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New Release: The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King

516j0MY7daL._SL160_By James Patterson and Martin Dugard
Little, Brown and Company | Hardback  352pgs
Release Date: September 28, 2009

A new true crime story centered on the world’s most famous mummy arrives just in time for Halloween. Best-selling authors Patterson and Dugard pore over piles of forensic evidence, archaeologist files and ancient myths to discover a new theory about the murder of King Tut. The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King – A Nonfiction Thriller is told through three interweaving storylines: the authors’ forensic research, archaeologist Howard Carter’s discovery of Tut’s tomb, and The Boy King’s brief reign in Ancient Egypt.

The insight into the political climate of Tut’s court, and Carter’s lifelong obsession with finding Tut’s tomb will be fascinating to fans of the true crime genre. Though, some have complained that portions of the historical accounts have been too fictionalized to really count as non-fiction. Overall, the historical details, coupled with the modern day forensics and Patterson’s easy writing style, have garnered praise from critics and readers alike.

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