Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" releases Sept 1

Almost a full decade since The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo was introduced to readers, she's making her return in the much anticipated and controversial sequel, The Girl in the Spider's Web, the next installment in the late Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy of crime novels, which hit American store shelves yesterday. The book hit European shelves on August 27.
The entire series was published after Larsson's death of a heart attack at age 50 in 2004, after handing the manuscripts to his Swedish publisher. The series is carried on by David Lagercrantz, a former crime reporter from Sweden with the blessing of the Larsson estate and Larsson's Swedish publisher, Norstedts. 
Eva Gabrielsson, Larsson's long-term partner, has voiced criticism against the project. She possesses an unfinished fourth manuscript of the Millennium series, which is not included in the upcoming fourth novel.
Lagercrantz  has made it clear that he plans to keep continuity with the originals — including the series' familiar stars Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Extreme caution was taken to make sure details did not leak, with no early review copies given out. Lagercrantz wrote the book on a computer with no internet connection and personally handed his manuscripts to his publisher.