Stieg Larsson

The legacy

Controversy surrounding the legacy

Stieg Larsson spent 32 years of his life with the architect Eva Gabrielsson. However, they never married, maybe due to Stieg’s dangerous work at the Expo-foundation. They did not have any children, and Stieg left no written will, so according to Swedish law, Stieg’s estate was inherited by his father and brother. This sparked a dispute between Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg’s relatives. She claims that they “were never a part of our lives” and that they are not the right persons handling Stieg’s estate.



A fact complicating the matter is that Eva has the laptop with the partly finished script for the content-images-stieglarsson_v2-right_books_offeringfourth book in the Millenium series. And she will not publish the script unless she is given the full rights to manage the novels in the Millenium series, the novels which she and Stieg worked with together. However, Stieg’s father and brother has not been willing to meet this amend, and this has resulted in a stalemate which has lasted the five years since Stieg’s death.

The most recent event took place when Stieg’s father and brother in an interview with a newspaper offered Eva a final settlement of € 2 million. She rejected the offer, saying that it is not the money she is after, but the legal rights to administrate the literary property of Stieg.

So the stalemate continues, and the final words have not been said.



778 comments on “The legacy”

  • Ray mcardle says:

    Bad contract if estate is only 13 million. Why would he not protect his partner? Very strang

    - Ray mcardle,


  • Rosco USA says:

    I can’t stand family members who are only there when the money rolls in. Father and Brother – it doesn’t matter if you were part of his life or not! He was with Eva for 32 years. 32 YEARS!!! He obviously loved her and wanted to be with her. I’m sure if he knew he was going to pass away at such a young age, he would have made sure a will was made leaving everything to her. Do what’s right!!

    - Rosco USA,


  • Judy from Auckland NZ says:

    A partner of 32 years is a spouse in every sense of the word. I am disappointed that this level of greed still exists in what I thought was a civilised country. I have plowed my way through the 3 books in record time as I was thoroughly caught up in the stories. Best books I have read this year. I can wait out the 4th book like Eva until the ‘ family’ see sense. I am with you Eva- be strong …..

    - Judy from Auckland NZ,


  • Wasp says:

    Why is it that Steig’s second novel in the series (“The Girl Who Played With Fire”) posits the exact same situtation that emerged with Steig’s own death, prior to the tryptarch’s publication and before anyone knew of a forth novel?

    After all, Svensson dies just before completing his own devestating denunciation of sex-trafficking in Sweden. Also, of course, is the case of the misssing labtop computer belonging to Svensson, which was a wrinkle left unresolved in Larsson’s novels.

    Yet both scenarios emerge in the estate dispute raised by Steig Larsson’s death. Very Interesting.

    - Wasp,


  • dmac usa says:

    Stieg is not only an incredible writer of suspense, in his own life he fought for human rights and justice. It appears that his Father and brothers do not honor let alone possess the values that Stieg lived by. Eva Gabrielsson is the rightful heir to their estate I am saddened that the last works of this writer are possibly not going to be published but I absolutely support Ms. Gabrielsson in her decision to not publish until she can manage the novels in the manner that Stieg would approve of. ( 2 million Euro what an insult. )

    - dmac usa,


  • Regina, usa says:

    Stieg’s father and brother are being childish and selfish. Steig’s works is a tribute to his G-d given gift and both of them would want to share that gift with the world.

    Greed wins out over honor. Greed wins out over doing the right thing. HEY DADDY AND BROTHER DEAREST. THERE’S NO RIGHT WAY TO DO WRONG.

    I’ve finished the third book and Eva keep the manuscript for the 4th. I’m patient.

    - Regina, usa,


  • R. Enright says:

    It was pretty irresponsible of Stieg to not have written a will, but on the other hand that’s a BULLSHIT Swedish law that would take away everything from Eva, (Who spent 32 yrs of her life and co authored the trilogy) and give it to someone that was not really involved in their lives just because they’re blood related I would think that if the Dad and Brother had any common decency they would turn over the rights to Eva and Let Stiegs legacy continue! They could come out as heros instead of the Zeros that they currently are. 32 Years together’ that’s as married as married can be!!!!!! Too bad we couldn’t send the Blonde Giant over to have a persuasive talk with Dad and Brother Larsson!!! LOL!!

    - R. Enright,


    • Henk Jansen, says:

      Okay so I read these two sequels about a week or so ago. I actually really enjoyed them. Then again I read a book to read a book not to try and tear it apart and hunt and search for things to complain about. I love Dumas, and I was happy to find something fun and new that although was not written by him, was in fact written with his style in mind. I agree, though that we all have differant tastes and we all have differant ideas of what we enjoy and like. So check them out for yourself. Dont take my or anyones word for it. Go to amazon and get your own copy. They aren’t that much money.

      - Court,


    • mike goins, says:

      hopefully this mess is finished so we can read it!

      - Name/signature,


  • L hutchison says:

    Eva- I would like to see you continue the legacy and write the other books that were planned to be written to complete the 10. You edited and co-wrote some of the stories together, I would hope to see you rise to the occasion, and to continue the series.. There are millions of readers eager to read more and to see how you work and develop the characaters from Stieg’s novels, and to bring some new ones of your own creation. Here is wishing you great success and a future full of new literary accomplishments of your own.

    - L hutchison,


  • janette says:

    good on eva…she should have the rights as she had helped to write the books…i love the books and the movies and would love to see another…keep going eva we are all for you

    - janette,


  • Brenda says:

    I have just finished the first book, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” and I absolutely loved it. It is so sad that Eva is not able to publish the fourth book. Hard to believe that Stieg’s own family would be so petty and such a shame that Stieg did not think to write up a will. He certainly would be horrified to know how things have turned out. I know that it is very common for Swedish couples to live together and never marry but had no idea that Swedish laws do not provide for them in the event of separation or death.

    - Brenda,


  • Mike Strong says:

    I find it hard to believe that Swedish law would treat a life partner this badly. My own family is distant in terms of relations and philosophy so it is easy for me to picture. Maybe Swedish inheritance law explains, in part at least, why the Wikileaks prosecution developed as it did. They both seem so out of character from what I had thought of Sweden in terms of being progressive, open and fair minded. I guess I should trim back even my good (but dumb) stereotypes. Sigh!

    - Mike Strong,


  • Ann Hazard says:

    I just finished the third book. What a travesty of justice. I am sure that Stieg would be mortified. This is exactly what he fought against. I would love to read the last book and hope that Eva wins in the end. I am in San Diego. My friend in Florida is also finishing book 3. My daughter, book 1.

    - Ann Hazard,


    • Barbara Howard, says:

      Sweden has done more for womens right, liberation, equality and freedom than any country in the world. He wasn’t married to Eva nor did he wright a will therefor his immediate family will inherit his possesions. Sweden recognize womens contributions far more than Canada ever will.

      - MasterOfReality,


  • admin says:

    Give her the rights! The world wants the fourth book!


  • NICHAEL J. SUBE says:

    EVA, I JUST ABOUT READY TO READ HORNETS NEST, I’VE READ AND WATCHED DRAGON TATTO AND ALSO GIRL PLAY WITH FIRE. STIEG WAS A GENIUS IN THE CRIME GENERA. KEEP THE FOURTH MANUSCRIPT OUT OF THE FAMILYS HANDS, I CAN WAIT AND YOU SHOULD RECEIVE SOMETHING IF NOT ALL THE PROCEEDS IN VOLVING HIS WORKS…

    - NICHAEL J. SUBE,


  • Nancy, january 2011 says:

    Is an irony that a woman who lived 32 years with a man who wrote a book, that in spanish is translated “los hombres que no amaban a las mujeres” ..(“the men that don`t love women”) is now involved in this legal confrontation, with two men…

    - Nancy, january 2011,


    • Spickins, says:

      I think it was a heart attack…

      - Emma Selwyn,


  • Pam Fuller says:

    How did Stieg Larrson die. Just curious. loved all the books.

    - Pam Fuller, 4 January 2011


    • Emma Selwyn, says:

      Hi Ann! I agree! I’m in SD, my sister is reading them in FL, and my daughter is reading them too! Maybe we should meet

      - we may have much more in common!!

      - Barbara Howard,


  • waltsoc says:

    The father and brother are obvious jerks!

    - waltsoc,


  • Spickins says:

    It’s too bad that people let greed stand in the way of what is right. The only one who could do justice to the final book is his girl friend. It would be her last gift to her companions legacy.

    - Spickins,


  • Graham Humpage says:

    I am now 60 years old. I have read many books in my lifetime and unlike my hair, it is a passion that has never receded. Not many books will keep me awake through the night but having just finished the third book in the trilogy this at 3.30 this morning I can only say that the set of books is one of the best presents I have ever received. I am truly grateful that I have had the pleasure of reading Stieg Larsson?s work and I only hope that the problems with the remaining manuscript can be resolved both amicably and swiftly. One more for the road ….please!

    Please make sure that whatever it takes that you sort out the problems and publish this last book.

    - Graham Humpage,


    • TJC, says:

      Maybe the ” Master” will learn to WRITE one day

      - Canuck,


    • IMO, says:

      Good point!

      - Spickins,


  • American Writer says:

    In the United States, a couple is considered common law married after 10 years together. Too bad Sweden doesn’t have a similar rule. Too bad Stieg’s family is so greedy and he didn’t leave a will.

    - American Writer,


    • admin says:

      I agree as well. Just taking inventory of 2010 reading and I must say that reading the trilogy and watching the 2 Swedish produced movies were highlights of 2010 for me.

      - TJC,


    • Texas Writer, says:

      I agree!

      - IMO,


  • @]bigpond.com.au

    - says:

    I just watched the first movie and have now classed this as probably amongst the top two movies I have ever seen (Silence of the Lambs the other). I decided I now ant to buy all movies and books and decided to go on ebay.

    Please check this item out. I believe it is a direct copy but with obvious changes of the first book.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Dragon-Girl-Tattoo-Adam-Roberts-NEW-/270689922220?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item3f06606cac

    Please let me know if you are aware of this and if so what any outcome was etc

    I hope that common sense prevails and Eva has some justice as well.

    Regards,

    Shane (Australia)

    pythons13[@]bigpond.com.au

    - Shane,


  • admin says:

    His father and brother need to get over it. If Eva was the one that worked closely on writing the series and she has the beginnings to the $th novel then she should have the rights to finish it. ” I just viewed the movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and thought it was wonderful!!!! When I found out that this was also a novel and that there was a trilogy, I statrted to research this author. It is really tragic that his death occured when his fame was increasing. I believe since the story is out about the possibility of a 4th book, Eva should have the right to finish the vision. It may not be as good as the rest but I think the majority of the public who are intrerested in these books want this 4th one published.


  • Helene says:

    As a lesbian living in the United States, my first thought to all this controversy is “welcome to my world”…. At least they had the option to get married (as do different gender partners in the U.S.). GLBT people don’t even get that option in most countries (including most of U.S.).

    - Helene,


    • Jay Towne, says:

      Indeed it is INCREDIBLE, to say the least, that swedish laws are so archaic concerning the rights of a de facto wife…UNBELIAVABLE, that he, acting in this front and defending other women´s rights, failed to protect her own, he should knew this laws, for sure, and yet did nothing from preventing this to happen…Not saying he did that on purpose, sure not, but how naive he was…and she as well, from not preventing all of this!! He smoked like a chimney, ate only fast food, drnak sometimes more than 30 cups of coffee in a day, did no physical activities, and how this was not predictable:!

      - Roberto Vivacqua, Argentina,


    • swede, says:

      Yes, it’s true if he wanted her to have it he would have married her. Jeeremy and paul are the asses!

      - Goerge,


    • Eddie, says:

      Yea, she should get nothing!

      - Anna,


    • Amber Tinsloe, says:

      I agree, those two are the asses!

      - Sue,


    • Susan Christy, says:

      She has money! you douche bags, This is just greed and selfishness! If he wanted to give her what she wants he would have left it to her, Its called a will. I think if you don’t leave a will than no one should get it! Clowns! If he really loved her he would have married her, so to bad for her!

      - paul,


    • Ken, says:

      I agree with you completely. The Swedish Common Law should have a total overhaul. It is so shameful the outdated law should subject Eva to this farce. Eva, please know that a lot of people are on your side.

      - ,


    • kathleen, says:

      A pity that cerebral people like Larsson and Gabrielsson did not spent $500 for some basic estate planning. Sweden is progessive but it is a country of laws.

      - Derf Salt Lake Ctiy,


  • Sarah, Santa Fe, New Mexico says:

    It is obvious that Sweden is still a backward country re: women’s rights and partner rights. Is the Swedish goverment punishing Gabrielsson as a form of retribution against Larsson’s expose of Swedish government and societal corruption? The Swedish government should be shamed and embarrassed into updating their cohabitation & inheritance laws. What kind of supposed ‘first world’ country still treats its women in this way? Shame on Sweden – update your laws. Why hasn’t Larsson’s trilogy encouraged a strong women’s movement in Sweden – just how oppressive is it over there? Women all over the world should refuse to spend their tourist money in Sweden until this dispute is resolved in Gabrielsson’s favor. If someone who is knowledgeable about such things, COULD PUT TOGETHER A PETITION expressing outrage over Sweden’s backward laws, I am sure that many men and women would be prepared to sign it. If anyone reading this is able to put together such a petition please do it. In the meantime, write the Swedish tourist department and tell them you won’t be spending any of your hard earned money in a country that abuses women, especially the common-law wife of Steig Larsson. If they receive enough letters they will sit up and listen. And if Gabrielsson does publish a book, buy it to support her!

    - Sarah, Santa Fe, New Mexico,


    • Maie Roxas, says:

      Helene and Kathleen,I agree with Ken, all roads don’t lead to a Gay person and their social agenda. The lesbian part wasn’t even significant. If you feel the need to talk about your sexual identity, just join a political group…until then keep this chat room relevant to the book not your annoying agenda.

      - Jay Towne,


    • swede, says:

      Hi HeleneThanks for your post. Some of the rest of us do care about your/our situation, some straight people even realize that no one is free till everyone is free, and although it will probably take a while, a lot of us are working on creating a just world.

      - kathleen,


    • Jay Towne, says:

      Why on earth is this relevant? Why do you think the rest of us care about your situation? I just don’t get all this self

      -absorption. This article has NOTHING to do with you, helene.

      - Ken,


  • posted says:

    This couple being together for 32 years should be considered married, as it sure sounds like a lifetime commitment. However…it was also irresponsible of them both being together that long and not creating a will to protect themselves and their property.

    - posted,


    • Ray, says:

      Your comment about the laws in New Zealand can’t be right.

      - bob,


    • admin says:

      This is the law, and Stieg and Eva must have been aware of it. It has nothing to do with government “revenge”, and a petition won’t help either.

      - swede,


  • Meira Smith deBouter says:

    Yes I agree a will is a definite requirement. Laws can also be changed. Here in New Zealand if you have been living in a relationship for more than two years then you are entitled to half of the estate if there is a separation. I’m not sure about a death.

    - Meira Smith deBouter,


    • bob, says:

      Sweetheart, that is why everyone needs a WILL! It isn’t the law that is backward…it is a persons ill preparedness. Take my advice, no matter what country you are from a will would save whomever is left behind a lot of headaches. No offense dear, but a petition is a silly little idea.

      - Jay Towne,


  • admin says:

    What do we have to do to make the Sweedish government respect the wishes of Streig?


    • admin says:

      I agree. If you have a problem with being married, then you need to create protections using a Last Will and Testament; otherwise, it’s a mess.

      - Ray,


  • Carlos Dallas says:

    Too bad that such great work is overlooked. Eva should find a common ground with the family and give thanks for having the privi to enjoy part of Stieg’s life.

    - Carlos Dallas,


    • Bob, says:

      Sometimes after living with one another for so long you get confortable and forget to protect each other…in this unfortunately case is all about greed and not love. His parents were never really there, I would never leave my child behind!!!

      - ,


    • admin says:

      NO BUT WOMEN RIGHTS, MAYBE HIS BOOKS ARE REALLY NOT TOO FAR BEHIND THE TRUTH ABOUT MEN HATING WOMEN!

      - ,


  • ingga808 says:

    Womens rights is what (S Larsson) Millennium stands for and the family would be “FAMILY” to do what is best for their son/bro. in your heart……WHATS MONEY GOT TO DO WITH IT………………………

    - ingga808,


    • ingga808, says:

      Sad, but oh so true


    • CHILA, says:

      What a moron you are! “men are not primates for claiming their rights?” What rights? The father and brother had no rights to money they neither deserved, earned, sweated for, participated in,, edited, co

      -authored, etc. They had no relationship with Steig Larson. However, Steig Larson did have a 32 year relationship with a person who deserved, earned, sweated for, participated in, edited and co

      -authored what became his final work. As an insurance agent, I know of people who have sold life insurance for their entire 40 career, but die without having once written a will. It can happen to the best of us. Unfortunately, the laws inSweden seem woefully draconian when it comes to handling this type of situation. Whatever the case, I hope Eva is able to wrest her share of both the rights as well as the responsibility of Steig Larson’s legacy.

      - Skyrod,


  • Maie Roxas says:

    I think that it was Stieg and Eva who came up with the book then Eva should have all legal authority on what to do with it. Being together for 32 years, even without legally married doesnt matter. Here in Canada, after a year you could consider the relationship as common-law. Its like being married… 32 years together, wow that’s much longer other “married couples” can last. It’s unfair for Eva that the father and brother step-in. I think all they are after is the money the trilogy is making. Have these 2 even read the book…..

    - Maie Roxas,


  • Bob says:

    If Eva has the laptop with the partly written fourth book, then she better hand it over to the Larssons. It is part of Stieg’s estate.

    I’m also curious. Is there any record of Stieg saying that Eva helped him right the books? It’s always Eva saying that Eva helped write them.

    - Bob,


    • Bob, says:

      What does your comment mean?

      - Bob,


    • cecy, says:

      IF BRINGING CHILDREN TO THE WORLD MEANT TO HAVE RIGHTS… ALL OF THOSE ABUSIVE PARENTS WOULD BE HAVING A BLAST…GET REAL

      - ,


  • rge says:

    I am a huge fan of the series and would love to see a fourth and lament that we will not see more. However, its hard to understand how anyone so obviously intelligent and dedicated to his valuable art would fail to leave a will.

    - rge,


    • Bob, says:

      PS go EVA you rock

      - ingga808,


  • sharepointsheri says:

    It’s so morally wrong to swoop in to grab Stieg’s heritage and deface his memory with greed; It looks like there was a reason he didn’t stay close to his birth family. He made a life with Eva. Was she there in his last hour, last day, last week? You cannot steal her eternity with him, and you, blood, are cursing your own eternity!

    - sharepointsheri,


  • Bob says:

    It seems that Stieg was on very good terms with his family. His brother has just released the email that Stieg sent him 20 days before his death.

    He signed it “Kisses” (or the Swedish version of that)

    - Bob,


    • Bob, says:

      EVA I WISH YOU WELL …AFTER 32 YEARS TOGETHER I KNOW YOU WON’T GIVE UP !

      - CHILA,


    • Barbara Sexton, London, says:

      I agree with you. I find it especially hard to understand when he must have had lots of legal advice when he was signing all the book contracts.

      - Bob,


  • Chila says:

    She deserves everything she’s asking for…she only lived 32 years with the man who wrote these amazing books!! Too bad there is no will but, sometimes intelligence has nothing to do with what needs to be done in a legal matter…specially when you are dealing with bills, racial issues, dreams that have not yet been fullfilled and a family that obviously don’t see and understand your passion!

    I am a huge fan and hope that his spirit can only rest in peace after all he went through…sometimes family don’t understand specially when they are so different to one another. RIP

    - Chila,


  • Manu says:

    It?s hard to believe that in Sweden the law does not respect the domestic partnership”. They would not have noticed we are in the XXI Century!!!!!!.

    - Manu,


  • Dawn says:

    TEAM EVA ALL THE WAY!!!

    - Dawn,


  • admin says:

    So sad that such a brilliant writer should die so suddenly. Sad also, that his father and brother seem to be more consumed by the “cash cow” that is his writing, than by “doing the right thing” if he’d known he was going to die he would have probably would have made a will and they wouldn’t have inherited a thing…… Let’s hope that Eva Gabriellson wins the rights to the 4th book and film in the end. Good luck to her.

    -


  • Marc Broussard says:

    I think Eva needs a seriously good team of lawyers.

    - Marc Broussard,


  • Alan Koch says:

    It sounds like there is some family greed going on here! Is there nothing that can be done to sate the thirst of Stieg Larsen fans for more of his legacy?

    - Alan Koch,


  • pat B says:

    If Eva in her 32 years as Stieg’s partner assisted Stieg in the writing and preparation of the 4 volumes then she certainly is more entitled to a portion of the literary and film rights of the Millenium series than the family who have indicated all proceeds will be donated to the Expo-foundation.

    If the family is prepared to make Eva a settlement of ?2 then they have admitted she is due some share of the proceeds. Why not make the offer a percentage of all future returns on the Millenium series (films included)?

    - pat B,


  • Barbara Sexton, London says:

    I have just commented on the ‘press release’ of Stieg Larssons’ brother, and how ashamed he and his father should be. The fact that Swedish inheritance law is SO antiquated – of course his ‘life partner’ should have the same status as a ‘wife’. How can these people seemingly invalidate the relationship between two people who were together for so many years. At the age of 50 – who would have thought that a will was so necessary – and as the trilogy was only published posthumously there was no real way of knowing that a will would prove so very important. I am disgusted that a family should decide that ‘an apartment and possessions at the time of death’ were really all that Stieg Larsson wanted for the woman that shared his life and dreams. I hope that Eva Gabrielsson somehow manages to overturn this pre-historic ruling in Sweden and is given the literary rights SHE deserves. Once again SHAME on his greedy, thoughtless family. Lisbeth Salander should once again look for her revenge……………………………………

    - Barbara Sexton, London,


    • Linda Marie, says:

      it would be exactly the same in the US!


  • djsPop says:

    I’ve seen great life time works disintegrate in court proceedings because the opposing parties were unwilling to compromise. I’m not sure the details, but if Swedish Law grants the Larsson’s father and brother rights to his estate, that is a difficult hurdle to clear, but if Larsson thought enough of his companion to live with her for 30 years, then he’d be devastated to know that she is on the outside looking in…in comes the give and take on both sides. I sure hope that they can iron out the wrinkles in this situation.

    - djsPop,


  • pdavid says:

    Wow, I was under the misconception that Nordic societies were the most advanced on the planet (I’m American). They really need to re-visit their laws about inheritance. What’s so sad about this situation is that we may not see any further writings of this brilliant work.

    - pdavid,


  • helen mcfadden – Canadian says:

    I have just finished the third book and felt that a fourth would have been in the making had the author not died. I was left wondering about Camilla the sister what happened to her. That should have been the basis of the next book. I am I correct on that assumption? Having read this article I am deeply disappointed that things have turned out the way they have and wish that things can be resolved. My sympathy is with his wife as in Canada if you live with someone for that long they are entitled to everything. Hope to get a response re my question

    kmcfadden5@cogeco.ca

    - helen mcfadden – Canadian,


    • swshitty@hotmail.com, says:

      Those men make me sick. The Father and the Brother that is.Greed run amuck.NO CONSCIENCE.WE all need to have living wills or trusts in place NOW. Especially if you have ASSETS.Yes I agree I hope Eva can turn the law around. THIS IS WRONG. MAKES ME SICK.

      - Linda Marie,


  • LINDA MARIE says:

    I DO NOT UNDERSTAND why The Father and Brother CANNOT DO THE RIGHT THING and give AT LEAST 1/2 of His Estate to her. Or MORE.

    THIS IS JUST WRONG. WRONG. AND WHY ON GODS’ EARTH DIDN’T STEIG HAVE A WILL. SO MANY PEOPLE DON’T. THEY NEED TO. I SEE THIS ALL TOO OFTEN.

    - LINDA MARIE,


  • Glen Australia says:

    I thought Sweden to be one of the most progressive and fair minded societies in the world, with a legal system reflecting this. I thought the country was a leader in equality between the sexes. They are still in the dark ages in some respects. It is sad and totally wrong that the man’s partner who by the sound of things contributed greatly to the success of the books will not inherit the whole of Larsson’s estate and decide how his legacy is managed. I’d like to think that every Swede now has a Will.

    - Glen Australia,


  • Berry Johnson KS USA says:

    How sad that Steig did not have the forethought to ensure that his estate was left as he wished and not as Swedish law dictates. The fact that he shared 32 years with Eva and that they collaborated on the trilogy of books says they were partners in every way. She should have the rights to the books and then we fans could enjoy a fourth in the series.

    - Berry Johnson KS USA,


  • Susan F-A says:

    Perhaps we should all quit buying his books and put some pressure on the father and son to do the right thing.

    - Susan F-A,


    • AdelaideMarie HuMan BEing, says:

      eXactlyperhaps his father and his brother will learn, stranger things Have happened.

      - AdelaideMarie HuMan BEing,


  • Susan F-A says:

    There is the law and then there is what is morally right. That seems to be what Stieg was all about. Too bad his father and brother didn’t understand and honor that.

    - Susan F-A,


    • AdelaideMarie HuMan BEing, says:

      Regarding the inheritence, I don’t think that is the case in Quebec.

      - swshittyhotmail.com,


  • admin says:

    When money is involved. relatives seem to establish a closer relationship to the deceased than they had in life. Bottom Line: Insure you have a will.

    Z man


    • Tired of ignorance, says:

      That was my first thought – my money went to those two greedy bastards

      - S Jackson,


    • AdelaideMarie HuMan BEing, says:

      They say you can choose your friends but yuou can’t choose your family

      - valerie,


    • Public school education and BA from a public university – UNC – Chapel Hill, USA, says:

      so true Roberta, i fully agree! sadly sometimes relatives are the worst kind.Sonya,


  • WD Georgia USA says:

    I am like other fans really into the Millenium books and want very much to read the 4th book. Please let Eva have the rights to conclude this series. Don’t leave the fans hanging like this.

    WD – Georgia – USA

    - WD Georgia USA,


  • KID MIZER says:

    Fight the good fight, Eva.

    - KID MIZER,


  • Cyndy Dennison says:

    Good for Eva … Stieg’s father and brother have no rights to any of this … don’t they have common law marriage in Sweden? You would think with this country being so forward thinking all these years … Eva would have inherited the estate … but … I would love to read the 4th novel … you just do what you think is right, Eva! I am with you and whatever you decide …

    - Cyndy Dennison,


  • AdelaideMarie HuMan Being says:

    well i pray eva wins the battle with those who know Not their own child but wish to benifit from childs life.

    - AdelaideMarie HuMan Being,


  • mommiecat says:

    I can’t believe his father and brother. everything should be given to Eva, even if they don’t have common law marriages. what kind of people are they??

    - mommiecat,


    • AdelaideMarie HuMan BEing, says:

      The word is “ensure”. To “insure” something is to give it protection through insurance. “make sure you have a will” would be far a far better use of the language. I presume you were educated in an American public school. God help us all!

      - Tired of ignorance,


  • N. Lee Holman says:

    Ask “What would Stieg want?.” Eva supported him, even at the risk being harmed, through the writing of these amazing manuscripts. She was his true partner and should have the literary rights. I did not have a will until age 62. Let this be a lesson to us all.

    - N. Lee Holman,


  • Jessie Cotton says:

    I am amazed that a modern country like Sweden does not recognize life partners as heirs even if there is no will. I believe everything shoould go to eva – money, property and most certainly literary rights. hame on those who would deprive her of what is justly (if not legally), hers.

    - Jessie Cotton,


    • Fay Bretbardt says:

      it is quite easy to see what Kind these people are, the question remains….Will right win in a world gone mad?

      - AdelaideMarie HuMan BEing,


  • Marsha Wiloson says:

    Good for you Eva, don’t give in. I am proud of you.

    - Marsha Wiloson,


  • Blanca vigil says:

    What a shame! I loved Stieg’s work and I would like to get to read his last novel. I think it is only fair for the Steig’s life partner to be responsible and have full access of both their work. I hope this matter is resolved soon.

    - Blanca vigil,


  • admin says:

    You GO GIRL EVA!!!

    Cannot tell you how many people are behind you in my city alone.

    You will win this one…trust me!

    Hang in there!!!


  • Annika_usa says:

    Its not right that she cannot have the series. The were Half hers in the first place!

    - Annika_usa,


  • LKW Minnesota USA says:

    How quick we are to judge and make assumptions from a distance! Regardless of how things may seem to those of us from afar, there are always two sides to every issue. Who among us hasn’t been misjudged when only a portion of the story was told over and over? The books that are at the center of the controversy certainly demonstrate this truth.

    - LKW Minnesota USA,


    • TD Melbourne Australia, says:

      i love you

      - kawika gibby,


    • admin says:

      Wouldn’t it be nive if we all could “get married”?

      - think about it,


  • Morwen says:

    This wouldn’t have happened in a country with a common-law legal system; they would have been recognised as a married couple.

    Tragic. But I can’t see why the father and brother do not assent Eva’s request to be Stieg’s literary heir, since it’s plainly true that it isn’t the money that interests her.

    - Morwen,


  • Julia Rennie says:

    Just desperately want the next book – the trilogoy so far has been my life since Christmas. The books are just brilliant. Please hurry up and resolve your personal battles so that the rest of the world can enjoy the continuing saga of Lisbeth and Mikael.

    - Julia Rennie,


  • Maria Garza says:

    These books had me hooked from the beginnig. Love Larsson writing style. I hope that the matter is resolved soon!

    - Maria Garza,


  • Randy Johnson says:

    Lizbeth Salander is beyond belief but it is fascinating to see how she manages to extricate herself from all conflict. I do hope that in the 4th script that author Larson enables her to trust and to form friendships and make commitments. Perhaps it’s better that #4 not be published – I can make her whatever I would like her to be. Mikael will always be steadfast but Lizbeth needs to grow.

    - Randy Johnson,


  • FRoyal says:

    That’s crap, 32 years with the same person and the father and brother are going to argue? Sad.

    - FRoyal,


  • nod ttiurp says:

    If I were to adopt the persona of Lizbeth Salander, I would probably refer to Stieg Larsson’s father and brother as BASTARDS and PIGS!

    It is an example of what Stieg was about…women getting screwed by by the SYSTEM and those that don’t care.

    I care. How can I express my opinion to the father and brother?

    - nod ttiurp,


  • iwantmore! says:

    For real guys, just let her have the rights, I WANT A FOURTH BOOK!

    I WANT MORE SALANDER! AND MORE BLOMKVIST!

    Seriously, you are disappointing a lot of people, stop being selfish.

    - iwantmore!,


  • Toni S says:

    In America there is something known as common law marriage. It provides legal rights for couples together after an extended amount of time. I’m not sure if it’s 7 or 10 years, but it’s a great deal less than 32 years. After reading Stieg’s books, it seems there are several laws missing in Sweden. I’m sorry. Eva deserves better. She deserves her rightful place as Stieg’s wife.

    - Toni S,


    • Mandy, says:

      righton, I loved the 3 books and would love more. Eva fight on

      - Snow Sydney Australia,


  • Steve Geckeler says:

    Father and Brother: stop being so cheap

    - Steve Geckeler,


  • LC in Canada says:

    THANK YOU TO STEIG AND EVA, AS WELL AS ALL OF YOU WHO HELPED RESEARCH, WRITE AND PUBLISH THESE NOVELS. I HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO SOME OF THE INJUSTICE BROUGHT UPON LISBETH AND HER COURAGE AND INTELLEGENCE CHAMPIONED MY NEED FOR JUSTICE IN MY OWN WORLD. THE DIFFiCULTY I HAVE HAD IS EXPRESSING MYSELF TO ANYONE. I HAVE A FAMILY WHO LOVE ME AND FRIENDS, BUT ONLY A WONDERFUL PSYCHOLOGIST WHO FOR MANY, MANY YEARS CAN HEAR ME, DUE TO THE UGLINESS THAT HAS PERMEATED MY REALITY. MY SILENT VOICE AGAINST VIOLENCE HAS BEEN OPENED UP BY THESE NOVELS. I HAVE A HOLE IN MY HEART THAT STIEG WILL NEVER KNOW HOW INCREDIBLY HAPPY I AM THAT HE GAVE A FORUM TO THE WORLD FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AND WOMEN. RIP

    - LC in Canada,


  • Stacey Ryan says:

    I just finished the 3rd Novel! Thanks Mom for getting me hooked! I hope Eva can get the legal rights. I would love for her to continue the stories. Stieg’s writing is phenomenal.

    - Stacey Ryan,


  • Manuel Gwiazda, Argentina says:

    It seems unfair to her, I am in the second book of the trilogy and the Millenium series rank in my opinion among the best thriller books I have ever read. Lisbeth

    Salander is an original one of a kind captivating character

    - Manuel Gwiazda, Argentina,


  • Riq F. fan says:

    F the father and brother!!! Eva should have full rights to what she worked on with her partner. How ironic that 2 male primates are trying to control what rightfully belongs to Eva/Lisbeth.

    - Riq F. fan,


  • G. Toffey, A fan says:

    Stieg & Eva were partners in life. The father & brother should have been a part of Larsson’s life when he was alive & it counted for something. They do not deserve the bulk of the estate, nor anything to do with the books & film rights. They should “man up” and do the right thing. Everyone wins then. I hope there is something that she can legally do so that justice prevails.

    - G. Toffey, A fan,


  • Dalita Comin says:

    When it comes to money… it sucks…. Eva shall fight for her rights!

    - Dalita Comin,


  • Themoy says:

    Let’s be honest, what matter is not the money. I really think that the father and the brother are really nice people as well as the companion. Don’t judge before you know each party.

    - Themoy,


  • edward browne eire says:

    i have read the books and they are brillant,if as it is said that eva was part of these books,the father and brother were not then the laws in sweden are draconian and should be changed,if stieg’s father and brother had any love for him they would walk away and let his work be completed that would be show the world they loved him

    - edward browne eire,


  • Josh, Canada says:

    The money is not hers, eva and stieg were not even living together at the time of his death. If he wanted her to get all his inheritance, then he seems to me that he would have taken steps to have made sure she did. She did get their apt, and his life insurance, but oh no, she wants the real money-make. And don’t say that two million is chump change, because on the planet I live on that is a fortune. Also, if she had in fact co-authored the books, then you would think that a male feminist author would have two authors on the cover? Sorry girls, men are not primates for claiming their rights.

    - Josh, Canada,


    • Jaylah, says:

      I TOTALLY AGREE with you. Its amazing that his father and brother who had little to do with his life would act like VULTURES after his death. Its a shame Sweden isn’t a Common Law State (Country). After 30 years with the same person her heart is already broken at his sudden death now to have to fight for what she built WITH him is a crime. There is a special place in Hell for people like them. SMH.

      - Name/signature,


    • Skyrod, says:

      absolutely..

      - R,


    • Sheryl M, Canada, says:

      They say you can choose your friends but yuou can’t choose your family

      - valerie,


  • Chris Hamilton says:

    I can`t know all the facts, but Eva has received very little recognition for her time and contribution toward Stieg`s excellant work. Chris Hamilton N. Ireland

    - Chris Hamilton,


  • Karen, Canada says:

    Thank God I live in Canada where common law relationships are legal after afew years. It’s total crap the the father and brother should even be considered to inherit something that they were no part in building.

    - Karen, Canada,


  • PC says:

    she has earned the right..God speed to her…

    - PC,


  • Camille Turner says:

    Eva deserves those rights along with any and all monetary gains. The 32 years is a life investment and the father and brother deserve nothing except maybe a picture to remember Stieg by. What leeches!

    - Camille Turner,


  • admin says:

    i pray their hearts soften..what would larsen want. she is his wife!!! I hope she

    continues to stand her ground.


  • dobie.u.k. says:

    It appears the poor man had vultures for family and greedy ones at that.

    - dobie.u.k.,


  • nige says:

    greedy family reminds me of the vangers.. maybe thats where he got the idea :P

    - nige,


    • shanghaibaby, says:

      Perhaps he thought he had time to make a will later? He was only 50 years old when he died of a sudden heart attack.

      - Jaylah,


  • Maria Luisa Murillo says:

    I understand the greedy feelings of his brother, because he does not know better, but for God’s sake, his father!!!!, I cannot imagine how his father sleeps at night, what a burden he has… It is not late yet, to amend things, I hope they return everything back to his common wife, and ask for forgiveness.

    - Maria Luisa Murillo,


  • Jack Whitford says:

    My mother paid for her sister’s life insurance for twenty years. When my aunt died, we found out that her sister in law had gotten my aunt to change the beneficiary so she could receive all the money. This same woman was married to my uncle. Upon her death and then my uncles (both from cancer and about four months apart), her daughter sold their house and claimed the funds for her own. People change when family members die and there is a chance at money they never had. They become greedy vultures and sometimes it is best just to let them have the money and then have nothing further to do with them.

    - Jack Whitford,


    • admin says:

      i think so, too. i feel like the story of millenium and blomkvist is much like how stieg and expo is in real life and even stieg’s relationships may also have some hint in blomkvist’s.

      - shanghaibaby,


  • susan h hilliard says:

    It is a shame that “honor” is no longer an important trait in most people. They “dishonor” the memory of Stieg by treatihg Eva in this way.

    - susan h hilliard,


    • Filomena D.Z. Hall, says:

      I agree with you completely. The Swedish Common Law should have a total overhaul. It is so shameful the outdated law should subject Eva to this farce. Eva, please know that a lot of people are on your side.

      - ,


  • Gary Beasley :)Colorado, USA says:

    Please don’t be like Lisbeth, be more socially accepting and forgive, forget and let Eva publish the fourth volume of the series…. can’t wait to see what Lisbeth and Mikael do next.

    - Gary Beasley :)Colorado, USA,


  • Who Knows? Atlanta, GA says:

    I wonder that as knowledgeable as Stieg and Eva appear that they did not know the Swedish law. Why did Stieg not protect Eva if that was his intent? I know that I personally am taking precautions to see that the things I value will go to my daughter.

    - Who Knows? Atlanta, GA,


    • S.Ward, Castellon, Spain, says:

      I agree with your comment. Let’s bring Sweden into the 21st CenturyAustralia

      - Fay Bretbardt,


    • K.Kat, says:

      Presuming that Z man was, “educated in an American public school” simply because he used the word “insure” instead of “ensure” is just as presumtuous as someone, like me perhaps, making the presumption that, “Tired of ignorance” is completely uneducated simply because he/she made at least three grammatical errors in, “‘make sure you have a will’ would be far a far better use of the language.”If you are going to be presumptuous and nasty as a human being, make sure you do it with finesse. One would not want to assume either. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying about assume?

      - Public school education and BA from a public university – UNC – Chapel Hill, USA,


  • Who Knows? Atlanta, GA says:

    I wonder that as knowledgeable as Stieg and Eva appear that they did not know the Swedish law. Why did Stieg not protect Eva if that was his intent? I know that I personally am taking precautions to see that the things I value will go to my daughter.

    - Who Knows? Atlanta, GA,


    • S.Ward, Castellon, Spain, says:

      This is so true! Money changes people. Stieg’s family by not honoring his “immediate” family dishonor him and his memory. His ideals are being “walked all over” and dismissed by his father and brother…shame on them!!

      - Filomena D.Z. Hall,


    • K.Kat, says:

      A pity that cerebral people like Larsson and Gabrielsson did not spent $500 for some basic estate planning. Sweden is progessive but it is a country of laws.

      - Derf Salt Lake Ctiy,


  • D. Kostigen says:

    The father and brother should honor Stieg’s legacy and the woman by his side and put an end to the obvious greed!! How sad.

    - D. Kostigen,


  • D. Kostigen says:

    The father and brother should honor Stieg’s legacy and the woman by his side and put an end to the obvious greed!! How sad.

    - D. Kostigen,


  • djap, canada says:

    Stieg’s father and brother are vultures and disgracing Stieg’s memory. Eva was his companion for 32 years !!!!!!!!! I don’t know how they can look at themselves in the mirror every day. I read Eva’s book and her pain is so hard to read- to lose Stieg at only 50, when they had so many plans for the future is hard enough, and then to add insult to injury, how his family has treated her. As the saying goes- “the law is an ass”, but they had a moral responsibilty to give her the estate that she is entitled to.

    - djap, canada,


    • Kate Campany, USA, says:

      I don’t think that he expected to die so soon and so young, we all think about making a will but how many of us do it?

      - S.Ward, Castellon, Spain,


  • djap, canada says:

    Stieg’s father and brother are vultures and disgracing Stieg’s memory. Eva was his companion for 32 years !!!!!!!!! I don’t know how they can look at themselves in the mirror every day. I read Eva’s book and her pain is so hard to read- to lose Stieg at only 50, when they had so many plans for the future is hard enough, and then to add insult to injury, how his family has treated her. As the saying goes- “the law is an ass”, but they had a moral responsibilty to give her the estate that she is entitled to.

    - djap, canada,


    • Kate Campany, USA, says:

      I don’t think that he expected to die so soon and so young, we all think about making a will but how many of us do it?

      - S.Ward, Castellon, Spain,


  • Alex B., Portugal says:

    Money, money, money, money, money, money, money…

    If the copies didn’t sold 21 million, who would be fighting for this right now?

    Stieg didn’t publish until he die, so that was still a dream in his head. Wonder who publish the three first novels?

    - Alex B., Portugal,


    • las, says:

      What is the name of Eva’s book? Is it published in Arabic (English)?

      - Kate Campany, USA,


    • teri says:

      Oi, I’m 48 and I don’t have a will. I think that’s about to change….

      - K.Kat,


  • Alex B., Portugal says:

    Money, money, money, money, money, money, money…

    If the copies didn’t sold 21 million, who would be fighting for this right now?

    Stieg didn’t publish until he die, so that was still a dream in his head. Wonder who publish the three first novels?

    - Alex B., Portugal,


    • las, says:

      What is the name of Eva’s book? Is it published in Arabic (English)?

      - Kate Campany, USA,


    • teri 7 Aug 2011, says:

      Oi, I’m 48 and I don’t have a will. I think that’s about to change….

      - K.Kat,


  • Las says:

    Maybe the father clings out of guilt. He didn’t afterall provide a twit towards the raising of his son. He was too poor and an idiot. I wonder if his mother was still alive if she’d be able to put her foot down and give the rights back to Eva who in some countries would be given the status of wife due to the years and mutual property and lives they did leave and was documented. It is IRONIC that his Brother and Father are taking the nazi like positions they seem to think is theirs to have. Pity them. And pity the law too.

    - Las,


  • Las says:

    Maybe the father clings out of guilt. He didn’t afterall provide a twit towards the raising of his son. He was too poor and an idiot. I wonder if his mother was still alive if she’d be able to put her foot down and give the rights back to Eva who in some countries would be given the status of wife due to the years and mutual property and lives they did leave and was documented. It is IRONIC that his Brother and Father are taking the nazi like positions they seem to think is theirs to have. Pity them. And pity the law too.

    - Las,


  • John Kinnard DC says:

    While Stieg Larsson’s is the named author of the Triligy. Eva’s input and ideas of their dreams and desires should not be ignored. Sweden does not recognise common law, but the evidence of thirty two years of cohabiting and function is evidence of common law rights

    - John Kinnard DC,


  • John Kinnard DC says:

    While Stieg Larsson’s is the named author of the Triligy. Eva’s input and ideas of their dreams and desires should not be ignored. Sweden does not recognise common law, but the evidence of thirty two years of cohabiting and function is evidence of common law rights

    - John Kinnard DC,


  • A. Goldie, Canada says:

    When someone dies, you will see how the vultures pounce on the spoils. Too bad Sweden does not recognize women’s contributions. Glad I don’t live there.

    - A. Goldie, Canada,


    • Canuck, says:

      They were published posthumously… the quiestion still stands: who published them?

      - teri


    • MasterOfReality, says:

      They were published before he died. Pay attention and read for content not emotion.

      - las,


    • M. Duryea, Atlanta, GA, says:

      yes i have heard about assume and i am also a bit tired of people putting their focus on ‘the word’ Rather then What ‘the word’ is saying (look mom, no period) bottom line……? money is the god that will even call a parent to a child? and a brother to a sibling?

      - AdelaideMarie HuMan BEing,


    • L Barcenas, says:

      In many of the states in the US we have something called common law marriage. In my particular state it is after 7 years of cohabitating with your partner. That then would give her the legal rights. I wonder why Sweden doesn’t have something like that.

      - kallyvh77,


  • A. Goldie, Canada says:

    When someone dies, you will see how the vultures pounce on the spoils. Too bad Sweden does not recognize women’s contributions. Glad I don’t live there.

    - A. Goldie, Canada


    • Canuck, says:

      They were published posthumously… the quiestion still stands: who published them?

      - teri


    • MasterOfReality, says:

      They were published before he died. Pay attention and read for content not emotion.

      - las,


    • M. Duryea, Atlanta, GA, says:

      that kind of law stating that if u dont have a will your money and property goes to the government… that’s so backwards. the swedish govt should consider Steig and Eva’s relationship.. They have been together for 32 years…. Being marrried is not only a church wedding.. Being married means so much more… Eva should have full legal rights to Steig’s compilations… they were together when these books were made to life…

      - Maie Roxas,


    • L Barcenas, says:

      BTW Kathleen,How are gay people not “free”? Are they so enslaved by not being able to get married? Most straight people pretend to care about gay issues…most of us don’t give a crap about gays getting married. We are more worried about things that matter ie…our taxes going up, national debt, national security…etc….Get a life loser.

      - Susan Christy,


  • Oblomov says:

    The intellectual rights of the series is jointly owned by the deceased and his partner. The fact Eva Gabrielsson has contributed so strongly should be sufficient grounds to have the court assign the legal rights to the co-author.

    It’s not a gender issue, it’s about the co-author being recognised for the effort and participation in the writing of the books.

    Anyone reading the books or seeing the films can clearly see the enormous amount of feminine attitude and contructive contribution.

    The family should do the right thing having inherited any and all other ssests owned by Steig Larson

    - Oblomov,


  • Oblomov says:

    The intellectual rights of the series is jointly owned by the deceased and his partner. The fact Eva Gabrielsson has contributed so strongly should be sufficient grounds to have the court assign the legal rights to the co-author.

    It’s not a gender issue, it’s about the co-author being recognised for the effort and participation in the writing of the books.

    Anyone reading the books or seeing the films can clearly see the enormous amount of feminine attitude and contructive contribution.

    The family should do the right thing having inherited any and all other ssests owned by Steig Larson

    - Oblomov,


  • Kate Campany, USA says:

    Shame on the Father & Brother!!!! Shame, Shame & Shame on them!

    - Kate Campany, USA,


  • Kate Campany, USA says:

    Shame on the Father & Brother!!!! Shame, Shame & Shame on them!

    - Kate Campany, USA,


  • Roberta, The Netherlands says:

    The father and brother should be deeply ashamed of themselves. They are exactly the kind of greedy, unscrupulous, immoral, reprobate and morally bankrupt crooks Stieg Larsson writes about and from which the whole world is suffering. Appalling!

    - Roberta, The Netherlands,


    • valerie, says:

      I don’t see how you can claim that Sweden has done more for women’s rights than any country in the world, if they don’t even accept common law marriage… and for 32 years. How appalling.

      - M. Duryea, Atlanta, GA,


    • admin says:

      Maybe the ” Master” will learn to WRITE one day

      - Canuck,


    • MPM , says:

      Sweden has done more for womens right, liberation, equality and freedom than any country in the world. He wasn’t married to Eva nor did he wright a will therefor his immediate family will inherit his possesions. Sweden recognize womens contributions far more than Canada ever will.

      - MasterOfReality,


  • Carol PA says:

    I have just finished all 3 books. GREAT! How dare his family. Eva has contributed and stood by Stieg for many years. Obviously he loved her. And just because the law makes it possible his family has chosen to disrespect Stieg and his legacy. Shame on them. They don’t care about him just what they can get from him. Give her what she wants and deserves.

    - Carol PA,


  • Roberta, The Netherlands says:

    The father and brother should be deeply ashamed of themselves. They are exactly the kind of greedy, unscrupulous, immoral, reprobate and morally bankrupt crooks Stieg Larsson writes about and from which the whole world is suffering. Appalling!

    - Roberta, The Netherlands,


    • valerie, says:

      32 years of committment is a lifetime compared to most legal weddings! How ridiculous and unsympathetic of you, Ms. Taylor, to not recognize the time and love they shared together. The courts should honor his life and their shared life together by giving Eva the benefits and control of the entire estate.

      - Sara Smyles,


    • admin says:

      They were not married because he was an investigative journalist subject to death threats and marriage would have required a public record that would have endangered both of them. Yes, he should have made another will, but 32 years of public commitment should be honored rather than the estate going to his estranged family, who are clearly only in it for the money. Gabriellson doesn’t even want the money at this point – she wants to control what happens with the fourth book (and who would know better than her?). It’s appalling that the very thing he wrote about (institutionalized misogyny) is being carried out to his romantic partner.

      - Zee Hyman,


    • MPM , says:

      How thoughtless of you to say so. Of course she should have rights to the estate, they were together for a very long time and chose not to get married to protect themselves. If they had been married they would have been forced to publish their address which could have been dangerous to their lives … do your research before making thoughtless stupid comments.

      - Sarah Johnson,


  • Jay Horgan says:

    What a great shame that Steig’s family did not respect his wishes to look after his partner Eva, after he died. It seems obvious the family were more concerned with guarding their income than looking after you.

    Eva, I don’t know you but I’m sad that you had to go through that after losing what was obviouslynot just the love of your life but your partner in so many things.

    It is obvious you have the support of a great many people worldwide.

    I have recently read two of the Millenium books and Steig had me enthralled from page one. You obviously created the sort of environment to enable him to write so brilliantly.

    It is everyone’s loss but none more than yours.

    - Jay Horgan,


  • Ivette Diaz says:

    If Stieg and Eva had married, this battle wouldn’t be going on. Unfortunatly they didn’t marry so she has no rights…. they should have done things right and married. I understand that for security reasons they didn’t, but since they had chosen not to marry, he should have done a will. maybe…he wouldn’t have wanted Eva to have any of his money…he knew he was going to be publishing a book… which equals money….

    - Ivette Diaz,


    • Vicki , Australia, says:

      Amen

      - MPM


  • Steve H. Enfield CT, USA says:

    I am also one who had hard time following vangar family history in 1st book. If u can get past that , It is then the action picks up. Not since I have read “A power of One” have i been more enthralled in any book let alone 3 in a row. At age 44 i still hold my vigil candle to my future writings clinging to the fact that even the great Ernest Hemingway neve published a book b4 the age of 44. Such talent, Such a loss, Best wishesand good fortune for u Eva. May he R.I.P.

    - Steve H. Enfield CT, USA,


  • Carol M, Fairfield, Ct USA says:

    Eva, – after struggling thru 8 years of a complicated estate fight, the lawyers are the ones who are the winners , and we had a will to work with!!

    People are so greedy when it comes to money and it seems that is what the father and the brother are only interested in. Especially now that the three books have become best sellers and a movie is out.

    Of course, you will benefit (and justly so because of your life together)financially. I wish you all the luck in the world to settle this dispute – as cleverly as Lisbeth would .

    I am looking forward to reading the final installment – book number four

    - Carol M, Fairfield, Ct USA,


  • Edwin Guzman says:

    Good for her, Eva, i think it is morally wrong fot Stieg’s father and brother to be so selfish; she was his life companion and I am sure she helped him write these books. I hope they give in so we could read the fourth and final book; or at least i hope she wins her litigation with them.

    - Edwin Guzman,


  • wohpee says:

    wish I hadn’t of bought any of the books, now, I’ll borrow the other 2! No more of my money to the father and brother. I’m not going to the movie, either.

    - wohpee,


    • S Jackson says:

      So many people die without a will because they don’t think they’re going to die just yet. 32 years together, and they worked on the books together, I can’t imagine he would want the father that didn’t raise him (he was raised by his grandparents until he was approx 11 I think) and a brother he had nothing to do with. Shame on their greed.

      - Vicki , Australia,


  • Ms. Darling says:

    I’m certain the situation explained above is much more complicated than that, and I can certainly appreciate each person’s belief that they are doing the right thing and what Steig would have wanted. However, my support goes to Eva Gabrielsson, Larsson’s friend, confidante and lover of many years. She was the closest person to him; she was by his side at the beginning and during the writing of his three books. I have no doubt that if Steig had left a will, he would have named Eva as the executor of his entire estate, including the books and magazine. The way it has played out so far — with Steig?s father and brother in charge and Eva completely left out ? is far from what Steig would have wanted. It?s sad that the three people involved haven?t been able to work out a fair agreement between them since Steig?s untimely passing. Ah families. They can be so great and so terrible, often at the same time.

    - Ms. Darling,


  • Sbro says:

    I think Stiegs father and brother are being absolutely selfish!! And are giving themselves a bad name in the eye of the public, death in a family should never cause this must hassle and money always blinds people and turns them greedy and heartless, they should be thinking of their son/brother and what he would have wanted they should at least give his life partner the rights of the books if not nothing else! You have taken everything else that was his have a heart and give her the rights! SHAME ON YOU!

    - Sbro,


  • Odysseus Grant says:

    The obvious solution was for Larsson to write a will designating his partner Garielsson as his executor of the estate and having it witnessed. As he was keeping his address secret because of fear of his life, it seems highly irresponsible of him to leave his personal affairs in such shabby condition. No, he didn’t plan on dying, but he was receving threats.

    - Odysseus Grant,


  • Jeff Mason says:

    I hope Eva has a backup! If she has that one main laptop, and it dies, POOF! It’s all gone.

    I also believe Stieg would have named her executress of his will, and I believe the father and brother are being too unreasonable. They should get a mediator and work out the issues. Again: I hope there is a GOOD BACKUP of the laptop!

    - Jeff Mason,


    • Brenda Williams, says:

      good idea, and every one who Already Has a book……pass it onalso ask your local libraries to stock not only the book but the videos.

      - AdelaideMarie HuMan BEing,


  • Uffda JE says:

    Did not sound like Stieg was close to his father and brother in life. Thus, now that that Stieg is no longer with us the greed that happens when someone dies rears it ugly head. The father and brother should not have any rights to the estate of Stieg Larsson. Now they want and will profit from the success of Stieg and Eva collaborations, they had NOTHING TO DO WITH THE HARD WORK and danger that Stieg and Eva endured. AGAIN THE FATHER AND BROTHER SHOULD NOT PROFIT, BENEFIT FROM Stieg’s success.

    - Uffda JE,


  • Mikael Blomkvist says:

    If Lisbeth Salander were a living being she would have kicked their arses over the horizon by now.Disgusting, greedy, sanctimonious people! And they call this family!

    - Mikael Blomkvist,


    • Jim Mac Aulay, says:

      Unbelievable!! I hope she does have a backup. Mr. Larsson’s father and brother are being greedy. It is a shame that Mr. Larsson didn’t have his affairs in order.

      - Brenda Williams,


  • admin says:

    Take the money, let us read the fourth book!


  • KAYE W. TYSON says:

    EVA IS THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SERIES. NOT THE FATHER OR THE BROTHER. THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.

    - KAYE W. TYSON,


  • Toni says:

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – a great story .The Swedish crime authors are the best at the moment, incl Stieg Larsson and H. Mankell.

    - Toni,


  • Jo says:

    What is wrong with people ??? She was hs partner all those years. Its SHAME SHAME SHAME on the father & brother. Greedy buggers

    - Jo,


  • the girl with the octopus temporary tat says:

    well now we know who the Vangers were inspired by.

    - the girl with the octopus temporary tat,


    • admin says:

      Very true. Unfortunately Swedish law for common law partners apparently mirrors similar situations in many other countries.

      - Jim Mac Aulay,


    • HH, says:

      Greed knows no bounds……..you can choose your friends and decide who is your enemy. Family you are born with and into. One word to his surviving kin. SHAME.Maybe when the dust settles and they start squabbling with each other like starving rats in a barren warren, they will see sanity and not be consumed by GREEDUSA

      - Stranger,


  • Reddreds in GeorgiaUSA says:

    Guds Will have the last say . hang in there Eva. Swedish version the best. Happy birthday Dr. Martin Luther KIng.

    - Reddreds in GeorgiaUSA,


  • Lindsay says:

    I hope she get’s the rights, good for her for holding her own.

    - Lindsay,


  • Lindsay says:

    I hope she get’s the rights, good for her for holding her own.

    - Lindsay,


  • cheryl Minnesota says:

    I am glad she is holding her own. She was part of the books and lived with him for 30 some years she should get everything. She was more to Stieg then his own flesh and blood!!!

    I can’t wait to read the next book but not until she gets what is fair.

    - cheryl Minnesota,


    • Leslie Minnesota, says:

      I agree,I await expectantly for the fourth book. Get that book out,EVA!DO NOT WORRY about the FATHER and brother! Stieg was well over the age of consent!!!XXX You are his woman and you just operate as such!I’d investigate them both

      -whenever there are enemies present

      -INVESTIGATE!!!

      - Jen.F,


  • Emilie says:

    Just finished reading Girl With the Dragon Tattoo & have already started Girl Who Played With Fire. Great books, I have the third one on my kindle to start as soon as I finish this one…hate to think they will come to an end. Eva needs to continue her fight. I hope she wins!

    - Emilie,


  • Emilie says:

    Just finished reading Girl With the Dragon Tattoo & have already started Girl Who Played With Fire. Great books, I have the third one on my kindle to start as soon as I finish this one…hate to think they will come to an end. Eva needs to continue her fight. I hope she wins!

    - Emilie,


  • Ana says:

    If indeed the author had planned a ten book series and Eva knows enough of Steig’s thought processes, she could conspire with another writer to finish the series, it would be an interesting endeavor.

    - Ana,


  • Ana says:

    If indeed the author had planned a ten book series and Eva knows enough of Steig’s thought processes, she could conspire with another writer to finish the series, it would be an interesting endeavor.

    - Ana,


  • Niki says:

    I have just finished all three books, and am now having withdrawal symptoms! If Eva worked with Stieg on the books and has the fourth partly finished, I think that she should continue the series. After 32 years with her partner, she knows better than anyone what he had planned for the future publications. Go for it, Eva, and put us all our of our misery. Don’t let two petty, money-grubbing men stand in your way. Lisbeth wouldn’t! Good Luck.

    - Niki,


    • tosuze, says:

      so true

      - ,


  • Niki says:

    I have just finished all three books, and am now having withdrawal symptoms! If Eva worked with Stieg on the books and has the fourth partly finished, I think that she should continue the series. After 32 years with her partner, she knows better than anyone what he had planned for the future publications. Go for it, Eva, and put us all our of our misery. Don’t let two petty, money-grubbing men stand in your way. Lisbeth wouldn’t! Good Luck.

    - Niki,


    • tosuze, says:

      Yes

      - I totally agree.

      - Leslie Minnesota,


  • Laura Maldonado, 28 January 2012 says:

    I just finished reading the three books within 2 and a half weeks and they were brilliant! I think that it is deplorable that his father and brother should have not declaired Eva as Steig’s wife after she spent 32 years working and living with him. They have no right to his lifes work and are depriving the world of his last book! Greed is such an ugly thing but the world is round and what goes around, comes around! Eva, I am sorry for your loss and I am of the feeling that the Swedish government should look at the length of time the two of you lived together and amend their laws to recognize long term partners. 32 years living together is a long term commitment that now day’s most marriages don’t to arrive at!

    - Laura Maldonado, 28 January 2012,


  • Lynn Meyerts says:

    Relatives,sometimes do things just to be spiteful,surely,Eva finishing the next book could not do any harm to them or to Steig’s trilogy,only enhance it,I feel.We all look forward to this next episode,so I hope they can come to their senses and allow it to be written by Eva,I will look forward to that.It really should remind everyone,they must do a will,no matter how old you are.Good luck Eva.Cheers

    - Lynn Meyerts,


    • Lynn Meyers, says:

      I’m in the middle of reading the third book in the trilogy and am absolutely hooked! The idea of it all ending with ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’ is unimaginable, with the cause being one mainly of pure greed…it’s bad enough the world is without the talents of Steig Larsson. Must it be subjected to yet another example of money bringing out the very worst in people? Eva! I’m with you! Stick to your guns! Don’t let other people’s greed intimidate you from doing what you know is right! Righteous Women—and Men!—need to stick together when it comes to this kind of injustice!

      - Monica Alexander,


  • deb baker says:

    The 4th book just has to be published!! I just finished the 3rd book and definitely want more!!

    deb

    - deb baker,


    • Monica Alexander, says:

      yes, to all who support Eva. she should have the right to Stieg’s “everything”.

      - tosuze,


  • Laura Maldonado, 28 January 2012 says:

    I just finished reading the three books within 2 and a half weeks and they were brilliant! I think that it is deplorable that his father and brother should have not declaired Eva as Steig’s wife after she spent 32 years working and living with him. They have no right to his lifes work and are depriving the world of his last book! Greed is such an ugly thing but the world is round and what goes around, comes around! Eva, I am sorry for your loss and I am of the feeling that the Swedish government should look at the length of time the two of you lived together and amend their laws to recognize long term partners. 32 years living together is a long term commitment that now day’s most marriages don’t to arrive at!

    - Laura Maldonado, 28 January 2012,


  • Lynn Meyerts says:

    Relatives,sometimes do things just to be spiteful,surely,Eva finishing the next book could not do any harm to them or to Steig’s trilogy,only enhance it,I feel.We all look forward to this next episode,so I hope they can come to their senses and allow it to be written by Eva,I will look forward to that.It really should remind everyone,they must do a will,no matter how old you are.Good luck Eva.Cheers

    - Lynn Meyerts,


    • Lynn Meyers, says:

      I’m in the middle of reading the third book in the trilogy and am absolutely hooked! The idea of it all ending with ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’ is unimaginable, with the cause being one mainly of pure greed…it’s bad enough the world is without the talents of Steig Larsson. Must it be subjected to yet another example of money bringing out the very worst in people? Eva! I’m with you! Stick to your guns! Don’t let other people’s greed intimidate you from doing what you know is right! Righteous Women—and Men!—need to stick together when it comes to this kind of injustice!

      - Monica Alexander,


  • deb baker says:

    The 4th book just has to be published!! I just finished the 3rd book and definitely want more!!

    deb

    - deb baker,


    • Monica Alexander, says:

      yes, to all who support Eva. she should have the right to Stieg’s “everything”.

      - tosuze,


  • Hubi says:

    Everyone complaining about the family are missing the point. They maybe a bunch of greedy hobos, but regardless, until the law in Sweden catches up to the rest of the modern world where defacto status does actually count, there will be no continuation of the series. Time for change Sweden. Consider the more imprtant situation where the people invloved include young children and a first wife may dominate entitlement. Time to press for change

    - Hubi,


    • D Eltherington, says:

      Sorry,My name is Lynn Meyers,(a typing era.)

      - Lynn Meyers,


  • Hubi says:

    Everyone complaining about the family are missing the point. They maybe a bunch of greedy hobos, but regardless, until the law in Sweden catches up to the rest of the modern world where defacto status does actually count, there will be no continuation of the series. Time for change Sweden. Consider the more imprtant situation where the people invloved include young children and a first wife may dominate entitlement. Time to press for change

    - Hubi,


    • D Eltherington, says:

      Sorry,My name is Lynn Meyers,(a typing era.)

      - Lynn Meyers,


  • victor lourdes says:

    question: how much did lisbeth return to mikhail for the advance of 50,000?

    - victor lourdes,


  • victor lourdes says:

    question: how much did lisbeth return to mikhail for the advance of 50,000?

    - victor lourdes,


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