Search Results: "Matt Rees"


BOOK REVIEW

MOZART'S LAST ARIA by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A beautiful book illuminated by the author's own musical background that moves slowly and deliberately to a fine conclusion."
Rees' latest marks a distinct departure from the Omar Yussef detective series as it combines mystery and historical intrigue with a timeless love story. Read full book review >

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CHINA STRIKE by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Rees' second ICE thriller (The Damascus Threat, 2016), long on action, moves at breakneck speed."
A bizarre international incident triggers the hunt for an elusive and dangerous cybercriminal. Read full book review >

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THE DAMASCUS THREAT by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"This series kickoff by the author of the Omar Yussef thrillers (The Fourth Assassin, 2010, etc.) keeps the action and the close calls coming and tucks colorful characters into unexpected corners. Crackerjack entertainment, even if it mostly feels familiar."
In a race against the clock, an American special agent crisscrosses New York and travels to Syria to prevent a devastating chemical attack. Read full book review >

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THE COLLABORATOR OF BETHLEHEM by Matt Beynon Rees
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"In a city already divided by hatred, Omar Yussef's sleuthing is bound to be anticlimactic. But no one will forget his violent world."
Time correspondent Rees (Cain's Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East, not reviewed) poses an absurd but thoroughly logical question in this first of a series: What opportunities do the strife-torn Palestinian Territories offer for detective work? Read full book review >

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THE SAMARITAN’S SECRET by Matt Beynon Rees
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The depth and heart in Omar Yussef's third case makes it a tearjerker as well as a page-turner."
Layers of secrets and a tradition of distrust complicate a mysterious Israeli murder case. Read full book review >

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A GRAVE IN GAZA by Matt Beynon Rees
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Gaza, where nothing is as it seems, is the perfect setting for the puzzle Sirhan's second in a series offers."
An inspection of UN schools in the Gaza refugee camps turns as deadly as the landscape itself. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Investigative journalism at its relentless and compassionate best."
An award-winning journalist uncovers the suppressed story behind the death of Matthew Shepard, the gay University of Wyoming student whose 1998 murder rocked the nation. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND MATT AND HENA THE WHORE by Adam Zameenzad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1993

"Much powerful writing, and the events described have all too many parallels, but cumulatively more homily than novel."
Also from Zameenzad (see above): a well-meaning, often mystical story of children trying to survive in war-torn Africa—a story with special resonances considering the situation in Somalia but one that makes more for inspiration than literature. Read full book review >

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MIA, MATT AND THE LAZY GATOR by Annie Langois
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Though the design and layout suggest a young target audience, the advanced vocabulary (writhe, posterity and discreetly all appear on a single page) as well as the romantic focus—sweethearts, smooches and spooning all making an appearance—will make this one a hard sell to the early elementary crowd. (Fiction. 6-9)"
This early chapter book is a somewhat awkward translation from the French original. Read full book review >

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THE AWESOME, ALMOST 100% TRUE ADVENTURES OF MATT & CRAZ by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Readers may question Matt's and Craz's intelligence, but if the plot is short on sense, the jokes almost always work, and that's a more important brand of magic any day. (Humor. 9-13)"
It turns out that a book doesn't need to make a lick of sense if it has enough baboons and pirates and aliens. Read full book review >

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Find It, File It, Flog It by Hedley Rees
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"A thoroughly researched and considered industry critique that includes substantive, visionary ideas for rehabilitation.
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A searing indictment of "Big Pharma" offers specific recommendations for change. Read full book review >

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THE WISH HOUSE by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Compelling for its examination of the darker side of desire both sexual and artistic. (Fiction. YA)"
An intense foray into first lust and the meanings of art in the summer of 1970 and six years later. Read full book review >