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The Collaborator of Bethlehem by Matt Rees
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Sep 18, 2018 | ISBN 9781616959791

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Praise for The Collaborator of Bethlehem

A Parade Magazine 101 Best Mystery Books of All Time
Winner of the CWA John Creasey Dagger

“Starting with The Collaborator of Bethlehem, Rees set his books against the backdrop of the Palestinian First Intifada for tension, raising comparisons to Graham Greene and John Le Carré. He shows the Palestinians in all their complexity—good, bad, corrupt, kind, and every shade in between. Acclaim and three more books soon followed . . . This captivating quartet that remains his best achievement. So far.”
—Parade Magazine

“All it takes is one good man—a detective, of course—to humanize events that confound understanding . . . An astonishing first novel . . . Setting a mystery in the epicenter of a war zone challenges the genre conventions, but it doesn’t change the rules. In fact, it clarifies the role of the detective as the voice of reason, crying to be heard above the cacophony of gun-barrel politics.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Rees tells this grim story with skill, specificity and richly detailed descriptions of people and places.”
The Washington Post

“Matt Rees has taken a complex world of culture clash and suspicion and placed upon it humanity.”
—David Baldacci

“A beautifully written story. I have walked the streets of Bethlehem with Omar Yussef, smelled the dust and the fear, tasted his food, shared his anger and his hope. His decency is a light in the gloom. I shall not forget him.”
—Anne Perry

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 needed light on the conditions in the Palestinian territories. Matt Rees’s ability to blend the political and the emotional is reminiscent of Graham Greene.”
—David Liss, author of The Day of Atonement

“Omar Yussef has everything I admire in a detective: humility, humanity, a great faith in the power of knowledge and a few bad habits too!”
—Barbara Nadel, author of The Ottoman Cage

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