The release of the latest book from best selling author Dan Brown, Inferno, has seen fans queuing outside the Waterstones flagship Piccadilly branch as it opened early to sell the first signed copies of the book in the UK.
Inferno, set in Florence, revisits Dr Robert Langdon, the main character in previous Brown novels, Angels and Daemons and best seller the Da Vinci Code.
Langdon is an American expert on classical symbols and art and the latest outing sees him tracking clues across Florence linked to Dante's Inferno.
While fans were keen to get their hands on copies of the first book from the best selling author in four years, the reviews have been mixed, praising the thriller's fast pace but quick to condemn the similarities with previous outings.
John Howells from Waterstones, defended the new novel saying, "the books are just readable, these are thrillers. They are great fun to read and if you just take them as that then you'll have a fantastic time."