Written by the creator of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo when he was 17, tale is due out in 2014A short story written by the creator of the best-selling Millennium crime fiction trilogy, Stieg Larsson, when he was only 17, is to be published in English for the first time next year.Larsson caught readers’ imaginations with his gruesome murder stories set against the brooding backdrop of northern Sweden. His first novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, introduced the world to truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, and her struggles continued in The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Net. Having already reached bestsellerdom in 2008, sales of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo were sent stratospheric by the release of a blockbuster film adaptation in 2011.The story will be published in February 2014 by US publisher Mysterious Press, which has previously brought out books by the likes of James Ellroy, Mickey Spillane, Raymond Chandler and Elmore Leonard, and grew out of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York. It is to be published in an anthology, A Darker Shade of Sweden, alongside stories from other Swedish writers including Mankell, Asa Larsson, and Eva Gabrielsson, …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books