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Matt Beynon Rees is the former Jerusalem bureau chief for Time.
Matt Beynon Rees is the former Jerusalem bureau chief for Time. His Omar Yussef mysteries include The Collaborator of Bethlehem (winner of the Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger Award) and A Grave in Gaza. He is also the author of the nonfiction work Cain's Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East.
Matt Beynon Rees was born in South Wales. Reading Matt Rees’ mystery A GRAVE IN GAZA brought back memories of that visit. Rees' book, an Omar Yussef Mystery, takes us deep into the gritty, corrupt, discouraging world of Gaza. He was previously the Jerusalem bureau chief for TIME magazine, where he is currently a contributor. Instead of the byzantine politics of the West Bank, we are presented with a similar environment in Gaza, but it seems deadlier. Omar Yussef, from Bethlehem, accompanies several UN dignitaries on their quest to inspect UN sponsored schools in Gaza.
Matt Rees is a Welsh novelist and journalist. He is the author of The Palestine Quartet, a series of crime novels about Omar Yussef, a Palestinian sleuth, and of historical novels and thrillers. He is the winner of a Crime Writers Association Dagger for his crime fiction in the UK and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for fiction in the US. His latest novel is the international thriller China Strike, the second in a series about an agent with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Award-winning crime novelist and thriller writer. A Grave in Gaza (2008) Second Omar Yussef mystery. The Collaborator of Bethlehem (2007) First Omar Yussef mystery. Cain's Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East (2004) Nonfiction. He is the author of one previous mystery in the Omar Yussef series, The Collaborator of Bethlehem, and the nonfiction work Cain's Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East. He lives in Jerusalem.
Omar Yussef must confront the dark side of Gaza-corruption, bribery, murder, and kidnapping-in his struggle to. .Matt Beynon Rees has taken a complex world of culture clash and suspicion and placed upon it humanity.
Omar Yussef must confront the dark side of Gaza-corruption, bribery, murder, and kidnapping-in his struggle to free an innocent man and honor. 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. Entertainment Weekly.
Omar Yussef gave a short laugh that sounded as though he were preparing to expectorate. When I was last in Gaza, I had nice curly hair and I could carry an overnight case without breaking into a sweat.
Chapter 1. As Omar Yussef came along the passage, the flies left the flooded toilets to examine him. The filth in the latrines soon lured most of them back, but a small, droning escort orbited him as he sweated toward Gaza. Omar Yussef gave a short laugh that sounded as though he were preparing to expectorate.
The Collaborator of Bethlehem. The Samaritan’s Secret. Omar Yussef shuffled along the broken sidewalk, skirting piles of dirty snow shoveled against battered newspaper-vending boxes. Cain’s Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East. An Omar Yussef Mystery. He squinted against a freezing gust and pulled his thin, fawn windbreaker around the slack skin of his neck.
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An Omar Yussef Mystery. Journalist and author Matt Beynon Rees was born in Wales in 1967 and studied at Oxford University and the University of Maryland. As he tries to save the lives of two men, Omar Yussef is confronted with the corruption and violence of Gaza’s warring government factions and the criminal gangs with which they are connected. He then worked as a financial reporter in London, Washington . and New York before becoming the first Middle East correspondent for The Scotsman in 1996.