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FREE Book Giveaway A NAME IN BLOOD: Win my new Caravaggio novel

My new novel A NAME IN BLOOD is out in the UK this weekend. To introduce it, I’m giving away five copies of the hardcover edition to the winners of this competition. Ten lucky runners up will get a paperback copy of my last novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA. To enter, go to any page on my website and sign up for my newsletter (in the right-hand column, where it says “Newsletter,” enter your email address.) A NAME IN BLOOD is my version of the story of Caravaggio, the great Italian artist. It begins in Italy, 1605. For the ruling Borghese family, Rome is a place of grand palazzos and frescoed cathedrals. For Caravaggio, it is a place of rough bars, knife fights, and grubby whores. Until he is commissioned to paint the Pope…Soon, Caravaggio has gained entry into the Borghese family’s inner circle and become the most celebrated artist in Rome. But when he falls for Lena, a low-born fruit-seller, and paints her into his Madonna series as a simple peasant woman, Italian society is outraged. Discredited as an artist, but unwilling to retract his vision of the woman he loves, Caravaggio is forced into a duel – and murders a well-connected street tough. His powerful patrons can’t protect him from a death sentence. So Caravaggio flees to Malta. His paintings continue to speak of his love for Lena. But before he can return to her, Caravaggio, the most famous artist in Italy, simply disappears… Get the UK edition. Read a sample chapter. Listen to me read a sample chapter.

2 thoughts on “FREE Book Giveaway A NAME IN BLOOD: Win my new Caravaggio novel

  1. Hi Matt
    Have been a huge fan of yours since the publishing of your first book. Just purchased the Mozart book and look forward to enjoying it. I do miss new Palestine books. Loved those characters.
    BTW – My last name is a derivation of the Dutch surname Bloed.
    ~ Norita

  2. I hope my Dutch publisher will keep the “Bloed” in the title, Norita…I appreciate your comment very much. Enjoy the Mozart book…As for Omar Yussef, I don’t have another book in mind for him just now. Though my next novel is set in the Middle East and the one after that will be in Jerusalem!

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