Dan Brown Announces New Robert Langdon Book

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Mystery lovers are in luck: a new Dan Brown novel will hit book shelves and e-readers around the country in May.

The best-selling author announced his next Robert Langdon novel today, revealing that it will be titled "Inferno" and will be influenced by Dante's classic by the same name.

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The Da Vinci Code scribe said "Inferno" will be set in Italy and will feature Langdon - portrayed on the big screen by Tom Hanks - drawn into "a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces."

"Although I studied Dante's Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world," Brown said, adding:

"With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm…a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways."

Both The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons have been made into movies, with The Lost Symbol currently in development.