10 November 2011 4 Comments

NPR recommends Mozart’s Last Aria

NPR includes my new novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA among its “outstanding selection” of paperbacks for this week, alongside books by Tea Obreht, Walter Mosley and Henning Mankell. “Critics have compared Mozart’s Last Aria to novels of historical conspiracy theories by Dan Brown and Elizabeth Kostova, while praising Rees’ sensitivity to musical and biographical detail,” NPR says.

In Historical Novel Review, the book is called an “elegantly written and thoroughly researched crime story of 18th Century Vienna…If you love an intricate history-mystery, you’ll love this novel very much.”

Also Mozart’s Last Aria gets a great review on Book Hooked Blog: ” It’s a great mystery and kept me up late at night finding out who killed Mozart and why. I highly recommend this one.”

4 Responses to “NPR recommends Mozart’s Last Aria”

  1. Ruth Paget 15 November 2011 at 7:23 am #

    If people were not jealous of you before they must be now. ha ha

    If you really want to go over the top, though, you should really develop an iPhone app that will entice readers to read your books, too. You never know. It might work augment sales and lead to merchandising and fashion lines.

    Ruth Paget :)

  2. Matt Beynon Rees 16 November 2011 at 4:48 am #

    If Apple sends me an iPhone, I shall be all in favor of an iPhone app to promote my books. However, I have a four year old Nokia which barely even makes phone calls…

  3. Ruth Paget 17 November 2011 at 3:11 am #

    Along the fashion line avenue, you might consider having those beautiful television interviewers model and wear that blue dress on the cover of your book while they interview you. That dress really would look good on almost anyone with a little altering. Ruth :)

  4. Matt Beynon Rees 18 November 2011 at 4:23 am #

    I’d prefer to wear it myself, Ruth.

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