Archive | January, 2007

29 January 2007 0 Comments

Washington Post praises Omar

The Collaborator of Bethlehem, the first Omar Yussef Mystery, is published this week in the U.S. and The Washington Post today gives it a terrific review: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/28/AR2007012801300.html?referrer=emailarticle It includes the following:“Rees tells this grim story with skill, specificity and richly detailed descriptions of people and places. …The Collaborator of Bethlehem is readable and literate, and […]

4 January 2007 0 Comments

San Francisco Chronicle: Rees the New Hammett

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jerusalem correspondent Matthew Kalman profiles me in today’s edition of the paper. It’s a long article with lots of praise for the Omar Yussef Mysteries. It also compares me to one of my heroes, the great San Francisco crime writer Dashiell Hammett:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/04/DDGF6NBRN71.DTL