A CONVERSATION WITH
ABOUT HIS BESTSELLERS
Q. With All the bestsellers you have had, you must be rich, right?
A. I only wish. The problem is that my publisher went bankrupt before I saw most of the money.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
– Los Angeles Times
"A very well-written, fast-paced novel of cloak and dagger operations that takes part entirely in Italy with all the local color it deserves."
– West Coast Review of Books
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Read about it in Variety.
2004 BESTSELLER LISTS:
Holy Blood, Holy Grail Authors Preparing to Sue Dan Brown
According to the U.K.-based publication, Publishing News, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln, authors of the 1982 bestseller Holy Blood, Holy Grail, are considering suing Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, for breach of copyright of ideas and research.
"PN understands that the trio is “marshalling its forces” and that any action would take place in Britain."
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Bestselling author's plagiarism cloud
The Daily Australian reports on September 28 that, "LONDON: The author of a thriller that has sold more than 12 million copies is to be sued for plagiarising two books published more than 20 years ago."
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Plagiarism is the Sin du Jour
"Plagiarism has emerged as the scandal spectator sport du jour," writes the September 29 issue of The New York Sun, "with stories of criminal copycatting threatening to elbow Cynthia Nixon's Sapphic leanings out of the press spotlight. Once the cardinal no-no of academia, the act of copying is, well, being copied. Students and dons are playing fast and loose with their papers and books, ripping off other people's ideas and phrases as if the Library of Congress was some all-you-can-eat Szechuan buffet."
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