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Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller
Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller | James Patterson, Martin Dugard
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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.
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RamsFan1963
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Mehso-so

Meh. This just confirms my belief that Patterson is, at best, a very mediocre overrated writer. He tries to juggle too many plots here. Had he written about Tut's life, Carter's excavations, or his own efforts to solve the "murder" only, it would have been more interesting. Instead we get three plotlines that barely scratch the surface. 2 ?? 1/2

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benchley1
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1. Going to the king tut exhibit at the science center. Woohoo
2. 24 but I'll get at least two more sweet valley high books done today
3. Winter, I hate heat, and all summer activities. Very much an indoor kid
4. Either tori Amos or pink martini...
@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

howjessreads I‘m just gonna tag #friyayintro to make sure other people see this! I bet Pink Martini was awesome! 1y
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Reita325
The Murder of King Tut | James Patterson, Martin Dugard
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The only mystery to me is why Patterson is a popular author. He‘s a hack.

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Laura317
The Murder of King Tut | James Patterson, Martin Dugard
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Mehso-so

I know Patterson is a prolific writer and is loved by many, but this book was just okay. I had hoped for more. A decent, but not great, middle school book.

riversong153 He's not writing as much as he is co-writing these days in my opinion. I see so many James Patterson and (insert author here) these days, I think he's just raking in bucks off of his name more than his actual writing. 2y
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Laura317
The Murder of King Tut | James Patterson, Martin Dugard
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So one book down on my Kindle #tbrbingo card. Going with this book on my regular #tbrbingo card.

Cinfhen Good job! One week in and I've read NOTHING 🙄 2y
Jinjer I'm still trying to finish my current book before I can start on my first bingo book.😂 2y
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Laura317 @Cinfhen @Jinjer Thanks! Start reading so we can buy all the books!!! 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa The Reason I Jump is a very good and quick read. I know you'll like that one. 2y
Laura317 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I got it because I wanted a better understanding of my nephew. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Laura317 Then it will most likely mean even more to you. 2y
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BillAicher
The Murder of King Tut | James Patterson, Martin Dugard
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This is pretty horrible. I like the bits of history, but making it into some sort of thriller narrative is just plain dumb.

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PurpleyPumpkin
The Murder of King Tut | James Patterson, Martin Dugard
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Crowlows
The Murder of King Tut | James Patterson, Martin Dugard
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Mehso-so

It was entertaining but not a thought piece and certainly not a cornerstone of the literature surrounding this era. Read it for what it is...a James Patterson murder mystery.

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kizzykim
The Murder of King Tut | James Patterson, Martin Dugard
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Mehso-so

I found the narrative good, but I have a problem with this book being marketed as "non-fiction," when it more closely resembles historical fiction. There's more historical accuracy on King Tut's Wikipedia page than in this book. The author also inserts himself into the story, which I find bizarre.

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kizzykim
The Murder of King Tut | James Patterson, Martin Dugard
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Mostly a comprehensive bio of Howard Carter, with excerpts from Ancient Egypt. 30% in. Very good so far.