Young Man Goes On Exotic Moroccan Adventure in J.p. Whaley’s New Novel

Share Article

Debut author’s novel, ‘Magic Lobsters and Flying Tagines,’ combines elements of romance and travelogue.

News Image
It is original, comedic and gives readers an insight into North African folklore and superstitions.

In “Magic Lobsters and Flying Tagines” (published by iUniverse), the new novel by J.P. Whaley, a young man, against his will, transforms a brothel into a small hotel in Morocco, and he is helplessly controlled by the strange twists and turns of his destiny.

Sebastian, a man in his early 30s living in Spain, sends some unwanted guests to Morocco on a mission to find him a small house in order to improve his Arabic. Soon, he finds himself the owner of a once famous but now dilapidated ex-brothel. He employs his impecunious half brother, Roger, to reform a small apartment in the establishment, but Roger wants to turn the building into a boutique hotel. It is not long before he gets involved in a web of black magic, witchcraft and poisonings.

An excerpt from “Magic Lobsters and Flying Tagines”:

“The whole place seemed lost in time, barely touched by tourism or innovation. The inhabitants seemed as impassive as their city. Some of them sat impassively in doorways. Gum-booted fishermen tramped wearily to their beds after a night at sea. The women drifted along sedately, their eyes downcast. Nearly all of them were plump and veiled, wrapped from head to foot in either black and white heavy cotton haiks that gave little freedom of movement and were held in place by clasping the fabric at the throat.”

Whaley believes “Magic Lobsters and Flying Tagines” will stick with readers long after they finish the book. He says, “It is original, comedic and gives readers an insight into North African folklore and superstitions.”

Magic Lobsters and Flying Tagines
By J.P. Whaley
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 212 pages | ISBN 9781475999709
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 212 pages | ISBN 9781475999693
E-Book | ISBN 9781475999716
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
J.P. Whaley was born in England and has written several film scripts. “Magic Lobsters and Flying Tagines” is his first novel.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
+1 800-288-4677
Email >
Visit website