marrakesh as a comic writer and performer, through his satirical sketches critical of Morocco’s rulers. Yet when he is suddenly conscripted into a losing war in the Sahara, and drafted to a...

A Death in the Medina

A Death in the Medina
  • Author(s): James von Leyden
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Death stalks the medina of Marrakech . . . Marrakech, August. It is the start of Ramadan, the hottest in memory. Among the few foreigners left in the sweltering city are a riad owner, her French boyfriend and an...

Sky’s the Limit

Sky’s the Limit
  • Author(s): Janie Millman
  • Location(s): Marrakech, France
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Present

Sky is devastated when she finds that her husband is in love with someone else, even more that it is her oldest friend Nick. She has lost the two most important men in her life and can’t ever trust...

What Lies Within

What Lies Within
  • Author(s): Annabelle Thorpe
  • Location(s): Taroudant, Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Suspense, Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An intense, claustrophobic psychological novel about the dark side of expat life, and what being out of your comfort zone can do to you, set in the vibrant souks and ancient riads of Marrakech A unique friendship, built on...

Assembly of the Dead

Assembly of the Dead
  • Author(s): Saeida Rouass
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1900s

Morocco, 1906. The country is caught between growing European influence and domestic instability. As young women disappear from the alleyways of Marrakesh, Farook Al-Alami, a detective from Tangier, is summoned to solve the case of the apparent abductions. Investigating...

The Saffron Trail

The Saffron Trail
  • Author(s): Rosanna Ley
  • Location(s): Cornwall, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Once, there was a girl who loved saffron. She loved its secrets, its mystery, and best of all, she loved its hint of magic. After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour...

The Jackal’s Share

The Jackal’s Share
  • Author(s): Chris Morgan Jones
  • Location(s): Dubai, Italy, London, Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): MOdern

Boundless wealth hides the deepest secrets . . . When a charismatic billionaire asks Ben Webster to investigate his personal affairs it isn’t long before the private spy is convinced that there is something very wrong with his new...

Tea at the Grand Tazi

Tea at the Grand Tazi
  • Author(s): Alexandra Singer
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize Runner up of the Luke Bitmead Bursary Maia is leaving London to paint in the bright sunlight and exotic setting of Morocco. Working as an assistant to a once famous Historian, she is...

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