AUTHORS

Matt Rees

Matt Rees was born and raised in South Wales. He has covered the Middle East as a journalist for a decade, including six years as Time magazine's Jerusalem bureau chief. He is author of the non-fiction work Cain's Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East. The Bethlehem Murders is his first novel. His second Omar Yussef novel, The Saladin Murders, is published by Atlantic Books in 2008. Matt Rees's website is: www.mattbeynonrees.com.
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REVIEWS

Indispensable... Rees not only provides a classic investigation into a terrible crime, he paints a picture of life in this hell-hole, with Palestinian gangs warring with each other while the Israeli presence looms...First-rate crime.
Scotsman

Rees captures the touching undercurrent of existence in the direst circumstances... A rare crime novel.
TLS

Provocative... Rees adopts a humanist perspective, keeping the military maneuvers in the background and focusing on ordinary people struggling to live ordinary lives... He takes Omar Yussef into every nook and cranny of this ancient city, from the tunnels of the old souk to the mansions on Mount Jerizim built by the ruling elite.
New York Times