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July 13th, 2010, 8:37 pm #41

Fresh details surface about fourth book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series

Email late Swedish author sent to friend reveals unpublished work was set in remote part of Canada

The late Stieg Larsson had apparently been working on a fourth adventure featuring Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Photograph: Per Jarl/Expo/SCANPIX/PA

A friend of Stieg Larsson's has revealed new details about the fourth book in the late Swedish author's bestselling Millennium series, which he said is set in a remote area of northern Canada in September.

John-Henri Holmberg told the Associated Press that he was sent an email by Larsson about the book shortly before the novelist's death in November 2004. "The plot is set 120 kilometres north of Sachs Harbour, at Banks Island in the month of September ... According to the synopsis it should be 440 pages," wrote Larsson in the email, which Holmberg showed the news agency.

"Did you know that 134 people live in Sachs Harbour, whose only contact with the world is a postal plane twice a week when the weather permits?" continued the author. "But there are 48,000 musk-ox and 80 different types of wild flowers that bloom during two weeks in early July, as well as an estimated 1,500 polar bears."

The three books in Larsson's Millennium series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, follow the crime-solving adventures of tattooed computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist and have sold millions of copies around the world, as well as being made into a film.

Larsson's partner, Eva Gabrielsson, has previously admitted the existence of a fourth manuscript, telling the Observer earlier this year that "it's 200 pages long, and it has never been printed".

She has not revealed any details about its content, however, and according to the Associated Press Holmberg, who met Larsson at a science fiction convention in the 1970s, is the only other person to know what they contain.

Holmberg suggested that Larsson probably had a detailed outline of the plot of the story in his notes, so it would be possible for Gabrielsson, for example, to complete it. But Gabrielsson – who is embroiled in a dispute with Larsson's family over his estate – has previously said that as long as she is in possession of the draft, the pages will never be published.
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July 13th, 2010, 10:22 pm #42

I just saw this myself. I hope theey do release it and someone can finsih it to be as good as the others. I am wrapping up the third and will feel lost knowing there are no more.
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July 28th, 2010, 11:09 pm #43

I finished the first book. Have the movie to watch, hopefully I will see it soon. Have not picked up the other novels yet.
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August 2nd, 2010, 12:42 am #44

You can now rent the first movie on Blockbuster. The second is out, some friends saw it and loved it. I finished the last book and very bummed there are no more.
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November 15th, 2010, 5:13 am #45

Just rented the second movie, really loved it too. The third is out but we'll wait to rent it. Salander looks really fearsome in the previews.
I really love this series. Bummed there are no more.
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November 15th, 2010, 12:12 pm #46

I still haven't seen the first one but have it sitting here. I had no idea they already made a second movie. On a side note, Salander reminds my husband and I of our daughter. A genius but kind of messed up.
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November 16th, 2010, 3:16 am #47

Gate- they made all THREE...
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November 16th, 2010, 4:49 am #48

Yes, and the last Swedish one is in the theaters now but as usual I will wait to rent it. NY Times said it was the best of the 3.
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January 6th, 2011, 3:39 am #49

I am finally reading this book. I've had it for a while. Started reading it once and couldn't get into it so went back to the Blood book series and finished that up. Now I went back and started over and really like it. I can't wait to find out if they ever figure out what happened to Harriet Vanger. I'm such a slow reader though. I usually read only at night before I put the light out at bedtime. Three pages and I'm usually done.

OMG. I was looking for a "sleepy" emoticon but this is so me right now! :sick: Can we say miserable freaking cold? Ugh.

HOT, HOT, HOT, SMOKIN' HOT!!!!
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January 6th, 2011, 4:08 am #50

Feel better soon Cheryl!
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