Archive | August, 2008

15 August 2008 0 Comments

Omar gets Palestinian parliamentary approval

My Palestinian detective Omar Yussef has received official Palestinian parliamentary approval. Sort of. In a recent German tv interview, Palestinian parliamentarian Hanan Ashrawi referred to my novel The Collaborator of Bethlehem (UK title The Bethlehem Murders). She mentioned the lawlessness and the power of the gunmen detailed in the book and said, “Unfortunately Rees is […]

12 August 2008 0 Comments

NPR profiles Matt: Mystery and Decay in an Ancient City

NPR’s Morning Edition profiles me today, as part of its Crime in the City series. Listen to the story, as well as some readings and an excerpt, here:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93504561&ft=1&f=1032NPR correspondent Eric Westervelt and I spent the day wandering Nablus, in particular the casbah, and it provides a very colorful look at Palestinian life. He puts together […]