The Murder of King Tut
A secret buried for centuriesThrust 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,... show more
A secret buried for centuriesThrust 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 mysteryEnchanted 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 murderNow, 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.
Publish date: September 28th 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 332
Edition language: English
, True Crime
James Patterson gives an interesting look into the life of King Tut, the possible ways that he died, and the people around him.Great read, I loved this one! I whipped through this one in a day!
Three stories wrapped into one. One story takes place during the time of King Tut. This is a good story. Next is a story of the man that found King Tut's tomb. This is also a good story. Then there's the story about how James Patterson did his research and talked his agent into letting him writ...
Quite possibly the worst book on Ancient Egypt that I have ever read. I wasn't happy with it at all, what with the cheap, sleazy tone of the plot, the constant jumping about, and the shoddy research (especially when the author mentions how meticulous he is with it!) -- HAH! Don't bother with this on...
Mr. Patterson is a machine at cranking out books and quite often I just glance at the titles and walk by. The title of this one did catch my interest. The book was an entertaining read (no one ever said Mr. Patterson couldn’t write) but I am in a quandary as how to classify this book. Fiction? N...
togs.The Amarna Years scholars will be sent reeling under this 'pick up the ball and run' recap. If you can shut your eyes to gaping liberties and suspend your scholastic knowledge then it's a good romp.Giovanni Battista Belzoni was to archaeology as Patterson is to subtlety.Theban Mapping Project -...