Quercus to publish Millennium trilogy sequel in August

Quercus to publish Millennium trilogy sequel in August

The sequel to late author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy will go on sale in the UK in August.

The book, which is entitled That Which Does Not Kill in Swedish, was penned by David Lagercrantz and will go on sale in at least 35 countries, said Swedish publisher Norstedts.

A spokesperson for Larsson’s UK publisher Quercus said it will publish the book on the 27th August with a different title. No proofs or early copies will be released.

Norstedts first announced its plans to publish a sequel to the trilogy, which follows the investigations of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist, in December.

Norstedts Förlag acquired the rights from Moggliden, the Stieg Larsson estate run by Larsson’s father and brother. Quercus has the world English language rights.

The Millennium trilogy comprises The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (which became an international hit when published in 2008), The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. Sales are more than 6m in the UK, according to Neilsen BookScan, and global sales total more than 80m, said Norstedts.

Larsson died of a heart attack in 2004 aged 50, which is why the fourth book will be written by Lagercrantz, who is also the author of I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the the 2013 autobiography of the Swedish footballer (Penguin).