A Death in the Medina



James von Leyden


James von Leyden is an author and the owner of the Villa La Diouana in Oualidia. He has written two crime thrillers set in Morocco: A Death in the Medina (a Crime Writers Association award nominee) and Last Boat from Tangier (to be published in December 2020).

James studied Philosophy & Modern Languages at Oxford University and worked for 30 years as an advertising copywriter. He first visited Morocco in 1985 to interview Paul Bowles, leading to a life-long love affair with the country. He divides his time between Lewes, East Sussex and Oualidia.