Matt Rees, author of Mozart’s Last Aria, on tour November 2011

Posted By on September 27, 2011

About Mozart’s Last Aria

• Paperback: 320 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (November 1, 2011)

The news arrives in a letter to his sister, Nannerl, in December 1791. But the message carries more than word of Nannerl’s brother’s demise. Two months earlier, Mozart confided to his wife that his life was rapidly drawing to a close . . . and that he knew he had been poisoned.

In Vienna to pay her final respects, Nannerl soon finds herself ensnared in a web of suspicion and intrigue—as the actions of jealous lovers, sinister creditors, rival composers, and Mozart’s Masonic brothers suggest that dark secrets hastened the genius to his grave. As Nannerl digs deeper into the mystery surrounding her brother’s passing, Mozart’s black fate threatens to overtake her as well.

Transporting readers to the salons and concert halls of eighteenth-century Austria, Mozart’s Last Aria is a magnificent historical mystery that pulls back the curtain on a world of soaring music, burning passion, and powerful secrets.

About Matt Rees

Matt Rees is an award-winning crime novelist and foreign correspondent. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed Omar Yussef crime series, including The Collaborator of Bethlehem. He is also the author of Cain’s Field, a nonfiction account of Israeli and Palestinian society. Matt lives in Jerusalem.

You can Matt at his website,, read his blog, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Matt’s Tour Stops

Thursday, November 3rd: Life In Review

Monday, November 7th: Raging Bibliomania

Tuesday, November 8th: Reviews from the Heart

Wednesday, November 9th: Book Hooked Blog

Tuesday, November 15th: Unabridged Chick

Wednesday, November 16th: The Road to Here

Wednesday, November 23rd: The House of the Seven Tails

Monday, November 28th: Life Is Short. Read Fast.

Wednesday, December 7th: Reading Lark

Thursday, December 8th: Life in the Thumb

Monday, December 12th: That’s What She Read


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