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Rees Palestinian crime novel book launch in Jerusalem


The Bookshop at the American Colony Hotel
is proud to present
an evening with

Matt Beynon Rees
Who will be reading and speaking about his latest novel

The Samaritan's Secret

Matt Rees is an award-winning crime novelist who lives in Jerusalem. Major authors have compared him to Graham Greene and John Le Carre. The French magazine L’Express called him “the Dashiell Hammett of Palestine.” As a journalist, Rees covered the Middle East for over a decade for Time Magazine and Newsweek. His Omar Yussef Mystery series (The Bethlehem Murders, The Saladin Murders, The Samaritan’s Secret) won a Crime Writers Association Dagger and is published in 22 countries.

Friday, JUNE 26, 6:00 pm

Matt Beynon's Latest Blogs

Dec.22.2011 - 12:09 am
I’m writing this in a plain office in the corner of a building that was described by the realtor as “exclusive,” though it doesn’t exclude despondent ultra-Orthodox Jews...
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Dec.15.2011 - 4:34 am
If you have a lot of time to waste, you never judge a book by its cover. But don’t try telling me you don’t judge it by its first paragraph. What makes a great first paragraph?...
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Dec.02.2011 - 5:29 am
I am, as they say back in the UK, chuffed as hell that Mystery Scene magazine gives my new novel an absolutely terrific review. Reviewer Sue Emmons says MOZART'S LAST ARIA...
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Dec.01.2011 - 3:24 am
I happened to read a few crappy books in a row of late. So I did what I always do when I can’t afford for the next book I get into to disappoint: I re-read a Raymond Chandler. I...
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Comments from Matt Beynon

Jul.02.2011 - 10:28 pm
In response to: Writing Tip #93: Walking and plotting
You're right, Margo. Even if I had to quit walking, I'd still get plenty of ideas just chatting with Devorah. Maybe I...
Apr.08.2011 - 11:10 pm
In response to: A Voice for her People: Susan Abulhawa’s Writing Life interview
Hi Farzana, I suppose the angels explanation is a bit more poetic than the dirtiness...and I don't really believe...
Mar.22.2011 - 8:51 am
In response to: My burst Jerusalem bubble
You're right, Farzana. In some ways, these writers are doing the work that "revolutionaries" are too comfortable and...
May.23.2010 - 10:12 am
In response to: Israel prepares for next threat--nuclear?
They're certainly arguing about water rights. But their worries about nuclear war end with the cost in terms of life...
May.09.2010 - 11:13 pm
In response to: What do YOU think of me?
I must admit to a noir influence. Actually I wanted to call the third book "Nablus Noir," but my publishers/agent in...