The Murder of King Tut

The Murder of King Tut

A secret buried for centuries
Thrust onto Egypt’s most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut’s reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace’s veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King’s most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy.

The keys to an unsolved mystery
Enchanted by the ruler’s tragic story and hoping to unlock the answers to the 3,000 year-old mystery, Howard Carter made it his life’s mission to uncover the pharaoh’s hidden tomb. He began his search in 1907, but encountered countless setbacks and dead-ends before he finally, uncovered the long-lost crypt.

The clues point to murder
Now, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence–X-rays, Carter’s files, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages–to arrive at their own account of King Tut’s life and death. The result is an exhilarating true crime tale of intrigue, passion, and betrayal that casts fresh light on the oldest mystery of all.
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Genre: Nonfiction / History / Ancient / Egypt

On Sale: October 12th 2010

Price: $14.99

Page Count: 384

ISBN-13: 9780446539777

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Praise

"[The Murder of King Tut] effectively portrays the exotic ancient world, including colorful insights into Tut's brief reign."—Bookpage
"With the novelist's speculative 'what if . . . ?' and the researcher's historical legwork, using X-rays, forensic clues, and previous period research, Patterson and Dugard try to prove that King Tutankhamen was murdered... The bottom line: The storytelling works..."—Audiofile
"Different from the Alex Cross series and other Patterson novels, this novel crosses the border into fascinating, historical - and true. Patterson's passion wins the reader over early on, and I wanted more when I finished the book."—TheReviewBroads.com
"...a fast paced, plausible murder mystery."—Monsters and Critics
"I was up late, too late, as I couldn't bear to put it down until the end...a top-notch thriller of magnificent proportions!"—MindingSpot.blogspot.com