The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson
The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller

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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.
 

About James Patterson

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
 
Published September 4, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 353 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Non-fiction

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Patterson, clever fellow, even manages to work in a plug for himself, quoting Time Magazine’s description: “the man who can’t miss.” On the day I read this book, it was announced that James Patterson has signed a deal with his publisher for 17 new books, and early in this one he reports that in h...

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The story kept jumping between three different time periods, the time of King Tut, the time of Howard Carter, and the present (featuring James Patterson himself).

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Large Print Reviews

James Patterson tells us with some enthusiasm, because this book is important to him, that the volume contains three stories: his own tale of how he wrote his history, the adventure of the eccentric Howard Carter who discovered King Tut's grave, and the life of King Tut and his death.

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The Gospel Coalition

Today it is not unusual to encounter books, labeled as non-fiction, where truth has either been completely fabricated or where speculation, even honest and likely-to-be-true speculation, is passed off as fact.

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The Mystery Site

In The Murder of King Tut – The Plot to Kill the Child King James Patterson and Martin Dugard take on the task of solving perhaps the greatest murder in history.

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Bundaberg Regional Libraries

According to the blurb on the front of this book , this is the ultimate cold case – the murder of ‘King Tut’.

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