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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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Please Eva if at all possible finish the 4th book. I've read all 3 books and am in withdrawl. This would be such a tribute to Stieg's memory.

- RDean H, 5 February 2012

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i have already devoured books 1+2 in a 144hours can not wait to finish the third of this magnificent trilogy! This series will be display-ed prominently on my shelf along side my other treasures. My belated condolences to Ms. Gabrielsson, on the lost of this man and great talent. Our world is worst off for his lost. May the Good Lord Bless and keep you!!!!!!

- Mr. Michael Morris [New York], 4 February 2012

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I had no idea that there could have been a fourth book, I really hope that Eva is able to finish it and publish it. I am nearly finished the third and just havent been able to put any of them down. They are the best books I have ever read and I could literally cry that there could have been 10 of them altogether and that Eva is unable to complete the 4th :(:( devastated.

- , 4 February 2012

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i new to his books what is the first second and third book

- b redd, 2 February 2012

the girl who played with fire and the girl who kicked the hornets nest

- pgwrn, 3 February 2012

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Does anyone know how much time has passed from the end of the firstbook to when lisbeth gets back from her trip

- Gaelan, 30 January 2012

I believe it is roughly about 18 months.

- , 31 January 2012

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I finished the first book two days ago. I'm 100 pages into the second. I'm sad that stieg died, he seems to have the same personality/intrest as me. I hope that Ava is able to publish and write the fourth book, so u can read it.

:)

- Gaelan, 30 January 2012

I have read all 3. Awesome books. I there will be a 4th as well. I have not come across a book i could not put down in a long time.

- pgwrn, 3 February 2012

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I read the first book and am just finishing the 2nd The Girl Who Played With Fire. I decided to Google Steig and saw that he had died. Well, that runined my day. The books are wild and absolutly fabulous reading as well as life in Sweden so interesting. I will continue to pray that Eva/Marie can resolve problems with family and continue the books Steig dreamed of.

Surely his family must know it was his passion and the work must be finished. Not just the 4th book but the 10 he planned. $$$ may solve the problem. I wish you the best and God speed. Your loss must be huge.

Lisbeth must live on, please.

- Priscilla H Barker, 30 January 2012

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I don't understand why Swedish law stops Eva from publishing something in her possession, especially if she collaborated on it. Come to the US and hire an intellectual property lawyer, and write the balance of the novel and publish it.

- Mike R., Esq. Columbis, Ohio, 30 January 2012

Urs I agree, or come to Canada to write :P I think it's a dumb law

- Gaelan, 30 January 2012

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Condolences to Eva.

You deserve the money from the books and films etc. It was 30.... 30!!!.. years that you were together. You deserve to have a say over how it is marketed etc. I wish you well and hope you win the case you have against Stieg's Larsson's father and brother. I also hope you will be able to finish the fourth book and publish it - and we are all waiting it seems. All the best. Common sense must prevail!!!

- Marnie, 29 January 2012

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Why not. It is obvious no man wrote the first book. This is all one big fraud.

- Joel Hammer, 27 January 2012

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