With more than 75 million copies sold worldwide and two separate film adaptations, the Millennium trilogy is one of the most successful franchises of all time. However, the author, journalist Stieg Larsson, never saw what a hit his novels had become–they were all published posthumously. Now, a new writer–fellow Swede David Lagercrantz–will be continuing the story of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist in a fourth installment, to be published in 2015. Larsson’s longtime partner, Eva Gabrielsson, criticized the decision by Norstedts Publishing Group to continue the series, saying "I think it's distasteful to try to make more money.” Gabrielsson currently possesses the unfinished manuscript to a fourth installment that Larsson himself was working on when he died; the rights to that manuscript are currently in dispute.
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