‘Da Vinci Code’ publisher drops fight to stop book

Bob Cox writes

Random House Inc. yesterday said it intended to drop its demands that a Nashville publisher retitle an upcoming critique of the best-selling mystery novel, The Da Vinci Code.

Thomas Nelson Inc. is preparing to distribute a Texas theologian’s analysis of Dan Brown’s mystery novel. But the title of Darrell Bock’s forthcoming book — Breaking the Da Vinci Code — had raised the ire of Random House.