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The Murder of Cleopatra: History's Greatest Cold Case

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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. Professional criminal profiler Brown (Psychopaths) is an experienced crime scene analyst, but CSI: Cairo this is not: her dry tale fails to do justice to the thrilling subject matter. Relying heavily on the writings of Plutarch, a contemporary of the pharaoh, Brown suggests that Cleopatra was imprisoned, beaten, and finally slain by Octavian, the dissembler of ancient Egypt and founder of the Roman Empire. Interspersed with the sequence of events leading up to the ruler's death are jarring anecdotes about Brown's research and travels through the region (unrepresented by a single map), and an attempt in the epilogue to make her new history somehow relevant to the Arab Spring seals the sarcophagus, as it were. Clunky writing further fails to bulwark a revisionist history based on much conjecture. A sad end for a queen of Egypt, indeed, but not one borne out by the facts presented. Photos. Agent: Claire Gerus, Claire Gerus Literary Agency. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Pat Brown (Washington, DC) is the chief executive officer of the Sexual Homicide Exchange (SHE), a nonprofit criminal-profiling and investigative organization offering pro bono services to families and law enforcement to solve cold homicide cases throughout the United States and Canada (www.SHEprofilers.com); the president/consultant of the Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency, which provides crime-scene analysis and behavioral profiling to prosecutors, defense attorneys, and international clients (www.patbrownprofiling.com); and a well-known television crime commentator who is a regular guest on Nancy Grace, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Dr. Drew, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show, and Inside Edition. She is the author of How to Save Your Daughter's Life; The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths; and Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616146504
Author:
Brown, Pat
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.72 in 0.7325 lb

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History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. Professional criminal profiler Brown (Psychopaths) is an experienced crime scene analyst, but CSI: Cairo this is not: her dry tale fails to do justice to the thrilling subject matter. Relying heavily on the writings of Plutarch, a contemporary of the pharaoh, Brown suggests that Cleopatra was imprisoned, beaten, and finally slain by Octavian, the dissembler of ancient Egypt and founder of the Roman Empire. Interspersed with the sequence of events leading up to the ruler's death are jarring anecdotes about Brown's research and travels through the region (unrepresented by a single map), and an attempt in the epilogue to make her new history somehow relevant to the Arab Spring seals the sarcophagus, as it were. Clunky writing further fails to bulwark a revisionist history based on much conjecture. A sad end for a queen of Egypt, indeed, but not one borne out by the facts presented. Photos. Agent: Claire Gerus, Claire Gerus Literary Agency. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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