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Lords of the Atlas

Lords of the Atlas
  • Author(s): Gavin Maxwell
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): Late 19th and 20th Centuries

The greatest Moroccan travel book of all time, vital reading for the new upmarket Marrakesh tourism – one of the bibles of British twentieth-century Orientalism – by the author of A Ring of Bright Water – describes the extraordinary...

Shadow of the Rock

Shadow of the Rock
  • Author(s): Thomas Mogford
  • Location(s): Gibraltar, Tangier
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

One humid summer night in Gibraltar, lawyer Spike Sanguinetti arrives home to find an old friend, Solomon Hassan, waiting on his doorstep. Solomon is on the run, accused of a brutal murder in Tangiers. He has managed to skip...

Shadows of Marrakech

Shadows of Marrakech
  • Author(s): Tim Kindberg
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction

This is a tale of a struggle against slavery and ignorance, of shadows and loyalty. In Marrakech, Chemchi, a Berber girl, enters into a bargain with a brutal slave master. In return for his help, she must track down...

The Book of Madness and Cures

The Book of Madness and Cures
  • Author(s): Regina O'Melveny
  • Location(s): Europe, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 16th Century

Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice, she’s a woman who practices medicine. Her father, a renowned physician, has provided her entrée to this all-male profession, and inspired in her a shared mission to understand the secrets...

The Final Bet

The Final Bet
  • Author(s): Abdelilah Hamdouchi
  • Location(s): Casablanca
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Casablanca. Othman, a handsome young Moroccan man, returns home to discover his elderly French wife, Sofia, brutally murdered in their bedroom. Highly educated but chronically unemployed, Othman had been in desperate straits before meeting Sofia, who pampered him with...

The Forgiven

The Forgiven
  • Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

David and Jo Henniger, a doctor and children’s book author, in search of an escape from their less than happy lives in London, accept the invitation of their old friends Richard and Dally to attend their annual bacchanal at...

The Last Resort: A Mystery

The Last Resort: A Mystery
  • Author(s): Carmen Posadas
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Jaime Valdés, high society lothario, has seemingly choked to death in the presence of both his mistress and his wife, but all of Spain is atwitter with the possibility of murder. Coincidentally, when he arrives at the spa, Molinet...

The Last Storytellers

The Last Storytellers
  • Author(s): Richard Hamilton
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco’s ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences....

The Lighthearted Quest

The Lighthearted Quest
  • Author(s): Ann Bridge
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

When Julia undertook to find her cousin, Colin Munro, last heard of sailing a yacht off the north coast of Africa, the quest seemed lighthearted enough. But, before she had finished, she was involved with Moorish antique dealers, a...

The Salt Road

The Salt Road
  • Author(s): Jane Johnson
  • Location(s): Algeria, Morocco, Sahara
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): Various

Isabelle’s estranged archeologist father dies, leaving her a puzzle. In a box she finds some papers and a mysterious African amulet — but their connection to her remains unclear until she embarks on a trip to Morocco to discover...

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