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If you like The Da Vinci Code...

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If you're one of the many people who fell in love with The Da Vinci Code, try one of these:

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (BRO)

A religion professor investigates the murder of a world-famous physicist, whose death raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuriesof silence.

Book of Q by Jonathan Rabb (RAB)

A modern-day priest uncovers a sixth-century conspiracy that threatens to reawaken in the present.

Codex by Lev Grossman (GRO)

An investment banker, while organizing a rare book collection for a client, realizes a medieval codex that parallels a computer game's virtual reality game may be hidden among the volumes.

The Confessor by Daniel Silva (SIL)

In the wake of the assassination of a Munich writer, a Mossad agent and Vatican priest embark on dangerous journeys that reveal long-buried secrets affecting the fates of millions of people.

Daughter of God by Lewis Perdue (MYS PER)

Evidence of a female messiah executed by the Church in the fourth century has been stolen from its safe hiding place in the Vatican.

The Eight by Katherine Neville (NEV)

During the French Revolution a young novice risks her life to keep a jeweled chess set given to Charlemagne; in the 20th century a computer expert and a chess master try to solve its mystery.

Eyes of the Virgin by Thomas F. Monteleone (MON)

When she is wrongfully accused of murder, an American computer programmer stumbles on an international battle for control over a piece of stained glass that possesses supernatural powers.

A Finer End by Deborah Crombie (MYS CRO)

Scotland Yard investigators must penetrate the perils surrounding an ancient Abbey linked to Druid magic and a missing 11th century relic.

The Gemini Contenders by Robert Ludlum (LUD)

Twin brothers, one weak, the other strong, search separately for the small Greek monastery vault and its priceless ancient documents.

The Gospel of Judas by Simon Mawer (MAW)

While examining the secrets of the supposed "Gospel of Judas" a priest commissioned to study the controversial ancient scroll struggles with his own beliefs and vows.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (KOS)

Discovering a medieval book and a cache of letters,an American girl becomes the latest historian, including her late father, to investigate the truth behind the Dracula legend.

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon by Richard Zimler (MYS ZIM)

As the Inquisition rages a young Jewish manuscript illuminator pretending to be Christian searches for the murderer of his uncle.

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (ECO)

In 1327 Brother William, visiting a Clunic abbey in Italy, solves a murder involving the last remaining copy of Aristotle's writings on comedy.

The Prophetess by Barbara Wood (WOO)

Archaeologist Catherine Alexander discovers six ancient papyrus scrolls that reveal a hidden history of the world's religions, but a seventh scroll, containing unimaginable power, is missing.

The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason (MYS CAL)

After a fellow researcher is killed, two others realize the diary they obtain may hold the key to deciphering an ancient text contains a dangerous secret.

The Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga (HEL)

While helping to save Florence's treasures after the 1966 Arno River flood, a young book conservator discovers a rare manuscript of erotica in a convent. The mother superior wants to sell it to raise money for the convent's library.

The Story of B by Daniel Quinn (QUI)

A Laurentians priest penetrates the inner circle of an itinerant preacher with unusual power.