Dan Brown: Master of Mystery

Who is Dan Brown?

If you’re into mystery novels and intellectually provoking fast-paced treasure hunts, then Dan Brown is your guy. With bestsellers like ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Inferno’ under his wing, he is probably one of the best mystery novelists of the world. Also with 3 of his books being adapted into movies, he is living the American Dream. But the reason behind his success is worth discussing.

What makes him special?

Dan Brown’s first book called ‘The Digital Fortress’ was based on computer technologies and the NSA (America). And despite the technicalities of high-end computers and viruses being out of scope for the average joe, he managed to simplify the technical concepts and yet weaved a thrilling page turner.

In his next big hit ‘The Da Vinci Code’, he weaved a story based around Da Vinci’s Art and the life of Jesus Christ. Now most of us don’t know a lot about Da Vinci or Jesus Christ. But when you finish reading the book, you have learnt a lot about the two.

This is one of the specialities of Dan Brown. He can weave a phenomenal story but he also gives you a lot of information in the span of the story. But instead of feeling like a force-feeding of data, Dan Brown’s novels feel like an informative adventure.

Master of Mystery

If you’re a mystery writer and want to learn how to plot a gripping mystery, then all you have to do is pick up any Dan Brown book. But in my opinion, the best mystery plot Dan Brown has ever written is his 2001 book, ‘ Deception Point ‘. It contains multiple well-placed twists and divulges about themes like space travel, marine life, politics and NASA. In short, the book possesses all the elements of a blockbuster

Moreover, those who read Dan Brown feel like they’ve been on an awesome roller coaster ride. Yes, they’re that entertaining. Personally, before I read the Da Vinci Code, I didn’t believe that a lot of information and a great plot went so well together.

P.S – Speaking of blockbusters, why isn’t the Deception Point adapted into a movie yet?


Those of you who expect a book to entertain you and at the same time, teach you – then Dan Brown is the way to go. For those of you who are interested in reading his books, click on the link below – it will take you to Dan Brown’s Amazon page. There all his books are listed with prices.

Dan Brown’s Amazon page



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