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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1 . Really enjoyed this book!
Posted November 12, 2009 by Laura , HonoluluEven though a lot of the information in this book is widely known, the best part is the way Patterson parallels the days of King Tut with the days of the dig for King Tut. Truely amazing to see those timelines side by side....eye-opening!
2 . Interesting
Posted October 08, 2009 by d mcnulty , McMinnville, ORNot your normal James Patterson book, but I thought it was well worth the read. I didn't know a lot about King Tut other than the finding of his tomb, so it was absorbing topic to me. I don't really care why Mr Patterson wrote the book, I would hope he profits from it and it only seems logical to me for an author to write about something which is currently enjoying nationwide interest. Apparently the other reader was bothered by this, I wasn't. Fun to read, well written, I liked it!
3 . inconsequential
Posted October 05, 2009 by John Borg , TorontoThis is an inconsequential piece of work that covers no new ground and which I suspect was written and published to cash in on the new Tutankhamun exhibit now doing the rounds.
Grand Central Publishing
September 26, 2009
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