If You Like Dan Brown Why Not Try These
Love Dan Brown but can’t seem to find anything similar? Why not try some of the books listed below
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Young Adult Fiction, BAR)
Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he'll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist. Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done and he knows exactly who. Together, they just might be unstoppable - if they don't kill each other first.
Subjects: heist, revenge, relationships
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Young Adult Fiction, CLI)
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.
Subjects: puzzles, virtual reality, pop culture
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (Young Adult Fiction, CAI)
The Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.
Subjects: conspiracy, alternate history, friendship
The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell (Adult Fiction, CAL)
2004. A mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered. The same night, a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex Andreou, a Greek Catholic priest who lives inside the Vatican with his five-year-old son. When the papal police fail to identify a suspect in either crime, Father Alex, desperate to keep his family safe, undertakes his own investigation.
Subjects: murder, Catholic Church, relics
The Six Sacred Stones by Matthew Reilly (Adult Fiction, REI)
A mysterious ceremony at a hidden location has unlocked a catastrophic countdown to world annihilation. Now, to save the world, supersoldier Jack West Jr and his loyal team of adventurers must find and rebuild a legendary device known as 'the Machine'.
Subjects: antiquities, end of the world, riddles
Freebooter by Tim Severin (Adult Fiction, SEV)
Hector Lynch, wanted for piracy, has come to St Mary's Island, on his search for the elusive Libertalia - a settlement where it is said that all are allowed to live freely.
Captain Henry Avery is sailing north in search of a huge haul of gold. Avery requires a navigator, and persuades Hector and his friends to join the voyage, with the promise that they should be free to leave if they come across the fabled Libertalia on their travels.
Soon, Hector finds himself caught up in one of the most deadly plunders in history.
Subjects: pirates, treasure hunt, utopia
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (Young Adult Fiction, RIO)
Magnus has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met, a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.
To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
Subjects: monsters, quest, mythology
The Bishop’s Pawn by Steve Berry (Adult Fiction Rental, BER)
History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr. ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case. Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.
Subjects: conspiracy, politics. Alternate history
Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman (Young Adult Fiction, PUL)
In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.
Subjects: kidnapping, conspiracy, fantasy
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (Adult Fiction, OMA)
"The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her.
Subjects: secret societies, memory, supernatural
The Demon Crown by James Rollins (Adult Fiction Rental, ROL)
To save mankind's future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil's bargain as they join forces with their most hated enemy to stop an ancient threat
Subjects: mystery, scientists, military
American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Adult Fiction Paperback, GAI)
A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.
Subjects: supernatural, ex-convicts, road trip
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (Adult Fiction Rental, TUR)
Evelyn, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden, one of the guests at the party, can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath.
Subjects: murder, mystery, time travel
Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier (Young Adult Fiction, LUC)
18 years ago two princes of the island kingdom of St. John del Mar were kidnapped and murdered, a deadly plot by the rival kingdom of Mondrago. Everyone knows the story, but for Elias, Mercedes, and Ulises, the aftermath of that tragic day is deeply personal. Now, the three friends just want to move on with their lives. But when two maps surface, each with the same hidden riddle, troubling questions arise.
Subjects: missing children, puzzles, secrets
Ink, Iron and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare (Young Adult Fiction, CLA)
A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother, a noted scriptologist. But when her home is attacked and her mother kidnapped, Elsa is forced to cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her.
Subjects: secret societies, kidnapping, magic