Almost as famous for the way she died as the way she lived, the legendary pharaoh Cleopatra VII continues to fascinate the world over 2000 years after her relatively brief and tumultuous existence.
In Pat Brown’s new book The Murder of Cleopatra: History’s Greatest Cold Case the author and criminal profiler, goes beyond the myth to examine both Cleopatra’s life and death, revealing surprising evidence along the way.
Reminiscent of her acclaimed television documentary The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra, in which the author challenged the history book tale that “Cleopatra committed suicide to avoid humiliation”, Brown employs modern investigative criminal profiling and crime reconstruction to explore the possibilities of how one of the world’s most iconic rulers met her fate.
Traveling beyond the popular image of Egypt’s last pharaoh as a wanton seductress, Brown’s analysis of Cleopatra’s life, which was filled with drama, romance, politics and danger, reveals just how remarkable a woman the Egyptian queen really was.
The thrilling story of Cleopatra’s attempt to escape Egypt and her brutal murder are recounted in the pages of this surprising and thought-provoking, book. The Murder of Cleopatra: History’s Greatest Cold Case reminds one very much of a mystery novel, except for the fact that it is about a real person, which perhaps makes it more interesting.
Pat Brown's other books include: Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers and How to Save Your Daughter's Life: Straight Talk for Parents from America's Top Criminal Profiler.
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