Sunday, March 29, 2009

Matt Rees in the Philadelphia Inquirer

My review of Matt Beynon Rees' third Omar Youssef mystery, The Samaritan's Secret, appears in today's Philadelphia Inquirer.

The book mines an ancient but little-known corner of history for its mystery, and it involves both secrets and some not so good Samaritans. Read the Detectives Beyond Borders interview with Matt Rees here.

© Peter Rozovsky 2009

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Blogger John McFetridge said...

Good review, I'm sold.

March 29, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks. The Samaritans have kept a low profile in recent millennia; Rees made an interesting choice to write about them.

March 29, 2009  
Blogger Fred said...

Thanks for the review. I had thought the Samaritans were one of those peoples who had died out centuries ago.

I'm glad to see some works set among the Palestinians now. I've enjoyed Batya Gur's novels which are set in Jerusalem. It would be nice to set several of these next to them on the shelf.

Time to see what's available at the local library, I think.

March 30, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Fred, I think may people probably assume the Samaritans died out long ago. That, and their equivocal position among Israelis and Palestinians, lends extra interest to Rees' book.

There has been interesting reaction to Rees' work in the Arabic-language press.

March 30, 2009  

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