CULTURAL RELEVANCE: Middle Eastern politics and religions play a big role in this mystery.
AUTHOR BACKGROUND: Author was a journalist, and he uses his views to humanize all characters.
RETURN TO SOHO CRIME: After many years, the paperback rights have returned to Soho Crime, along with the entirety of the backlist.
REPACKAGE: Will be attractive as ever.
Praise for the Omar Yussef series
“Offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian life today.”
—The Washington Post
“Matt Beynon Rees has taken a complex world of culture clash and suspicion and placed upon it humanity.”
“Omar Yussef is a splendid creation.”
—Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse novels
“Omar’s probe of a West Bank ruled by political intrigue, religious hatred, and militia thugs lets ex-TIME Jerusalem Bureau Chief Rees make the Mideast conflict personal.”
“The Collaborator of Bethlehem is the best—and the rarest—sort of mystery: exciting and compelling, but it is also a deeply moving story that will, for many readers, shed much light on the conditions in the Palestinian territories.”
—David Liss, author of A Day of Atonement
“Uncovers the gritty, often disturbing human realities of life in Palestinian society…[Rees] gives his characters heart as he gives his readers a thrill.”
“An evocative, compassionate tale.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Rees has created a stunning sense of place and memorable characters for his impassioned story.”
—The Sunday Telegraph
“[A] vivid portrayal of the violence and degradation of the Palestinian enclave of Gaza…Outstanding.”
“Matt Rees has given us an incredible tapestry.”
—BBC’s Front Row
“One of the most beguiling of current sleuths.”
—The Sunday Times
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