Archive | December, 2008

26 December 2008 0 Comments

The Scotsman: Rees writes first-rate crime novels, indispensable contemporary history

Writing in The Scotsman, Gerald Kaufman reviews the second of my Palestinian crime novels, The Saladin Murders (US title: A Grave in Gaza) as “indispensable pages of contemporary history.” Here’s more: “The Saladin Murders by Matt Rees (Atlantic Books, £11.99) features Omar Yussef, a middle-aged Palestinian teacher and amateur sleuth. He travels into the Gaza […]

3 December 2008 0 Comments

Booklist: Rees goes three for three with latest Omar Yussef Mystery

Booklist, the US pre-publication review, gives a starred review to my forthcoming Palestinian crime novel, THE SAMARITAN’S SECRET, the third in my Omar Yussef series. Here’s the review:Rees makes it three for three with his latest Omar Yussef mystery. This time the Bethlehem history teacher is in strife-torn Nablus to attend the wedding of a […]

2 December 2008 0 Comments

Kirkus: Omar Yussef’s third case a tear-jerker and a page-turner

Kirkus Reviews gives a great write-up to my forthcoming third Palestinian crime novel THE SAMARITAN’S SECRET (to be published in the UK Jan. 1 and in the US Feb. 1). Here’s the review:Layers of secrets and a tradition of distrust complicate a mysterious Palestinian murder case.Visiting the Palestinian city of Nablus to see his grandchildren […]