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The unfinished manuscript

The status of the unfinished books

When Stieg started writing the Millennium series, he laid an outline of a total of ten books. Before his death in November 2004, he had finished the first three books and was well underway with the fourth. In an email written to a friend a month before his death, Stieg says that he has finished about half of the fourth book. Stieg says that he has written the beginning and the end, but that the middle part is not finished yet.

Many readers have asked if Eva Gabrielsson, Stieg's life companion, could finish the fourth book, as she was deeply involved in the writing while Stieg was still alive. Eva herself is very positive, however, Swedish jurisdiction obstructs such a solution.

Stieg & Moi

The book "Stieg & Moi", written by Eva Gabrielsson and Marie Francois Colombani comes out the 19 Jan 2011. The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has read a rawcopy of the book and can reveal several interesting scoops.

Eva says in the book that she could finish the fourth manuscript but is, as of this moment unable to due to the legal dispute between her and Stieg Larsson's father and brother. The Swedish title of the fourh book is also told, and is said to be "Guds hämd" (english translation: God's revenge).

Aftonbladet has earlier published the news that the fourth book would take place in Canada, about 75 miles (120km) north of Sauchs Harbour on Banks Island. It is also told that the fourth script would mainly focus on Lisbet Salander, and how her personality changes when she starts to deal with her conflicts from the past. Her tattoos are explained and you are told that each and everyone represent a person who has hurt her throughout her life, both mentally and physically.

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Hi Everyone, I have just seen "The Girl in the Spiders Web" advertised and need to know if this is the anticipated 4th book, or someone trying to "cash in" on a brilliant authors untimely end. Has anyone read it yet?

Have been eagerly awaiting the 4th book, but only interested if it has been endorsed by Eva. Can somebody please let me know about this book as to its authenticity.

- Steve (Australia), 3 September 2015

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It's a shame because clearly the person that Stieg lived with knew where he wanted to take the story next. I have loved these books and read them again and again. At times something would come up and I would think "oh Stieg, I see what you are saving for your next book!"

It is very sad that Stieg's family cannot find a way to work with the person he shared his life with.

- Sharon, 28 August 2015

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EVA MUST WIN THIS BATTLE as she has BOOK LOVES of THE WORLD BEHIND HER..

GO, EVA,and NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR RIGHTS!

- Helen mb Loftus, 27 August 2015

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Hej Hej, Two weeks to go and I am quite nervous - there is no doubt that I will be getting the 4th book and am hoping to hell & heaven that it will be good. No advanced copies have been released, NO reviews, hmmmm? The world is waiting!

- Artur, 16 August 2015

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Please let the most qualified writer finish the books. Whoever Stieg wanted should be the choice because he was the best judge. The books are great, I've read them twice and watched all of the movies. THe character of Lisbeth salander is the most interestiing one of any recent fiction.\

WE WANT MORE NOW111

- JOAN HAGBURG, 2 August 2015

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I am not interested in reading the fourth book, as father and brother have acted appalling ....Stieg wanted his partner to finish the book, not his father nor his brother they had no right to interfer

- Vikki shardlow, 2 May 2015

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I think out of all the people who would have an idea of the 4th book is his life partner Eva Gabrielsson. Its so disappointed she has to fight against his brother and father to get what should rightfull be hers.

- Kimberly, 9 April 2015

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Perhaps the publisher and author hired to write the fourth book could do the RIGHT Thing and pay tribute to Steig's life partner by paying her royalties from the book sales!

- Barb S. March 31, 2015, 31 Mars 2015

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Well I am not going to read the 4th book written by David Lagercrantz. I will not support Stieg's father and brother! They appear to have behaved appallingly towards Stieg's life partner.

- Monika Szigeti, 25 February 2015

Swedish law is so old fashioned. Any country that doesn't let the life partner

have at least 50% of the estate is unbelievable. The father & brother are money grabbing hypercritical morans.

- Sandy Whyte, 6 Mars 2015

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I would like to read about Lisbeth going after her twin, and her half brothers Zalenchenko mentioned in book 2 that were handling parts of the family business. With some help from Plague and Hacker Republic of course.

- Jeanne Payne, 18 February 2015

Read the final book - ref salander and the nail gun- half brother murdered by biker gang who were, in turn killed in a shoot-out with the police.

I thought that the forth book was to be based on the hunt for her twin sister, camilla, in canada. She has no reason to trace her other half brothers who did her no harm.

- Pete williams, 29 July 2015

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