Archive | June, 2008

26 June 2008 0 Comments

Tribune: ‘Splendid novel from author of real talent’

In new reviews of my Palestinian detective novels, I’m delighted with the assessment of Peter Whittaker of Tribune, who last year gave a terrific review to my first novel and now writes in praise of the second in the series The Saladin Murders (US title A Grave in Gaza). He writes: “This is another splendid […]

24 June 2008 0 Comments

‘Collaborator of Bethlehem’ nominated for Macavity Award

My first novel The Collaborator of Bethlehem (UK title The Bethlehem Murders) has been nominated for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery by Mystery Readers International. That’s now three awards for which the novel has been nominated in the last two weeks alone, including the CWA John Creasey Dagger and the Barry Award. For […]

13 June 2008 0 Comments

Jewish Chronicle: The Saladin Murders ‘a real rarity’

The Jewish Chronicle publishes a terrific review of my Palestinian mystery novels this week. Here’s some of what reviewer Jenni Frazer writes: Rees loads the dice against Omar Yussef: he’s in his 50s, short, balding, and once upon a time he was a drunk. But he is also, we learn, a uxorious and extremely affectionate […]

4 June 2008 0 Comments

My first novel ‘The Bethlehem Murders’ nominated for CWA award

My first Palestinian detective novel The Bethlehem Murders (US title The Collaborator of Bethlehem) has been nominated for the Crime Writers Association’s John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger. It’s not my first prize nomination, but it’s really a thrill as it’s the first in the UK–and the CWA is a fabulous organization. Here’s a link to […]