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NEW YORK, Nov 4, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code" has dropped off The New York Times best-seller list for the first time in two years, it was reported Friday.
"The Da Vinci Code" came in at No. 16 last week in the statistically weighted survey of almost 4,000 bookstores and wholesalers, the Times reported.
That means the book -- ranked No. 12 in this Sunday's list -- will not appear among the 15 top-selling books in the Nov. 13 Times Book Review.
The Times attributed the drop off to the release of new books by Patricia Cornwell, Danielle Steel and Nicholas Sparks.
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