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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...

An Echo of Scandal

An Echo of Scandal
  • Author(s): Laura Madeleine
  • Location(s): Tangier, Andalusia (Andalucía), Gibraltar
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1970s looking back to 1920s

In the dead of night, with blood on her hands, she made her escape. Accused of murder, Alejandra flees her home, escaping to the southern edge of Spain, where she faces a life of poverty and destitution. Seduced by...

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...

Dune Song

Dune Song
  • Author(s): Anissa M Bouziane
  • Location(s): Morocco, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

‘I came to the Sahara to be buried.’ After witnessing the collapse of the World Trade Centre, Jeehan Nathaar leaves her New York life with her sense of identity fractured and her American dream destroyed. She returns to Morocco...

Secret Son

Secret Son
  • Author(s): Laila Lalami
  • Location(s): Casablanca
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 2000s

Casablanca’s stinking alleys are the only home that 19 year-old Youssef El-Mekki has ever known. Raised by his mother in a one-room home, the film stars flickering on the local cinemas screen offer the only glimmer of hope to...

Tangerine

Tangerine
  • Author(s): Christine Mangan
  • Location(s): Tangier
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

The perfect read for fans of Daphne du Maurier and Patricia Highsmith, set in 1950s Morocco, Tangerine is a gripping psychological literary thriller. The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband...

The Heat of Betrayal

The Heat of Betrayal
  • Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

In the heady strangeness of Morocco, he is everything she wants him to be – passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here she will finally become pregnant. But when Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself...

Marrakech Express

Marrakech Express
  • Author(s): Peter Millar
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Confused with the song (I can hear you singing it already!). Peter Millar’s 3rd train narrative, this time to Morocco and still a whiff of spliff.

A Handful of Honey: Away to the Palm Groves of Morocco and Algeria

A Handful of Honey: Away to the Palm Groves of Morocco and Algeria
  • Author(s): Annie Hawes
  • Location(s): Algeria, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

Travelling across Morocco and Algeria on a shoestring, this is the story of the people the author met on her travels – fascinating characters, quirky encounters all told with insight and humour

A House in Fez

A House in Fez
  • Author(s): Suzanna Clarke
  • Location(s): Fez
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

When Suzanna Clarke and her husband bought a dilapidated house in the Moroccan town of Fez, their friends thought they were mad. Located in a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, the house – a traditional riad – was beautiful but...

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