Brown's Next Book
Random House keeps saying that Dan Brown's next book ... which they originally said was due out this year ... is really coming out next year.
Regardles of when it comes out, it will be possible to tell if the next book is actually written by him.
You see, the forensic guys were totally pissed off to have their work insulted and not to have a day in court, that they have been working on their own time doing some very interesting analysis which is headed for scholarly publication.
They have found that -- measured according to a number of metrics including word choice, placement, pacing etc. -- Da Vinci Code is more like Da Vinci Legacy and Daughter of God than it is to Brown's previous books.
Those results are being vetted for peer review as we speak.
Add that to the procedures and analysis on authorship currently accepted in criminal trials (higher stanhdards than civil trials) and the forensic people will be able to determine whether the next Brown book is written by the same person as Code ... or the previous Brown books.