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The Girl in the Spider's Web

David Lagercrantz

17 Reviews

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Millennium Series, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Fiction in translation

Now in B Format! The girl with the dragon tattoo is back with an Australian bestseller!

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time.

Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one.

More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker.

It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters - and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves.

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Praise for The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • Fans of Stieg Larsson's captivating odd couple of modern detective fiction - the genius punk hacker Lisbeth Salander and her sometime partner, the crusading investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist - will not be disappointed . . . Salander and Blomkvist have survived the authorship transition intact and are just as compelling as ever. - New York Times.

  • Lagercrantz has constructed an elegant plot around different concepts of intelligence . . . [his] continuation, while never formulaic, is a cleaner and tighter read than the originals . . . Without ever becoming pastiche, the book is a respectful and affectionate homage to the originals. - Guardian.

  • Rest easy, Lisbet

  • But the good news is that it is a compulsive page-turner with a twisted, socially aware storyline. Salander has also lost none of her surly fascination and emerges once again as a unique contemporary heroine. - Good Reading, Australia

  • No doubt about it, Lagercrantz has done a skilful job. He may even be a better writer (translation permitting) than Larsson. - Sydney Morning Herald

  • 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. Lisbeth Salander remains, in Lagercrantz's hands, the most enigmatic and fascinating anti-heroine in fiction. - Financial Times.

  • 'How many missed Tube stops, how many red-eyed mornings from not being able to put these books down?' Janet Suzman, My Six Best Books, Daily Express.

  • 'A magnificent creation: a feminist avenging angel' Nick Cohen, Observer.

  • 'The most original heroine to emerge in crime fiction for many years' Boyd Tonkin, Independent.

  • A Lara Croft for grown-ups - a female terminator - Guardian

  • PRAISE FOR THE MILLENNIUM SERIES:

  • 'Suddenly the male preserve of Swedish crime fiction seems strangely quaint and middle aged. It has been infiltrated by an exotic new Heroine, part Lara Croft superhero, part disdainful twentysomething' Louise France, Observer.

  • The most original heroine to emerge in crime fiction for many years - Independent

  • An iconic literary heroine - Daily Mail

  • 'An iconic literary heroine' Carla Mackay, Daily Mail.

  • 'A Lara Croft for grown-ups - a female terminator' Mark Lawson, - Guardian.

  • A magnificent creation: a feminist avenging angel - Observer

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David Lagercrantz

David Lagercrantz was born in 1962, and is an acclaimed author and journalist. In 2015 The Girl in the Spider's Web, his continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, became a worldwide bestseller, and it was announced that Lagercrantz would write two further novels in the series. He is also the author of the acclaimed and bestselling I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Fall of Man in Wilmslow.