The Murder of King Tut

The Murder of King Tut

The Plot to Kill the Child King : A Nonfiction Thriller

eBook - 2009
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James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence--X-rays, archaeologist Howard Carter's files dealing with the discovery of a long-lost crypt, 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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009.
ISBN: 9780446551205
0446551201
Additional Contributors: Dugard, Martin
Summary: James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence--X-rays, archaeologist Howard Carter's files dealing with the discovery of a long-lost crypt, 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.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 30, 2017

King Tutankhamun's death was very mysterious and there was not an exact reason due to his death. This story leads on to thrilling adventure of different types of possibilities of how he could have died and the evidence/opinion of it. One of the most famous theories which is thought to be the reason why King Tut died is because he got poisoned from an anonymous person on the left side of his cheek. Not only that, but legend has it that King Tutankhamun’s dog died right at the same moment as King Tutankhamun died himself and the dog also had the exact same mark on his left cheek as well.
- @redninam of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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mchelli
Jul 05, 2017

King Tutankhamun death was very mysterious and there was not an exact reason due to his death. This story leads on to thrilling adventure of different types of possibilities of how he could have died and the evidence/opinion of it. One of the most famous theories which is thought of the reason of why King Tut died is because he got poisoned from an anonymous person on the left side of his cheek. Not only that, but legend has it that King Tutankhamun’s dog died right at the same moment as King Tutankhamun died himself and the dog also had the exact same mark on his left cheek as well.

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eaparks
Aug 12, 2016

quick read, maybe good for a summer beach read. Well written novelization of King Tut's life and predecessors' lives and of Howard Carter's story. However, I like footnotes. What's the data that supports this 'non-fiction thriller'? James Patterson says he's done the research, but I'd like to see the evidence presented and evaluated and come to my own conclusions.

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RonNasty64
Feb 29, 2016

Somehow I managed to finish this book. I found some of the story that dealt with King Tut was cringe worthy (e.g. Pharaoh school). There wasn't much of a murder mystery here, but I did find it odd that at the reason for Tut's death differs from the "evidence". The only thing I wanted to read more about was Howard Carter, but in the end, as soon as the tomb is discovered, we skip forward to Carter's death. Also, on a personal note, the signal that there is something wrong with a book, is when the author inserts a chapter (two actually) about themselves.

gruessgott Aug 08, 2012

Some history mixed with fantasy. Patterson should stick to modern murder mysterys.

Shsunon May 31, 2011

The search for the remains of King Tut and the intrigue surrounding his short life! Howard Carter was fairly interesting-too!

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nouanda
Apr 01, 2011

interesting point of view on king tut's death. This book is very easy to read : each chapter contains no more than 3 pages...
the book follows 3 caracters... 1. the author himself and his quest for the truth
2. Howard Carter the egyptologist who found king tut's tomb in 1922 and 3. King Tut himself... this part is pure fantasy of course, but interesting

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mratzel
Dec 21, 2010

Easy to read but reading about his need to write the book was too much.

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crackedback
Jun 22, 2010

This reads like any of Patterson's Fiction books. He uncovers a mystery that has been puzzled over for centuries. It is an informative history book that is also a murder mystery novel. Excellent book!

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