Is there a 4th book?
I have just heard that Stieg Larsson left a 4th book in his laptop and that his girlfriend wants to have it published. Has anyone heard the story? Is it true????
Posted by Vicente-Curitiba/Brazil in Curitiba – Brazil , 20 February 2009
91 comments on “Is there a 4th book?”
I don’t know. But I hope so!!
Posted by Angela in Hengelo Nederland ,
Yes, there was a half finished 4th book on Stieg’s laptop when he died. Noone knows if it will ever be published. See the thread I started about it for more details.
Posted by Micael ,
yes he has a fourth book in his laptop, which his girlfriend has kept hidden since he died because she wanted to help stieg to complete the fourth book. But his father and brother won´t let her publish it. so she keeps it hidden until they let her do it. But personally i don´t think its going to get out on the market. so, don´t start hoping..
Posted by Bjoern Adolfsson in Munkfors, Sweden ,
… may be there will a problem with the rights, that’s what I’ve heard about it…
Posted by marta tellez in rome, italy ,
I haven’t heard about that but I’m crossing my fingers and hoping it’s true!
Posted by Thaís Martins in BRAZIL ,
Yes, there is a fourth book.
Stieg and Eva spent their entire adult lives together, but never married. His brother and father have cheated Eva out of every single nickle (we’re talking hundreds of millions of dollars), tried to evict her from the appartement she and Stieg shared and also made changes to the books on their own whim (for instance changing namnes of characters based on real persons because they happen to dislike these persons).
Eva however owns the laptop with the fourth novel and has for years refused to hand it over. Hopefully she will find a way to publish it herself.
Posted by Wim in GB ,
mayb its da sugar talkin, but what if – and i noe its by far da craziest thought you’ve ever read on these boards- she wrote it?
I wodnt wanna read it then!
Posted by anoud al muhairi in dubai, uae ,
I’ve heard there’s TWO more books? Ooh, what an untimely death! I do hope Eva finds a way to publish it/them. I will hold my fingers crossed.
Posted by dana burton in uk ,
Please, I need more Millenium…I really hope so!
Posted by Diego in Montevideo, Uruguay ,
Gosh I did not know Sweden was behind the times with archaic laws. Where is the respect for common law wive’s? This is a disgrace, do something now as many other defacto’s must also be suffering at the hands of malicious inlaw’s.
Posted by Robyn Buus Pedersen in Perth Western Australia ,
Would be great to read another book of Stieg Larsson, Millenium was one of the best books I`ve ever read
Posted by Hernan in Argentina ,
i love the books where can i get the girl who kicked the nornets nest rosemary granthamatt.net
Posted by in ridglensland miss ,
This story sounds like one of Stieg’s own books. If it’s true I would buy the 4th book, even if it was no good, or not Stieg’s work, as long as the funds went to help Eva. Lisbeth certainly wouldn’t have stood up for this awful treatment and the story of her revenge would make a great book4 or book5!
Posted by millenium lover in Scotland ,
What a loss to readers all over the world. I hope all works out for Eva, she deserves the best. I just finished The Girl That Played With Fire, and I hated to turn to the last page.
Posted by Joan Hiller in Toledo Ohio ,
stupid Stieg should have left a will – he wasn’t 25, he was 50. Yes, I hope there’s a 4th book, too.
Posted by millenium fan, in London ,
I read the first two books on my Kindle, and certainly hope that when the 3rd book is released in English, that it will also be available for the Kindle. It has been the most wonderful read of the 1st two books, that I just can’t want to read the 3rd But hopefully the 4th (and perhaps a 5th) can be finished by Eva and Swedish laws change to recognize her as his rightful “wife”, and take it all away from the incredibly greedy stupid family that has fought her on every front.
Posted by Charles Wilkes in San Jose, Calif., USA ,
Well, we can ask Lisbeth Salander if she wants to steal the books from Eva’s laptop , and share them with us
Posted by Marco in Italty ,
I Just can not believe the Eva is getting taken advantaged by her father and brother in laws, I certainly hope that the Swedish Government will intervene on Eva behalf for I believe it is a great injustice.A spouse should, no must !!!have preference over her in-laws. and the in-laws have no right to change names in an other persons work for The story becomes distorted.
“Eva sic Lisbeth after them”
Posted by John J.W.Walsh in St. Gervais ,QC, Canada ,
Just about finished the second book, The Girl Who Played With Fire. These novels are fantastic. Hate to finish reading it. It has just come out in Canada and I cannot yet get the third one.
Pretty difficult to understand Sweden’s laws. Doesn’t long-term common law relationships count for anything. Canadian laws consider a couple (heterosexual or gay) to be equivalent to married after just a year or two together. Wow, hope his life partner (Eva?) wins this one.
Posted by Gena MacIntyre in Dartmouth, NS, Canada ,
I would hope that if there is a fourth book it is printed and Eva gets the money but then it should dtop
she or anyone else should not ghost write it!! look at what happened with Virginia Andrews. She only wrote a couple of the series and most of her books are written after her death in her name by someone else and tehy are all the same and no imagination
Posted by a chowdhury in reading uk ,
Why dont they just shoo…the farther and brother they are cowards, they sound like they could be (Zalachenko & Niedermann) and leave Salander alone,I mean Eva
( Leave the girl be, you two no goods)
We wont more Millennium…Go Girl go…..Lee Matheson
Posted by Posted by pissed off in BC in Vancouver ,
I´m waiting for the 3rd book, september 12. I love, love, love Lisbeth. Wish Eva can call her to make a revenge on Larsson´s family.
Posted by Regina F. Bretz in Petrópolis-RJ- Brasil ,
Just finished “The Girl who Played With Fire” Loved both the first 2 books!! Can’t wait for the third book and maybe the fourth. What a shame his life was cut so short. A real loss of talent.
Posted by Hazel Stileski in Waterford, Michigan ,
The law needs a bright line for things like inheritance. Face it: he didn’t marry her and he didn’t put her in a will. Getting the courts involved in every claim like this would be a nightmare.
She may own the laptop, but the estate owns the intangible intellectual property of the fourth book’s copyright. She needs to hand it over. They’ve been pretty patient with her up to now.
Posted by Mike in Oosaka ,
Don’t you just love greedy grasping relatives … and how moronic is the Swedish legal system for allowing this to happen!
Posted by Dave Marshall in Cumbria ,
I feel womiting on both of them,as well on the Swedish law!!
Posted by maria in south africa ,
Sweden has very liberal laws accepting the rights of partners living together the same as married couples, but there are other issues going on in this case. They never married since he had a very public role as anti-right wing and was very outspoken against the new nazi movement and did receive threats (a colleague was assassinated). Not marrying and getting her name in the ledgers was a way of protecting her. Let’s just hope all ends up well, the fight isn’t over. Unfortunately, as much as I want it, I don’t think we’ll see the fourth book for a long time, if ever.
Posted by Nin in New York ,
I really hope we can get a 4th book, the Millenium books are FANTASTIC, what a sad loos to lose this Author
Posted by Maureen Falkingham in Dundee, Scotland ,
You can help Eva:
He also left the unfinished manuscript of the fourth novel, and synopses of the fifth and sixth in the series, which was intended to contain an eventual total of… ten books!
Me han gustado muuuucho las tres novelas…
Posted by Hector Caraballo in Madrid ,
But folks, when its over, its over, and maybe that’s the respect the man and his work deserve?
Posted by Jayela in UK ,
it is not easy to define who is right or not but it is shamefull that father & brother does not share such a big revenue that they recieve from as a godsend.shame on them
Posted by roland in brussels ,
if the laptop is her’s and she’s got the book on it-without copyright- i think that s easy to get it published and at least donate half the earnings to children’s societies or something…the law is clear
Posted by NC in Malta ,
wonderful! lets please all help Eva! I think this is a great initiative and I hope that there will be many people who will support her and recognize her. Behind every great man there is a strong woman. I’d like to thank her for supporting him to give such wonderfull books to us.
Posted by Wildcat in Germany ,
Is it really fact that his father and brother are not sharing with Eva the rewards from the Millenium novels??? Let alone everything else he had already published?
Posted by Reysie,
And now, the people in Sweden who own the rights for the movies want to sell them to some US studios interested in filming AGAIN!!!! the three movies, but Hollywood style. They are saying that maybe even the story in these new movies is not going to take place in Sweden but in Canada or in another country. I don’t think it’s fair that this great story suddenly is transformed into something else, just because the greedy producers and Stieg Larsson’s relatives.
Posted by Renata in Mexico City ,
I have loved all three of these books and feel extremely disappointed if this is the end of the story. For a man who wrote so well about social issues and portrayed women so equally as heroines I can not understand how his life partner could have been left so poorly provided for. Perhaps it was as simple as not having got around to writing a will but I too am amazed that a country apparently so modern and socialist does not have a common law treating them as married. In New Zealand after 2yrs living together you are treated the same as a married couple. Hope the family issues all work out with fairness and justice as do Stieg’s novels and that we do indeed see another book.
Posted by Lyn in Auckland, New Zealand ,
I read the tree volumes and now I’m lost…
Posted by ana dewinter in antwerp ,
I hope that there is a 4th book. I’m reading the 3rd book now…plsssssssss be a 4th
Posted by Sonya in Australa ,
Bad Greed – father and brother thieving Eva of her rightful property.
Good Greed – MORE MILLENNIUM please – I just finished the third book in two days and that’s because I paced myself to make it last. IT IS OUTSTANDING.
Posted by Palmira Arias-Simson in Sydney, Australia ,
I wouldn’t mind a 4th book, but I believe that the 3rd book is a good ending to the series (Lisbeth finally being free)
Posted by Kenji in London ,
The 3rd book was a good ending but, there was so much more to come.
Just finished so this may be withdrawal symptoms but a 4th would be tremendous. So ironic that the law seems not to have protected key female in his life
Posted by Joe in Sunderland ,
Please stop giving information about the content of the film and 3rd book, sorry I read this thread now
Posted by Anto in Dublin ,
Eva needs a good lawyer
Posted by Anna in Hamilton ,
Although his tree books are pleasant to read and full of suspense but somewhere there should be an end. I’ve enjoyed reading about Kalle and Lisbeth and there adventures.
Posted by Daniël in Brugge – Belgium – Europe ,
I just finished reading the first two and am looking forward to the third with relish – its due in the US at the end of October – I’m just finding out about the possible 4th, but am not holding my breath. So sorry that the author met with such an unfortunate early demise – he was a truly talented writer. Shame on his greedy family for keeping us from his last works!
Posted by Laurel in Los Angeles, California USA ,
Dear Laurel,,,and others who belive in this untrue story We are not greedy. The girlfreind, Eva refuses to take money as a gift from us. She will not talk or meet us. What shall we do?…but she has a god story.
There is a lot of money for her too…if she wants them.
Posted by Erland in Umeå ,
To solve all this matter all you have to do is the “right thing”. No matter what the law says, give Eva that is hers (everything) a let HER decide what to you to the remaining Larssons. Do you have the ball or its just about money?
Posted by Vicente Ribeiro in São Paulo, Brazil ,
Just finished the 3rd book. I REALLY had to pace myself to let it last! The first 3 books were just the introduction to the characters, Slander, Bromkvist, Armansky, Berger, Figuerola, etc. It would have been a great series like Agatha Christie’s Poirot or Fleming’s Bond but with our current issues, if he could have kept on writing. what a shame.
But isn’t there any writer out there with the similar originality as Stieg Larsson to pick up the baton and keep on writing this truely great book?? It should be a win win situation for all invloved.
Also I hope they don’t go for the hollywood movie. Maybe a drama series but the number of plots and characters are too many to fit into a max 2 and half hour movie. Unless they start cutting things out, which will ruin it. Anyway, if they do something it should be done in Sweden, I think.
Posted by Michael Nagata in London ,
Awesome books… So very sad to discover whilst reading number book 2 , that the author died!
Cant get enough of this story! Please Larsson family, allow the 4th book to be finished , for Stieg’s sake !!
If you truly have offered Eva ALL that is LEGALLY hers, why is there a problem !
She was Stiegs LIFE partner, she shoukld be entitled to ALL the income from his books…
Posted by justjospain in Murcia ,
I’ve read the 3 books in 10 days. They´re absolutely adictive material, once you start you can´t stop. It happened to me that I was reading while stopping for a minute at the traffic lights on the way to my job!. The most serious problem is abstinence: as you know from the beggining Larsson is dead, and you are running to the end, hoping you never reach it…
Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander will be gone forever at the last page.
But the point I want to add to this forum is that all the 3 books are a complex net, pointing at something in the center… and we will never know what was it!!. Larsson constantly leaves aparently unintended loosing detils everywere, but then, he will go over every detail and links them all neatly in a brilliant manner.After the 3rd book, I still have several unconnected “details”, and knowing his style, you clearly know this has been done intentionally. May be this genius died (or was killed?) taking away the key with him (or he told it to someone?). Undoubtedly, Larsson is Blomkvist, he is allways in danger, he is a journalist, he likes to reveal secrets, even when he could harm powerfull people. Maybe all the books are a frame to bring light into a mystery from real life.
As a matter of facts, it seemed to me that the episode of Libeth´s brother´s end is done in a different style, like hurried. I imagine Larsson being pressed for some reason and finishing that part abruptly. The character is so complex and has so much to say, he has done a grate effort to preserve it, so many details in his escape, and they just meet and after a struggle he is defeated. The same happens with the lawyer that administrates her fortune… several pages to bring up the guy, he has been mentioned several times before… and nothing happened.
Anyway, now anyone could adduce being the bearer of the end of the story, or at least a layout. And several endings cuold come up. In fact Millenium is a team of freelance writers. Assuming the real Eva is Eva, someone is Lisbeth, and there are several other people knowing parts of the story.
Posted by Zenon in Buenos Aires ,
Sorry, I meant Eva might be Erika.
I read here that Lisbeth came to Stieg´s mind from a character (pipi) that was part of his childhood. I was thinking that he might also be Lisbeth. He might proyect his childhood´s wishes in the character. So we have the grown up Stieg (Mikael), and the conflicted child, Lisbeth, who is also Stieg. As far as I understood from the real life version, Stieg’s father and brother are the bad guys, who want to cheat on Eva to get the copyrights of the 4th. In my way of seeing, they are Zalachenko and the big boy, Salander’s half brother. I would like to know something about Stieg´s mother
Posted by Zenon in Buenos Aires ,
I would love to see English language films made from the books. Good actors, great production values… the books deserve the exposure in the English speaking world. Subtitles and bad voice overs are not what the books deserve.
Russell Crowe would be a fabulous Mikael…
Posted by macca in New York ,
Just finished the 3rd part. No sentimentality in a thoroughly satisfactory conclusion but in drawing a line under the main theme of the trilogy leaves plenty of scope for further development in all sorts of areas. Can only hope there is a 4th volume which sees the light of day- what about a story which throws some light on Camilla’s history? A bitter irony that Larsson’s family seem to be acting as repressively as the society which abused Lisbeth
Posted by Jeff. Booton in Walsall ,
Has anyone heard anything else about the rumour that the trilogy is to be made into a “Hollywood” movie? If so who do you think would play the lead roles of Lisbeth and Mikael? Just a thought!!!
Posted by Paul in Livingston, Scotland ,
No! there shouldn’t be any Hollywood movies made off them they will ruin everything. I agree with zenon from Buenos Aires. I too hope theres a four book but if there isnt it doesnt matter because the three ive read were the best books ever and i am a person who hated reading. Rest in peace Stieg. Live in peace eva.
Posted by teresa in surbiton in England ,
truth is on this site, the father and brother control the estate, have offered a lot of money to the spouse, but she wants control of the work… five year battle, not over.
sigh, too bad…
Posted by gavin dickinson (found it easily) in sonoma ca ,
Have just read the second book – picked it up in the library. Wish I had read the first one beforehand but never mind will catch up with it sometime as you can follow what has happened from book 2. Will now go out and find book 3.
Posted by Chris Corker in Boston UK ,
I finished the 3rd book. It was great!!!
Posted by Dave McLellan in Vancouver,Canada ,
This is what I read on the net.
He also left the unfinished manuscript of the fourth novel, and synopses of the fifth and sixth in the series, which was intended to contain an eventual total of ten books.
Posted by Mohan in Auckland, NZ ,
Read all 3 books, completed the 3rd book last night – amazing! I will treasure these books and would no doubt pick them up again one day! I’m satisfied with the ending of the 3rd book, will also keep you wondering about Blomkvist & Salanders’ friendship/relationship… I am having withdrawal symptoms already! Would be great if the 4th book came out but if not, it’s okay… Most brilliant author I have ever come across – RIP…
Posted by O Heuvel in Cape Town, South Africa ,
I’ve just completed the third book in this fantastic series and I’m also experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Lisbeth Salander is an amazing creation. I do hope that the legal wrangles are sorted and the 4th book is published.
Posted by Nora in Dunedin, NZ ,
The best 3 books I have ever read.
P.S. If anyone wants to trust me with sorting out their financial billions, I’d be more than happy to assist.
Posted by Big Frank in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, UK ,
I was given the second book for Christmas and started to read it on my way home. For the first time in my life, I was stopped by strangers anxious to talk about a book I was reading. They could stop talking about how good the first book was–I assured them that I felt the same and that the second was just as wonderful. Release schedule in the US is way behind the rest of the world, luckily I found the third book (in English) in a bookstore in Denmark. Could not put it down either. Good thing I had time to spare on planes and in airports over the holidays or I would not have gotten any work done at home. I will read the series again. Compliments as well to the translator.
Posted by JJ in Newport Beach, CA ,
I traded a patricia cornwell book whilst on a tour of china with an american group. The american friend asked my opinion of the book when I had read it and I found the first book the most riveting book I have ever . My husband bought me the next two books for christmas and once again I am completely engrossed. finished the second and now the third entices me.I usually can read a book very quickly but one cannot miss a line as there is so much information there.Truly the most amazing books I have ever read. So sad that there is a fourth on the computer. I am sure that Lisa Salander would be able to get it off somehow without anyone knowing!!!I am now ready to e mail my american friend to give her my opinion.
Posted by j murphy in leeds england ,
Just finished the 2nd book: “The Girl who Played with Fire”– and all of the above– all true regarding not being able to put down the 2 books.
Love this series. I was schizo regarding trying to read fast and slowing down at the same time– to prolong the experience of the Lisbeth story.
She is indeed the heroine of our times. Thank you, Stieg. As with everything, there is a beginning and an ending– the 3rd book may be the end of a beautiful thing.
Posted by Jocelyn in Livingston, NJ ,
Just finished the 3rd book and it was great as was the previous 2. I hope Eva can find a way to publish the 4th book. Best read ever.
Posted by Dianne Lawrence in Sebastopol ,
I hope Eva can find a way to publish the 4th book too
Posted by Michele in Padova IT ,
The father and the brother are a pair of thiefs
Posted by ACV in Mexico City ,
I am writting it!
Posted by Geoff in oswestry ,
When I read his first two books in Dec. 09, I couldn’t beleive the third book was not to be published in the United States until May, 2010.
I went to AMAZON UK .COM I ordered it, it came in less than two weeks. Now everyone at work is reading it. Jacqi Killeen California United States
Posted by Jacqi Killeen in Ontario, Calif. USA ,
I finished the 3rd book last weekend and am experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
They are the kind of read that you cannot put down but do not want to end! Now I am looking forward to the release of the first film in the UK in March.
Posted by Maurice Fitzgerald in Crewe ,
I have just read all 3 books and like zenon experiencing withdrawal symptoms…………..they transported me to another world and i was introduced to characters so real that i felt they were my friends …..oh how empty my days will be now!!!!! How I wish there were more to read….I hope the forth book gets published………….what an untimely death of so young a man!!
Posted by Anne Ross in Dublin ,
As someone has already said, a mini TV series would be do each book more justice than any film, even 3 hrs long. On the other hand, how many books have been ruined by the wrong characterisation (e.g. Elisabeth George’s Inspector Linley series, where the TV characters are nothing like the originals, plus much has been left out, e.g. Deborah, presumably because there isn’t enough time to develop the characters)? I personally would prefer not to see these books as a film, as I couldn’t even begin to imagine which actors and actresses they’d use – it would have to be someone totally unknown for Lisbeth, that’s for sure. I like to use my own imagination. I am 3/4 way through the 2nd book, and when the third book is finished, that’ll be it. It was a great read!
Posted by Maddy Peters in Luxembourg ,
It’s true that Stieg Larsson wrote a fourth book before he died. Suddenly Stieg Larsson died, and the book wasn’t ready written. His girlfriend and his family will not publish this book. Therefore i made this group on Facebook called “We want Stieg Larsson’s fourth book in the Millenium collection”. The members and I want to show his family and dear ones that we really love this collection of books. If you want to support us, beacome a member.
Posted by Mimmi Nguyen in Vennesla, Norway ,
I finished all books last year and LOVED IT!!
i really want the 4 book!!!!!!!!
Posted by Lucas in Rio Preto ,Brazil ,
I read books 1 & 2 in four days while on holiday and immediately pre-orderd the 3rd from amazon. This I took three days to read…. Some very late nights/early mornings.
Everyone I know that has read even one of the trilogy say the same thing, like me, hey were unable to put the books down.
Maybe Eva should look to publish book 4 somewhere other than Sweden…..
Posted by Trefor Griffith in Bakewell, UK ,
I would love to see his outlines for the reaming six books. As for book four, if Eva feel she can never publish the book, then maybe she should leak it here, or on wikileaks, along with the outline.
Posted by JLW in Chicago ,
All I can say is that I have been unable to find crime thriller books as good as these for so many years now (and hundreds of books!)- and if there are no more books to come – all others pale into insignificance and I suspect it may take much longer to find anything better than the trilogy! How depressing…..
Posted by JT in Manchester, England ,
I read the 3 books in 3 weeks and was disappointed in the ending. What happened to Camilla, Erika, Mikael and Lisbeth? I need to know!!
Posted by jen in hong kong ,
…and what about Lisbeth’s half brother who, according to Zala, looks after the family business in a branch at Tallin?? Will he come seeking Lisbeth to take revenge?? maybe it’s all in the 4th book….poor Lisbeth, with all those half brothers and sisters she’ll never have any peace!!
Posted by Michhi Gia in Perth Western Australia ,
I understand that Eva was offered £1.75m ($3m) to settle. I know none of the ins and outs of the issues here, but this would provide for her I think we’d all agree.
It would be really really wonderful if the fourth book could be released, and perhaps someone could complete the ten books based on Larsson’s plans; or even just the plans could be released ‘as is’.
I’d actually like to read some of the other things he’s written – as a journalist – though perhaps they are too technical & just within the Swedish political arena?
Anyway, if the family & Eva read this, please consider the legacy Steig left; bringing pleasure to millions of people (literally).
It would be nice for them and for him if his brilliant plan & further installments could come to further fruition.
Posted by Tom in Leeds, UK ,
Read all 3 books months ago and experienced an immediate loss and wish for more. Lisbeth is truly a hero/icon for this age regardless of gender. Lisbeth is especially to be watched since she is female and supposedly defenseless or at least at the mercy of this 21st century world of power and greed that oesn’t hesitate to steamroll over any individual. But Lisbeth shows where the system’s weaknesses are (the powerful cyber machines that control, and disguise, the flow of money and influence, and that hide their secrets in abstract accounting trails) and illustrate that even the outwardly insignificant and seemingly laughable meek ones can mask extremely leveling talents. All this in Lisbeth is so delightful.
Posted by havana jack in santa barbara, California ,
Since Eva was a close companion of Steig’s and she personally knows some of the contents of the proposed fourth book, but is prohibited from completing it, why can’t she write it under her name with collaboration from Steig? A clever lawyer would know how to parse it. C’mon, get it completed? Thanks.
Posted by Dolly Loftin in Phoenix, Arisona, USA ,
No one plans to die young – it’s a shame Steig didn’t leave a will. It’s also a shame that Sweden doesn’t have a decent law regarding domestic relationships. I read on Wikipedia that there was a fourth book (heard nothing about any other books) in manuscript. It’s sad to hear Eva’s plight. I absolutely love the first two books and am eagerly awaiting the 3rd to come out in English in May. It would be nice to read future books if in fact they do exist.
Posted by Lisa Trotta in Enfield, CT, USA ,
The third book is already out in English.
Stieg certainly seemed like an amazing guy, I wish he hadn’t died so young. Who knows the amazing books he would have written, I’m told he planned to write at least ten books.
I can only hope to vaguely follow in this mans footsteps.
Posted by lee van katwyk in guernsey ,
I loved the first two books and now half way through the 3rd. I couldn’t wait for it to come to the US so I ordered it from Amazon UK. I amsorry that Stig Larsson died so early. IF there is a 4th book I cannot wait for it to come out. Lisbeth Salander is my favourite heroine so far.
Posted by Nilo Bolden in Santa Monica, CA ,
the 3 books are so hot on best seller lists, so the publishers are sitting on them with no enthusiasm about the 4th book. I think the 4th book will surface eventually, but no in foreseeable future. i give it at least 5 years before the 4th book comes out
Posted by Jared in Beijing, China ,
I have all 3 of Steig’s books on audible – unabridged and was fascinated by all 3 – It was only on enquiring after a fourth book that I was advised that he had died suddenly. I was totally despondent at the news. However, I cannot believe that there is no further book coming – after all, where is Camilla? and Mikael and Lisbet belong to each other. At least I now have the pleasure of reading all 3 books having only listened to them for hours at a time on Audible. In this connection I must praise the reader (unfortunately his name excapes me at the moment) His description of the Tornado in Granada kept me rooted to the spot. His clever alterations of voice and tone of each character is amazing and I intend to follow his career also. I shall be coming back to this notice board with his name and personal thanks for his ability to infuse Steigs characters with life. Steigs work deserves to carry on but it has to be by someone worthy of him
Posted by Margaret Coulcher in Epping, U.K. ,
Larsson in fact wrote an outline for 10 novels to the Milennium series and only managed to finish 3. What a loss to the literary community but nonetheless his novels should end with him. Anything would be a pale imitation. Only he knew what he had in store for them.
Posted by Stephanie in Las Vegas ,
I’ve read that this fourth book that Eva has is really the fifth book, so logically, there is no fourth book. I also have read that his parents gave him up to his grandparents because they, his parents, were too poor to raise him until he was nine years old. So, he was certainly with Eva a whole lot longer than the father and this younger brother who inherited. Poor Eva. Good for her, though, for standing pat on the book in the computer.
Posted by Sue in Muncie,
Reading through these replies – The father and brother sound like the monster Policeman etc and charaters in Stiegs books I wonder how close his father and brother were to him – You go Eva wish you all the luck.
Posted by Sharon Wessels in Pretoria South Africa ,