A secret buried for centuriesThrust 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.


I found this book hard to put down. A really unique diversion from James Patterson’s usual storyline.. The authors really did a good research before writing  but when you read , it doesn’t feel like you are reading a textbook or Tut’s biography, instead Patterson’s writing style is reflected well enough (in a good way)… and the storyline is quiet suspenseful. It’s a book mixed with truthfulness of Tut’s life and fiction, but they are not mismatched but compliment each other.

I would certainly recommend this book to everybody whether you are interested in history or historical fiction, both can be benefitted.

Thanks Valerie from Hachette Book Group for this wonderful read.

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