Explore The Da Vinci Code

Explore The Da Vinci Code

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The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra

Sent to oversee the completion of Da Vinci's "The Last Supper," Dominican inquisitor Fray Agustin Leyre investigates the artist's omission of key elements and use of symbolic imagery, which suggest that there is a coded message in the painting.

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The Last Secret Of The Temple by Paul Sussman

A Da Vinci Code-style thriller with a different setting. Joining forces with tough Israeli cop Arieh Ben-Roi, Egyptian detective Inspector Yusuf Khalifa investigates the discovery of the body of a Westerner at an isolated archaeological site, a death he connects with a murdered Israeli, following a trail that leads him to an enigma dating back to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., one with the power to disrupt the Middle East.

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The Geographer's Library by Jon Fasman

Nine hundred years after a twelfth-century Sicilian burglar steals artifacts that possess the secret to eternal life and scatters them throughout the world, a Connecticut reporter finds evidence that someone is collecting the artifacts again. This thriller moves back and forth in time and between Connecticut and Sicily.

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The Forgery Of Venus by Michael Gruber

Having inherited his father's considerable artistic talents, but unable to find buyers for his works, Chaz Wilmot accepts a commission to restore an antique fresco in a European castle, a job that brings unexpected success and a sinister offer. This psychological thriller explores the nature of creativity.

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Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft Of Mona Lisa by R. A. Scotti 759.5 S43v

Part love story, part mystery, Vanished Smile reopens the case of the most audacious and perplexing art theft ever committed--the theft of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" from the Paris Louvre on August 21, 1911.

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The Third Translation by Matt Bondurant

When Walter Rothschild, an American Egyptologist, is entrusted by the British Museum with the task of deciphering the real-life mystery of the Stela of Paser, an ancient funerary stone, he finds himself stepping into a world of conspiracy, cults, and danger.

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Lethal Legacy by Linda A. Fairstein

Assistant district attorney Alex Cooper and her crew are drawn into the treasures of the great New York Public Library after a librarian disappears and a woman's corpse turns up in the missing librarian's abandoned apartment.

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The Garden Of Evil by David Hewson

The discovery of two corpses next to an unknown Caravaggio masterpiece in an art studio in Rome sends Detective Nic Costa on a quest to uncover the truth about a modern-day crime and a centuries-old secret concealed in the painting. This is the sixth in the series.

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The Book Of Names by Jill Gregory

Discovering an ancient text that reveals for every generation thirty-six secret individuals whose lives affect the fate of the world, professor David Shepherd is horrified to learn that all but three of the current generation's Hidden Ones have met unnatural deaths that sparked brutal wars and terror attacks.

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The Gardner Heist: A True Story Of The World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser 364.162 B74g

Documents the unsolved theft of twelve masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, tracing the research of the late art detective Harold Smith while recounting the author's own forays into the art underworld.

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The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte

When a young art expert discovers a murder hidden in a valuable fifteenth-century Flemish painting, she must overcome some unscrupulous twentieth-century characters to uncover the identity of the killer. This intelligent thriller is not as fast-paced as The Da Vinci Code, but it’s just as suspenseful.

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The Agony And The Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel Of Michelangelo by Irving Stone

Get lost in Renaissance Italy as young Michelangelo discovers his talent, is cajoled by Church leaders into painting the Sistine Chapel, and struggles to free form from marble. Although it’s not as action-oriented as The Da Vinci Code, this story is so absorbing you’ll breeze through it. And it’s a movie with Charlton Heston as Michelangelo!

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The Lady And The Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier

While it’s not a breakneck adventure, this book uses fact and fiction to delve deep into the creation of the remarkable Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, woven at the end of the fifteenth century, which today hang in the Cluny Museum in Paris. If you want more historical art fiction, try the author’s Girl with the Pearl Earring, about Vermeer’s famous painting.