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Quercus to publish new title in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series

Quercus Publishing has announced it will publish a fourth instalment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series.

The London- and New York”“based publisher acquired world English-language rights from Swedish publisher Norstedts Förlag and Larsson’s estate. The untitled novel, to be written by Swedish author David Lagercrantz and published under the MacLehose Press imprint, will appear August 2015, on the 10th anniversary of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

In a press release, publisher Christopher MacLehose says:

In one sense the chance to publish a new novel in the Millennium series merely underlines the sorrow of every one of his readers that Stieg Larsson could not have gone  on to complete his planned ten-book oeuvre. But ““ and it is now almost a new and certainly fabled genre ““ the sequel by another hand has been long anticipated and David Lagercrantz will keep a very great storyteller’s flame alive.

Lisbeth Salander isn’t the only character to be revived recently. This fall, William Boyd’s new James Bond novel was published, nearly 50 years after the death of 007 creator Ian Fleming. It was also announced that next September HarperCollins imprint William Morrow will publish a new Hercule Poirot novel written by Sophie Hannah and authorized by Agatha Christie’s estate.