Synopses & Reviews
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.
"[The Murder of King Tut] effectively portrays the exotic ancient world, including colorful insights into Tut's brief reign."--Bookpage
"With the novelist's speculative 'what if . . . ?' and the researcher's historical legwork, using X-rays, forensic clues, and previous period research, Patterson and Dugard try to prove that King Tutankhamen was murdered... The bottom line: The storytelling works..."--Audiofile
"Different from the Alex Cross series and other Patterson novels, this novel crosses the border into fascinating, historical - and true. Patterson's passion wins the reader over early on, and I wanted more when I finished the book."--TheReviewBroads.com
"...a fast paced, plausible murder mystery."--Monsters and Critics
"I was up late, too late, as I couldn't bear to put it down until the end...a top-notch thriller of magnificent proportions!"--MindingSpot.blogspot.com
Since 1922, when Howard Carter discovered Tut's 3,000-year-old tomb, most Egyptologists have presumed that the young king died of disease, or perhaps an accident, such as a chariot fall.
But what if his fate was actually much more sinister?
Now, in THE MURDER OF TUT, James Patterson and Martin Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king. They comb through the evidence--X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues--and scavenge for overlooked data to piece together the details of his life and death. The result is a true crime tale of intrigue, betrayal, and usurpation that presents a compelling case that King Tut's death was anything but natural.
Most Egyptologists have presumed that the young King Tutankhamun died of disease, or perhaps an accident. But what if his fate was actually much more sinister? Patterson and Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what really happened to the boy-king.
Patterson and Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king Tut by examining X-rays, tomb discoverer Howard Carter's files, forensic clues, and overlooked data to piece together a true-crime tale of intrigue, betrayal, and usurpation.
Patterson and Dugard dig through stacks of evidence--X-rays, 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.
About the Author
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.