12 February 2010 0 Comments

Why’s a Palestinian sleuth in Brooklyn?

I’ve been called the Dashiell Hammett of Palestine, the John Le Carre of the Middle East, the James Ellroy of…Palestine, the Graham Greene of Jerusalem, and the Georges Simenon of the Palestinian refugee camps. Depends which review you happen to have read. I’ve published three previous novels about Omar Yussef, my Palestinian schoolteacher/sleuth. Omar has […]

2 April 2007 0 Comments

Newsday: Impatient for more Omar books

Newsday ran a terrific review for The Collaborator of Bethlehem this week. It’s written by Sarah Weinman, whose blog has made her a prominent youthful power in the world of mystery publishing. You’ll see from this excerpt from the review, that she’s looking forward to reading more: “Rees gives three-dimensional life to all his characters, […]