Tue, 16 October 2012
Award-winning crime writer Matt Rees is the author of A NAME IN BLOOD, a stunning historical crime novel about the mysterious end of the great Italian artist Caravaggio. He offers an introduction to the book through this short story. In "Lazarus's Brush" Caravaggio flees the men who seek to kill him and arrives in Sicily. He's commissioned to paint the raising of Lazarus. The result teaches him about his fears of the violence that stalks him -- but more than that it represents a profound change in his artistic technique, inspiring him as an artist in the face of desperate circumstances. Matt Rees's crime novels have won a CWA Dagger and are published in 24 languages.