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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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

A Street in Marrakech

A Street in Marrakech
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1970s

The author and her husband have managed to delve into life in the Medina, discovering the life of the women behind the walls of the Medina, as they spoke Arabic, a real asset in those days. A vivid portrayal...

A Year in Marrakesh

A Year in Marrakesh
  • Author(s): Peter Mayne
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1950s

Michael Palin picks A YEAR IN MARRAKESH by Peter Mayle as one of his top ten books. One of those travel classics in the Englishman (of some means) abroad vein, this shows a great deal of sensitivity to both...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

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 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021