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Alexander The Great

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MURDER IN BABYLON is a real-life historical detective story: a true tale of murder and mystery that has remained untold for over two thousand years. Recreating the scene of the crime to reveal eight suspects, each with the motive and opportunity to have assassinated the king. Graham Phillips uncovers a maze of intrigue, power-play and romantic tragedy that led inevitably towards Alexander's death. Ultimately, in a dramatic twist in the tale, the murderer is finally unveiled.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 226 x 28mm | 439.99g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Reprint
  • 0753510081
  • 9780753510087
  • 1,473,607

About Graham Phillips

Graham Phillips has been one of Britain's best-selling authors of historical mysteries for over twenty years. He has published eleven books in this area, including the highly acclaimed Act of God (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1998) and The Moses Legacy (Sidgwick & Jackson, 2002)show more

Review quote

"'RACY AND ENTERTAINING... NEVER LESS THAN PAGE-TURNING' SUNDAY TIMES 'The disclosure will intrigue followers of a historical whodunnit which has fascinated scholars down the ages' Independent"show more

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RUGGEDLY HANDSOME WITH LONG, FLOWING HAIR, ALEXANDER WAS FORMIDABLE WARRIOR, A HARDENED DRINKER AND CLAIMED TO BE THE SON OF GOD. SO WHO KILLED HIM? MURDER IN BABYLON is a real-life historical detective story: a true tale of murder and mystery that has remained untold for over two thousand years. Alexander the Great created empire the world had ever known. On 11June 323 BC, in the ancient city of Babylon, at the very height of his power, he died suddenly of a mysterious illness at the age of 33. For centuries scholars have debated what really killed history's most successful soldier. Ancient sources record every detail of Alexander's strange and shocking demise - but the cause of death has never been established. Now, with the help of the Los Angeles Police Department and scientists at the University of Southern California. Graham Phillips reveals compelling forensic evidence that Alexander the Great was actually poisoned by a member of his court. Recreating the scene of the crime to reveal eight suspects, each with the motive and opportunity to have assassinated the king. Graham Phillips uncovers a maze of intrigue, power-play and romantic tragedy that led inevitably towards Alexander's death. Ultimately, in a dramatic twist in the tale, the murderer is finally unveiled.show more

Review Text

"The disclosure will intrigue followers of a historical whodunnit which has fascinated scholars down the ages."show more

Rating details

58 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 29% (17)
4 31% (18)
3 24% (14)
2 7% (4)
1 9% (5)
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