The Mysterious Death of Tutankhamun by Paul Doherty
Re-Opening the Case of Egypt's Boy-King

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In this illuminating account of the life and death of Tutankhamun, Paul Doherty tells the story of bloody intrigue behind the iconic mask.


More than 3000 years after his death, the entire civilized world is familiar with the face and burial site of one young Egyptian ruler. It is assumed he died of natural causes, a sad but unavoidable fate. But is there a hidden story? Was Tutankhamun secretly assassinated by the powerful cartel that ran the court and the country? What exactly was the role of the powerful first minister, Ay? Could he have murdered his young charge in order to wear the imperial crown himself?
 

About Paul Doherty

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Mystery writer P. C. Doherty was born in Middlesborough, England. He is probably best known for the series which includes Ghostly Murders, A Tournament of Murders, A Tapestry of Murders, and An Ancient Evil. Other works include The Rose Demon, Satan's Fire, and The Devil's Hunt. Doherty also has published under the pen names of Paul Harding (The Nightingale Gallery) and Michael Clynes (The White Rose Murders).
 
Published October 22, 2002 by Carroll & Graf. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After providing an overview of Egyptian dynastic political history and the particular intramural intrigues besetting the House of Tut, Doherty provides a sensible though derivative conclusion: Tut died unexpectedly of a tumor, which may have had something to do with a hereditary disease.

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