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'Inferno' tops list of Amazon best-sellers in 2013

'Inferno' tops list of Amazon best-sellers in 2013

SEATTLE, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Florence-set mystery "Inferno" by Dan Brown was the best-selling book of 2013, the U.S. online retailer Amazon.com announced.
EL James tops Forbes' top-earning author list

EL James tops Forbes' top-earning author list

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- EL James, the British scribe who wrote "50 Shades of Grey" and its two sequels, topped Forbes magazine's list of the highest-earning authors.
Tom Hanks to star in film based on Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

Tom Hanks to star in film based on Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Actor Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard are reuniting to make "Inferno," their third movie based on a Dan Brown mystery novel, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 22, 2013.
By United Press International

MLB: Miami 5, New York Mets 1

MIAMI, May 31 (UPI) -- Jordan Brown's two-run double finished off a four-run seventh inning Friday that brought Miami a 5-1 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Tampa Bay 10, Miami 6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 27 (UPI) -- Kelly Johnson went 4-for-5 with a pair of three-run homers Monday, powering the Tampa Bay Rays over Miami 10-6 in an interleague game.

MLB: Philadelphia 7, Miami 3

MIAMI, May 21 (UPI) -- Tyler Cloyd hurled seven solid innings and Ryan Howard backed him with three RBI Tuesday in the Philadelphia Phillies' 7-3 win over Miami.

Surge and flooding, not wind, said biggest tropical storm hazards

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 10 (UPI) -- While U.S. coastal residents mostly fear a hurricane's winds, it's storm surge and inland flooding that are the most deadly storm hazards, a meteorologist says.

Appeals court tosses guilty verdict for alleged 11-year-old killer

NEW CASTLE, Pa., May 9 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania boy who was found guilty of killing his father's fiancee and her unborn child may soon be retried, officials said.
Dan Brown's fourth Robert Langdon novel to be published in May

Dan Brown's fourth Robert Langdon novel to be published in May

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. author Dan Brown announced on Facebook and Twitter Tuesday "Inferno," his fourth book in "The Da Vinci Code" series, is to be published in May.
Pre-sale of Rowling book hits 1M copies

Pre-sale of Rowling book hits 1M copies

LONDON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- More than 1 million copies of British author J.K. Rowling's first adult novel "The Casual Vacancy" have been ordered ahead of publication, The Telegraph said.

Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!

Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Man charged in leaf blower attack

MEMPHIS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A Tennessee man is charged with simple assault for allegedly pointing a leaf blower at a woman who complained about debris on her car.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 22, 2012.
By United Press International

Search for Da Vanci work is controversial

FLORENCE, Italy, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. and Italian art historians say they believe a work by Leonardo da Vinci may be hidden behind a Florence palace wall covered by a later 16th-century fresco.
Matt Lauer to interview author Dan Brown

Matt Lauer to interview author Dan Brown

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. novelist Dan Brown has agreed to sit for a rare and exclusive interview with TV's Matt Lauer, NBC said.
Brown's 'Symbol' sells 1M copies in 1 day

Brown's 'Symbol' sells 1M copies in 1 day

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Dan Brown's eagerly awaited novel "The Lost Symbol" sold 1 million copies the day it was released in the United States, England and Canada, its publisher said.

Experts say 'Symbol' heavily sought after

LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The book "The Lost Symbol" by author Dan Brown has become a heavily sought-after novel in Britain and abroad, experts say.

Washington prepares for 'Lost Symbol' fans

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Washington tourism officials are gearing up for visitors expected to look for real-life places depicted in Dan Brown's latest novel, "The Lost Symbol."
SeaWorld to debut new roller coaster

SeaWorld to debut new roller coaster

ORLANDO, Fla., May 20 (UPI) -- SeaWorld officials in Orlando, Fla., say they hope their new Manta roller coaster helps attract visitors to the theme park despite the poor economic climate.
McGregor eyeing role in 'Code' prequel

McGregor eyeing role in 'Code' prequel

HOLLYWOOD, April 26 (UPI) -- Actor Ewan McGregor is in negotiations with a Hollywood studio for a role in the film prequel of "The DaVinci Code," a Web site reported.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Motorcyclist hit in the face by golf ball … 'Da Vinci Code' a boon for chapel … Beijing campaign wants nice cops … 'Erotic' online ad leads to robbery … The world as we know it from UPI.

'Da Vinci Code' a blessing for chapel

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 2 (UPI) -- For a historic Scottish chapel, an appearance in "The Da Vinci Code" book and movie has meant a lot of pennies from heaven.

Howard, Hanks to make 'Da Vinci' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The producers behind "Angels & Demons" are trying to finalize their shooting script before the Oct. 31 expiration of the Writers Guild of America contract.

Music hidden in 'Da Vinci Code' chapel

ROSLIN, Scotland, May 1 (UPI) -- A music teacher and former military code breaker says he has cracked a real secret hidden in the Scottish chapel that appeared in "The Da Vinci Code."
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