Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ten top historical thrillers

Matt Rees is an award-winning crime novelist. His series about Palestinian sleuth Omar Yussef won a CWA Dagger. His latest novels are Mozart's Last Aria, a historical thriller about the composer's death, and A Name in Blood, a portrayal of Italian artist Caravaggio and his mysterious disappearance.

One title on Rees's list of ten must-read historical thrillers:
The Coffee Trader. David Liss.

Liss is the premier writer of crime fiction set during the early modern period. Here he takes on the Inquisition and Jewish life in Holland, in a story that revolves around the newly introduced, mind-bending drug known as coffee.
Read about another book on the list.

Visit Matt Beynon Rees' website.

My Book, The Movie: Mozart's Last Aria.

The Page 69 Test: Mozart's Last Aria.

Writers Read: Matt Rees (December 2011).

--Marshal Zeringue