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David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

“Aim for their weakest point. Be a warrior.”
Lisbeth Salander

The fourth book – and the first to be written by David Lagercrantz – in the Millennium Series, the global publishing phenomenon that has sold a total of 99 million copies to date.

Professor Frans Balder, a leading authority on AI research, is assassinated, with his autistic son August as the only witness. Journalist Mikael Blomkvist and super hacker Lisbeth Salander set out to solve the case with ramifications to both NSA and Russia. The quest soon becomes personal, when Lisbeth understands that her twin sister Camilla is involved.

Salander won’t stop at anything to protect August from harm, even if it means putting her own life on the line.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web was named as one of the year’s best thrillers in 2014 by the magazine Esquire and nominated for the 2016 Petrona Award in the category of Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.

Stieg Larsson’s crime fiction series has left an everlasting mark on publishing history. With The Girl in the Spider’s Web, David Lagercrantz continued and expanded the universe Larsson had created – to the appreciation of Blomkvist and Salander fans all over the world.

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Lagercrantz

David Lagercrantz (b. 1962) saw his breakthrough as a novelist with Fall of Man in Wilmslow, a fictionalised novel about the British mathematician Alan Turing. The biography I am Zlatan, which he co-wrote with international football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was published in 2011. With 500 000 hardcover copies sold in less than two months, it is the fastest…

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Sold to: Albania, Arabic: Arab Culture Centre, Bosnia: BTC Sahinpasic, Brazil: Companhia das Letras, Bulgaria: Colibri, Canada: Penguin Random House, Catalan: Columna, China: Eurasian (complex characters), China: Shanghai 99 (simplified characters), Croatia: Fraktura, Czech Republic: Host, Denmark: Modtryk, Estonia: Varrak, Finland: WSOY, France: Actes Sud, Georgia: Bakur Sulakauri, Germany: Heyne, Greece: Psichogios, Hungary: Animus, Iceland: Bjartur, India: Westland (Hindi, Bengali: , Tamil: , Marathi and Malayalam): , Indonesia: Mizan, Italy: Marsilio, Japan: Hayakawa, Korea: Munhakdongne, Latvia: Zvaigzne, Lithuania: Obuolys, Macedonia: Tri, Mongolia: Monsudar, Netherlands: Signatuur, Norway: Gyldendal, Poland: Czarna Owca, Portugal: Dom Quixote/Leya, Romania: Editura Trei, Russia: Eksmo, Serbia: Carobna Knijga, Slovakia: Ikar, Slovenia: Ucila, Spain: Planeta, Turkey: Pegasus, Vietnam: Women's Publ, Ukraine: Family Leisure Club, UK: Maclehose Press, US: Knopf

“Aim for their weakest point. Be a warrior.”
Lisbeth Salander

The fourth book – and the first to be written by David Lagercrantz – in the Millennium Series, the global publishing phenomenon that has sold a total of 99 million copies to date.

Professor Frans Balder, a leading authority on AI research, is assassinated, with his autistic son August as the only witness. Journalist Mikael Blomkvist and super hacker Lisbeth Salander set out to solve the case with ramifications to both NSA and Russia. The quest soon becomes personal, when Lisbeth understands that her twin sister Camilla is involved.

Salander won’t stop at anything to protect August from harm, even if it means putting her own life on the line.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web was named as one of the year’s best thrillers in 2014 by the magazine Esquire and nominated for the 2016 Petrona Award in the category of Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.

Stieg Larsson’s crime fiction series has left an everlasting mark on publishing history. With The Girl in the Spider’s Web, David Lagercrantz continued and expanded the universe Larsson had created – to the appreciation of Blomkvist and Salander fans all over the world.

Reviews

Lagercrantz has studied the first three parts of the series well

Lagercrantz has studied the first three parts of the series well, and the reader will recognize not only their Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander and the social criticism, but also other essential parts of the story’s DNA.

Dagens Nyheter
Lagercrantz’s real achievement here is the subtle development of Lisbeth’s character; he allows us access to her complex, alienated world but is careful not to remove her mystery and unknowability.
Financial Times (UK)
An excellent thriller/…/elegantly constructed.
Stern (GE)

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