2 December 2011 35 Comments

Signed book giveaway for anniversary of Mozart’s death

This Monday, December 5, is the anniversary of the day in 1791 when Wolfgang Mozart, the greatest composer the world has ever known, died at age 35. To commemorate the occasion, I’m giving away five copies of my new historical crime novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA, in which Wolfgang’s sister Nannerl goes to the Imperial capital to find out what really caused her brother’s death. Enter your name in the comments section of my blog and you could win a handsome trade paperback of the book, which is currently out in the UK and US. Signed and dedicated by me.

35 Responses to “Signed book giveaway for anniversary of Mozart’s death”

  1. Mike Kane 2 December 2011 at 1:52 am #

    Matt – have read all your other works – awaiting this one and hopefully I’ll received a signed copy to add to my collection.
    Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

  2. Joseph D'Agostino 2 December 2011 at 2:16 am #

    Joseph D’Agostino is a big fan of both Matt and Mozart.

  3. Matt Beynon Rees 2 December 2011 at 5:20 am #

    Joseph, you’re first into the pot for the free book — and you get an extra entry for making my day!

  4. Matt Beynon Rees 2 December 2011 at 5:34 am #

    And Mike: a special extra holiday entry for you…I hope your book will arrive in time for you to read it during the festive season!

  5. vado retro 2 December 2011 at 5:48 am #

    Matt-I have enjoyed your previous work, your blog and your facebook posts. My girlfriend, the English Professor, says I should read more. What better way than with a new free and autographed copy of your latest work!



  6. Ranen Omer-Sherman 2 December 2011 at 6:28 am #

    I’m a huge fan of your detective series and am eager to read this one!

  7. Angela 2 December 2011 at 6:51 am #

    Would looooooooooove to have a signed copy!!! And the choir Susanna and I are singing in is doing another Mozart piece next year 😉 the Vesperae solennes de Confessore (KV 339). Hope you’re enjoying the pre-Christmas time!

  8. Matt Beynon Rees 2 December 2011 at 6:58 am #

    That’s one piece of Mozart music, Angela, which I failed to incorporate into the plot of MOZART’S LAST ARIA. But I’m glad to hear that you and Susanna are singing from the works of the great man. And happy to include you in the little book lottery here!

  9. Mike R. 2 December 2011 at 7:21 am #

    Thanks for the chance!

  10. Ellis Shuman 2 December 2011 at 7:23 am #

    I have already bought, read and enjoyed this book. But I wouldn’t mind upgrading it to an autographed version.

  11. Carol Wong 2 December 2011 at 9:39 am #

    I would love to be able to read this book, even more to have an autographed copy. This would be a book to treasure!


  12. Andi 2 December 2011 at 10:20 am #

    I absolutely loved Mozart’s Last Aria & the dedication page is so beautiful! I just returned it to the library earlier this week. I would love to have a copy of my own. Thank you so much for the lovely giveaway!

  13. Martha Diehl 2 December 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    If I win, will you sign it when I visit Jerusalem in the spring?

  14. Martha Diehl 2 December 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Oop! You’ve already said that it is signed.

  15. Cheong Kong Fei 3 December 2011 at 12:02 am #

    hi, would you be kind enough to give me a free book? i’ve always receive free academic books, but not novel, looking forward to receive your book.. Merry Christmas

  16. Zoey 3 December 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    I was raised listening to Mozart and in early evening my dad would continue to play his music along with other amazing compossers. I am excited to read your posts and eager to read your facinanting book. Takes one to another dimension also your work is impeccable.
    As MOZART was a genious, sublime and a mystery with beauty in itself.
    thanks always

  17. Matt Beynon Rees 3 December 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    Ellis, Here’s to an upgrade. And, Martha, glad to hear you’ll be arriving with the sunshine (after what passes for winter in Jerusalem.)

  18. Eva Hoiby 4 December 2011 at 3:27 am #

    Oh, I would really love to have a signed copy of this book.
    I love your books and enjoy reading them in English instead of the trasnlated version. But to have a signed one – wow, that would be the icing on the cake.

    All the best,


  19. Haim Watzman 4 December 2011 at 3:36 am #

    If I’m not too late, I’ll take one (which I deserve as a writer and a music lover).

  20. Michael 4 December 2011 at 4:00 am #

    Looking forward to reading. But you shouldn’t mock winter in Israel — it’s just not European winter — it’s when everything begins to grow, like a cold, wet and grudging spring. After all, this is when Wordsworth’s daffodils appear :-)

  21. Judie 4 December 2011 at 5:29 am #

    Definitely worth trying for.

  22. Amy Marcus 4 December 2011 at 5:45 am #

    Matt, love all your books!!

  23. Miriam 4 December 2011 at 7:53 am #

    I really would like to have the copy of this great work! I can’t wait anymore to read it! so i would be so happy if i won! By the way,congrats for this very interesting novel,Matt!!! you had a great idea to write it!!

  24. Matt Beynon Rees 4 December 2011 at 10:15 am #

    Happy to have so many responses so far. And of course everyone has until Monday night (which was when poor old Wolfgang finally expired, with a big jet of vomit and some apparently delirious words….Or were they? The lucky winners of my book will find out!)

  25. Elke 5 December 2011 at 6:00 am #

    I like your Omar Jussuf books and so I’m curious about what you made out of the Mozart theme :-)

  26. Amanda Dan 5 December 2011 at 9:01 am #

    I’d love a free copy!

  27. David Mattan 5 December 2011 at 9:39 am #


    we met at MK’s place for lunch, would love a personalised copy, cheer me up after 9 years back in uk from HL


  28. anna 5 December 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Matt, I posted a comment somewhere on your blog as soon as I saw the announcement on Facebook and now I don’t see it.


  29. Jan de Jong 5 December 2011 at 11:48 am #

    I’m in!

  30. Autumn 5 December 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    I’d love to read this book! Sounds wonderful :)

  31. Bill Merrill 5 December 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Hope I win!

  32. Melanie Coombes 5 December 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    I have tried to win this book on Goodreads too, no luck. I would love to read this book and to have a signed copy, as well, would totally make my day!

    Hope I win! Thanks for the chance


  33. Michele Chabin 7 December 2011 at 6:17 am #

    Looking forward to reading your book!

  34. Matt Beynon Rees 12 December 2011 at 2:21 am #

    My son Cai has completed the draw for the winners of my MOZART’S LAST ARIA book giveaway. As predicted, Cai’s name was the first out of the hat (which took some organizing, I’ll tell you), but he agreed to forgo a copy of my novel so long as I let him watch Charlie and Lola before bedtime. That left five copies for the lucky winners. “Five?” said Cai. “Why not more?” So I’ve made it seven. Here are the winners: Autumn, Amanda Dan, Carol Wong, Haim Watzman, Vado Retro, Zoey, and Melanie Coombes. Drop an email to mattreesbooks@gmail.com to let me know to what address you’d like your book sent. And to all the others who entered, thanks for being involved.

  35. tesfay 24 March 2012 at 12:23 am #

    i need particularly the historical background of mozart from birth to death

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