Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Giveaway: The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson



I have always been fascinated with Ancient Egypt, so when I saw this book at BEA in May, I immediately wanted to get my hands on it! It is out this month and Hachette has provided five copies for this giveaway. Here's the synopsis from the author's website:

Master of suspense James Patterson reopens the ultimate cold case—the unsolved death of King Tut.

A secret buried for centuries: Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut was challenged from the first days of his reign. The veil of prosperity could not hide the bitter rivalries and jealousy that flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisers. Less than a decade after his elevation, King Tut suddenly perished, and in the years and centuries that followed, his name was purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy.

The keys to an unsolved mystery: Intrigued by what little was known about Tut, 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 discovered 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 have five copies to give away, courtesy of Hachette. To enter, just leave me a comment here that includes your email address. The winners will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes). Enter thru midnight eastern on September 24. Below are some ways for you to earn extra entries. Please leave ONE comment for each thing you choose to do. You can combine your comments together if you like but please do not leave multiple comments for the same extra thing (for example, one comment if you fave at Technorati or subscribe via Feedburner, not three). Thank you for visiting and entering!!

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90 comments:

scottsgal said...

Patterson is my fave author - I'd love this

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Barb said...

I am completely fascinated by King Tut's death and the mystery surrounding it. I would love to read this book to see how Patterson deals with the many rumors of how he died.

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Riva said...

King Tut's murder in the hands of James Patterson - how wonderful! Please enter me.

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chey said...

This book sounds great!

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elnice said...

This sounds really exciting. I love all things Egyptian, I am adding this one to my wish list.

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Jen - Devourer of Books said...

I don't read a lot of Patterson, but I do enjoy Suspense occasionally, and this one sounds right up my alley.

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Susie Sharp Librarian said...

Do you ever wonder if James Patterson really writes all the books that his name is on?Sometimes I think that the ones "co-written" are actually written by that other person.That being said this one does sound interesting.


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Please enter me.

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Thanks for this great giveaway. I would enjoy this fascinating book which sounds intriguing. I subscribe. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

Patterson is one of my favourite authors so this I am keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance!

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This sounds like an interesting book.

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Kate said...

This book looks amazing. I love King Tut.

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Jessica said...

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Heidi V said...

Sounds like a good read!

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Kaye said...

Ooh, I 'd really like to read this one. What is it about ancient Egypt that is so fascinating?

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I'd love to win this!

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Beth said...

This looks like it would be a great book to read.
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pussreboots said...

I'm following you on twitter, I've tweeted the giveaway and I already subscribe to your feed. I have been fascinated by Tutankhamen since I was in high school. I would LOVE to read the book.

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Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog and would love to be entered in you draw. Thanks.
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Kat Bryan said...

Egypt has always seemed full of mystery so this should be a good story.

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Linda said...

This sounds very interesting. I've read other Patterson novels, and recently read Nefertiti and am fascinated by this era.

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carolsnotebook said...

King Tut is just fascinating. I'd love to be entered.

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Anonymous said...

need a good Fall read..thx for the contest..
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Sounds facinating.

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Nicole said...

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mariag said...

I love reading about Ancient Egypt. Please enter me to win.
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Cherie J said...

Sounds great! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

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I am a follower.

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Bcteagirl said...

I love learning about ancient egypt... would love a chance to read this!

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The Giveaway Diva said...

omg i love patterson books!!! =)

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I have been interested in King Tut since I was a child. Please include me in the giveaway.

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Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I'd love to read this - didn't know he did non-fiction till I saw this!

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SusanB said...

This book is going close to the top of my reading list. Can't wait to read it.

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MUM said...

This sounds so very intriguing. I'd love to win this.

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I subscribe with google reader also.
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Jen - Devourer of Books said...

Hey, I replied to your email, let me know if it doesn't come through

clenna said...

I'm mesmerized by King Tut and his untold story. This book is one my wish list.

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