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Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson and Martin Dugard

Book Description

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.

Fine Printings’ Review

For the most part, I am not a fan of non-fiction novels. Not to say that occasionally one stumbles across my desk that has been quite enjoyable, however, I do not go out in search of one to read. This novel has certainly helped change my feelings on the matter, and opened my eyes to the glorious possibility that a real story can certainly hold a reader in its grip, making them wonder, what will happen next?

The story, or at the very least to say, the man called King Tut is not unknown. For almost a century our world has known of this great pharoh, a child king, from over thousands of years ago. Though never has his story been so richly told. Leave it to author James Patterson to make this historical story one into a richly believed one of betrayal, passion and murder.

His novel, The Murder of King Tut—The Plot to Kill the Child King, takes place in three different eras, surrounding the lives of three very different people: Tuthmosis, Howard Carter and James Patterson. The reader is welcomed into a story woven back in 3000 B.C., another in early 1900s, and in Present Day, all three piece together the story, the research, blood and sweat to unearth one of history’s most fascinating stories. Now, was King Tut truly murdered? James Patterson and Martin Dugard really believe so, and after the facts, perhaps they’re right. Though, with history as old as this, who can ever be one hundred percent sure? One thing we can be one hundred percent sure of, however, is that no matter what genre you enjoy, or whether your preference is fiction or non-fiction, this is a book no-one can resist. Once again James Patterson proves to be a force a nature, not only with his fantastic detective fictions, or heartbreaking love stories, but now also in taking real life drama and bringing it to life in modern day writing!