Born in 1964, Daniel ‘Dan’ Brown graduated from Philips Exeter Academy and Amherst College only to become the king of thriller novels. Dan’s books are published in 57 languages around the world and focus on treasure hunts set in a 24-hour period.
Dan was also named one of the ‘100 Most Influential People In The World’ by Times Magazine in 2005. He is best known for setting his books against religious backdrops and using the likes of Da Vinci and Dante as a canvas to tell his story. Read on to find out what our top picks of Dan Brown books are.
Best Selling Dan Brown Books – Price & Rating 2019 (Updated)
|Dan Brown Books
|The Da Vinci Code
|Angels And Demons
|The Lost Symbol
1. The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code is a mystery thriller that focuses on Robert Langdon, a professor of Symbology who is implicated in the murder of the Louvre Museum curator. Together with the help of a French cryptographer, Sophie Neveu, Robert escapes and embarks on a journey to find the real killer. The book also explores alternative religious history and is described as gripping according to various critics. The Da Vinci Code was later converted into a multi-million Hollywood movie featuring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon.
Year Of Publication: 2003
Number Of Copies Sold: Approximately 80 million copies
Awards: Indies Choice Book Award For Adult Fiction
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2. Angels And Demons
Angels and Demons is a plot set in Rome and the Vatican where a celebrated scientist is murdered. Robert Langdon discovers the resurgence of an ancient brotherhood called Illuminati. He joins hands with an Italian scientist, Vittoria Vetra to follow a 400-year old trail of ancient symbols to prevent the deadly setup of Illuminati against the Catholic Church and its preaching. The mystery-thriller novel was also adapted as a Tom Hanks-starrer Hollywood movie in 2009.
Year Of Publication: 2000
Number Of Copies Sold: Approximately 60.5 million copies sold as of 2006
Awards: Page Turner Awards
3. Deception Point
Regarded as an excellent techno-thriller, Deception Point is a plot based on political conspiracy. The story revolves around the discovery of meteorite found in the Arctic Circle that may provide proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life. Dan unfolds various scientific and military details in his novel to offer more to his readers than they would expect.
Year Of Publication: 2001
Number Of Copies Sold: Approximately 81 million copies sold as of 2009
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The fourth book in Dan’s Robert Langdon series, Inferno is a mystery thriller wherein the professor wakes up in an Italian hospital with no recollection of the past 36 hours. He is also unable to explain the origin of a macabre object found hidden in his belongings. Langdon along with a young doctor, Sienna Brooks is propelled to chase across the city of Florence to save the world from a terrifying threat. Inferno is regarded as Dan’s most compelling and thought-provoking novel yet. It was also adapted as a film by Sony Pictures in 2016.
Year Of Publication: 2013
Number Of Copies Sold: More than 6 million copies worldwide till date
Awards: Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller
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5. The Lost Symbol
Another feather in the Langdon series is The Lost Symbol. This fiction revolves around Robert Langdon trying to solve the mystery behind the disappearance of his mentor, Peter Solomon. On an unexpected lecture at the US Capitol Building in Washington DC, Langdon finds a disturbing object artfully encoded with symbols. The only way he can save his friend and mentor’s life is to take on a breathless chase through the dark history of the mythical world.
Year Of Publication: 2010
Number Of Copies Sold: More than 30 million copies as of 2013
Awards: Number one of the ‘New York Times Best Seller’ list for hardcore fiction