The Murder of Cleopatra by Pat Brown
History's Greatest Cold Case

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A world-renowned criminal profiler takes a fascinating look at one of the most tragic mysteries in history.

For more than two thousand years, the great pharaoh Cleopatra VII has been portrayed as a failed monarch. Various ancient sources state that she desperately ended her life with the bite of an asp, as her nemesis - the Roman general Octavian, later known as Augustus, the first Roman emperor - stormed Alexandria. Now, a completely unique interpretation of history is brought to light by world-renowned criminal profiler Pat Brown in her new myth-busting book, The Murder of Cleopatra.

As host and profiler of The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra (Discovery 2005), Brown challenged the long-enduring myth that Cleopatra died via snakebite and that she committed suicide to avoid further humiliation. Using the techniques and methodology of investigative criminal profiling and crime reconstruction, The Murder of Cleopatra takes up where the Discovery Channel documentary left off. Brown's findings, borne of scientific method, rigorous inquiry, and deductive reasoning, will be revealed against a historical backdrop of mystery, drama, politics, danger, and romantic intrigue.

The result: a thought-provoking analysis of the amazing woman Cleopatra truly was, a fascinating account of the queen's final desperate attempt to escape Egypt with her ships and treasure, and the brutal homicide that ended her life as the last Egyptian pharaoh.

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About Pat Brown

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Pat Brown can be seen on Court T.V.'s new crime series, I, Detective. She became an Investigative Criminal Profiler after her local police proved ineffective in investigating a murder suspect to which she unknowingly rented a room. As CEO of S.H.E., Brown has dedicated her time to helping the victims of serial killers and their families. She lives in Maryland and Minnesota.
Published February 19, 2013 by Prometheus Books. 274 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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A compelling if misguided investigation into the demise of Cleopatra, this book attempts to disprove the fabled story of her suicide by snakebite while hypothesizing a very different cause of death. P

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Open Letters Monthly

Look boys, she tells them, distractedly, gripping the wheel and peering through the storm, “I won’t be involved unless I can determine there is a legitimate reason to doubt that Cleopatra didn’t die by snake or didn’t commit suicide.

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In her critically acclaimed TV documentary, "The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra", author Pat Brown challenged the long held myth that Cleopatra committed suicide to avoid humiliation.

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Monsters and Critics

Various ancient sources state she tried to end her own life while her nemesis - the Roman General Octavian, later known as August, the first Roman emperor - stormed Alexandria.

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