Archive | December, 2007

21 December 2007 0 Comments

Tribune: Omar a Superb Central Character

Yesterday I noted that BBC Radio had made my novel The Bethlehem Murders a Christmas reading pick. Here’s a little of what Jeff Park most generously said about the first of my Palestinian detective novels on the BBC’s Front Row programme: “Matt Rees has given us an incredible tapestry…It’s a wonderful, wonderful book. A fantastically […]

20 December 2007 0 Comments

BBC Picks Omar as Best Xmas Read

BBC Radio’s Arts programme picked The Bethlehem Murders (the UK title for the first Omar Yussef Mystery) as one of the best crime novels to read or give as a gift over Christmas. Pretty good going for a Muslim detective. Here’s the BBC’s full list:http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow/festivepicks.shtml

12 December 2007 0 Comments

Book Sense: Collaborator of Bethlehem a Top 20 Pick

The paperback edition of The Collaborator of Bethlehem has been selected by independent bookstores as a Top Twenty Book Sense pick for January. A flyer including the twenty titles selected for January will be distributed to all Book Sense stores (this is a network of over 1,000 independent bookshops), featuring a cover image and a […]

4 December 2007 0 Comments

Booklist: New Omar Yussef novel has "power, style, and emotion"

Though my second Omar Yussef Mystery (titled in the US A Grave in Gaza and in the UK The Saladin Murders) won’t be out until February, already the pre-publication reviewers are impressed. Booklist, a big US publication read by librarians and booksellers, gives A Grave in Gaza a starred review in its forthcoming issue. Here’s […]