Good news for fans of Scandinavian crime fiction: the Millennium series will continue. Swedish publisher Norstedts has announced that the saga that began with Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will continue on for at least two more books, both of which will be penned by Swedish author David Lagercrantz (pictured below).
Fans will have to wait a little while to get their hands on the new stories: the first of the two novels isn’t scheduled to be released until 2017. The second has a tentative release date of 2019.
Stieg Larsson, the original author of the Millennium series, passed away before being able to complete the saga. Lagercrantz, a respected Swedish author, was chosen by Larsson’s family and publisher to continue the series – though they did so over the objections of Larsson’s longtime partner Eva Gabrielsson.
The first Millennium series book by Lagercrantz, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, was released earlier this year to mixed but general positive critical reaction. In a statement, Lagercrantz said that he had so much fun writing The Girl in the Spider’s Web that he felt he had to come back – and he hints that the next book will be a great one. “I think I have a really good story,” he explains.
Main image: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Stephen Lovely, writer