22 July 2011 0 Comments

MOZART’S LAST ARIA sorts historical fiction author’s summer reading

Philip Sington, author of the excellent historical thriller “The Einstein Girl,” has great things to say about my own new venture into that world, MOZART’S LAST ARIA. It’s great to have such praise from a writer of great style and craft! Here’s what he says:

Matt Rees is one of the most stylish crime writers around at the moment, and his latest novel has just been published in the UK (the US edition will be out in November). In the past, Matt’s work has all been set in the contemporary Middle East, where he lives. This time he’s taken a journey back to 18th century Vienna and to the mystery surrounding the death of Mozart. (If you think Salieri did it, think again.) Where many historical novelists are concerned, this would be a cue for endless descriptions of fashion or lots of painfully anachronistic dialogue: the kind that always reminds me of a bad school play. Fortunately Matt is of the hard-boiled school of writing: he does his research, and makes every word count. So that’s my summer holiday reading sorted.

Read more about Philip’s writing here.

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