The Murder of Cleopatra: History's Greatest Cold Case

The Murder of Cleopatra: History's Greatest Cold Case

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By (author) Pat Brown

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  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Format: Paperback | 270 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 23mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 19 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Amherst
  • ISBN 10: 1616146508
  • ISBN 13: 9781616146504
  • Illustrations note: photographs throughout
  • Sales rank: 1,831,175

Product description

A world-renowned criminal profiler takes a fascinating look at one of the most tragic mysteries in history. For more than two thousand years, the great pharaoh Cleopatra VII has been portrayed as a failed monarch. Various ancient sources state that she desperately ended her life with the bite of an asp, as her nemesis - the Roman general Octavian, later known as Augustus, the first Roman emperor - stormed Alexandria. Now, a completely unique interpretation of history is brought to light by world-renowned criminal profiler Pat Brown in her new myth-busting book, "The Murder of Cleopatra." As host and profiler of "The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra" (Discovery 2005), Brown challenged the long-enduring myth that Cleopatra died via snakebite and that she committed suicide to avoid further humiliation. Using the techniques and methodology of investigative criminal profiling and crime reconstruction, "The Murder of Cleopatra" takes up where the Discovery Channel documentary left off. Brown's findings, borne of scientific method, rigorous inquiry, and deductive reasoning, will be revealed against a historical backdrop of mystery, drama, politics, danger, and romantic intrigue. The result: a thought-provoking analysis of the amazing woman Cleopatra truly was, a fascinating account of the queen's final desperate attempt to escape Egypt with her ships and treasure, and the brutal homicide that ended her life as the last Egyptian pharaoh.

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Pat Brown (Washington, DC) is the chief executive officer of the Sexual Homicide Exchange (SHE), a nonprofit criminal-profiling and investigative organization offering pro bono services to families and law enforcement to solve cold homicide cases throughout the United States and Canada (www.SHEprofilers.com); the president/consultant of the Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency, which provides crime-scene analysis and behavioral profiling to prosecutors, defense attorneys, and international clients (www.patbrownprofiling.com); and a well-known television crime commentator who has been a regular guest on "Nancy Grace," "Jane Velez-Mitchell," "Dr. Drew," the "Today "Show, the "CBS Early Show," "Larry King Live," "The Joy Behar Show," and "Inside Edition." She is the author of "How to Save Your Daughter's Life"; "The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths"; and "Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers."

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By Kim Heimbuch 03 Sep 2013 5

Pat Brown is a force to be reckoned with in the literary world, taking the stories and legends we have all grown up on and putting their accuracy to the test with nothing more than science and a fervent passion to uncover the truth for people like me, who love the old stories but question their validity.
"If Cleopatra was not one to 'beat her breasts,' and there is little evidence that there is any truth in this claim that she was, then one wonders why the story of such damage to her breasts exists. The only plausible explanation is that she was tortured for information."
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