THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE
The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness. Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side.
Confinement to the secure unit of a women’s prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.
Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week – and receives a lead to follow for his pains, one that could provide an important expose for Millennium: Salander tells him to check out Leo Mannheimer, a seemingly reputable stockbroker from Stockholm, somehow connected to the long-ago death of a child psychologist – and to the psychiatric unit where Lisbeth was an involuntary patient as a child.
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER´S WEB
“Rest easy, Lisbeth Salander fans – our punk hacker heroine is in good hands.”
USA Today (4 out of 4 stars)
“Lisbeth Salander remains, in Lagercrantz’s hands, the most enigmatic and fascinating anti-heroine in fiction.”
The Financial Times
“Salander and Blomkvist have survived the authorship transition intact and are just as compelling as ever.”
The New York Times
“The new Millenniumbook is skilled and respectful.”
“Anyone craving more Salander bad-assery should get their hands on a copy of Spider’s Web faster than Lisbeth can hack into the NSA.”
“Larsson characters has never been better than they are now in David Lagercrantz’s book.”
“Lagercrantz’s continuation, while never formulaic, is a cleaner and tighter read than the originals.”
“Lagercrantz has more than met the challenge. Larsson’s brainchildren are in good hands and may have even come up a bit in the world.”
Wall Street Journal
“What of Lisbeth Salander? Given that Lagercrantz knows she’s what readers want, her long and suspenseful introduction is masterful.”
Lee Child, New York Times Book Review
“Lagercrantz has written an excellent crime novel. The girl in the spider´s web is a very elegant constructed and an intellectual game.”
“He (Lagercrantz) has carried it out with intelligence and vigour.”
I AM ZLATAN
“Zlatan, the most compelling autobiography football has known, offers something more than the rewards of a journalist’s eye. It has a quality to make the heart soar.“
Ian Herbert, The Independent
“My God, this stuff is dynamite!”
Simon Bank, Aftonbladet
“Amazingly interesting. Amazingly good.”
Patrik Svensson, Sydsvenskan
“Zlatan’s book is doing wonders for reading… It is an unprecedented narrative of how a boy survives a home life characterised by violence and poverty.”
Dilsa Demirbag-Sten, Dagens Nyheter
“This is probably the best contemporary portrayal of the working class from our Swedish urban estates that I’ve read.”
Gunnar Bolin, Kulturnytt
“Amazingly candid and eloquent.”
Jesper Högström, Expressen
“… a masterpiece of its genre.”
Christer Kustvik, Östgöta Correspondenten
“This is so good. It is so damned good… Every sentence contains hatred, fury, insights and opinions and views so powerful that they outshine most of what I’ve read in Sweden in book form for decades… David Lagercrantz has created a masterpiece in this portrait of a childhood. A classic. Zlatan the book is undeniably brilliant.”
Lasse Anrell, Aftonbladet
“I am Zlatan Ibrahimović is the best social-realist portrayal of modern Scandinavia that has been published in a long time.”
Lars Trier Mogensen, Politiken (Denmark)
“Author David Lagercrantz is the man behind a minor masterpiece.”
Christoffer Herberts, Hufvudstadsbladet (Finland)
“Most of the talk about immigrants comes from politicians pontificating about them. These books [I am Zlatan and Portnoy’s Complaint] are wonderful first-hand accounts of what it’s like to grow up in an immigrant family.”
Simon Kuper, Financial Times (UK)
“… one of the best books written in the genre.”
Tonny Vorm, Information (Denmark)
FALL FROM GRACE IN WILMSLOW
Several British KGB agents have defected to the USSR, while a witch-hunt for homosexuals is raging in Britain, inspired by the McCarthy trials in America. In these circumstances, no one is surprised when a mathematician by the name of Alan Turing, who also had a criminal conviction for homosexuality, is found dead at his home in the town of Wilmslow in Cheshire. It is widely assumed that he committed suicide, unable to cope with the humiliation. But young Detective Sergeant Leonard Corell, who had always dreamt of a career in higher mathematics, suspects greater forces are involved. Driven by a desire for revenge, he begins to assemble the pieces of a puzzle that takes him to one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war: the Bletchley Park operation to crack the Nazis’ communication codes. Soon DS Corell finds himself being pursued and regarded as a threat to national security.
“Fall from Grace in Wilmslow is a multilayered, captivating mix of thriller, history of ideas, popular science and psychological novel. It manages to be both educational and exciting. It is also a gripping portrayal of a remarkable era as well as a ringing defence of people’s right to be different – and to think differently.… I wholeheartedly recommend Fall from Grace in Wilmslow. It’s a police thriller that makes its readers a bit smarter and better educated – that sort of thing is all too rare.”
Eva Johansson, Svenska Dagbladet
“This story about the life of Alan Turing is irresistibly dramatic.”
Lotta Olsson, Dagens Nyheter
“Hugely fascinating to read.”
C-G Karlsson, Gokväll, SVT (Swedish television)
“David Lagercrantz has written an extremely gripping, intellectual thriller.”
Fredrik Virtanen, Aftonbladet
“I hope it gets a great many attentive readers.”
Johan Hilton, Expressen
“It’s really a British creation – not just because it is set in the England of the 1940s and ’50s, but also on the level of its eminently well composed, balanced style.”
Carl Erland Andersson, Göteborgs Posten
“Fall from Grace in Wilmslow is a successful example of the ability of a novel to combine fact and fiction, highbrow intellectualism and a broad, popular appetite for excitement and drama.”
Tore Winqvist, Upsala Nya Tidning
“Humour as dry as a good sherry, subtle dialogue and a plot that ambles along in its search… David Lagercrantz has written an entertaining novel which fortunately has plenty of serious undertones.”
Christer Enander, Helsingborgs Dagblad
“Fall from Grace in Wilmslow is far more stimulating than the ordinary and a pure delight to read.”
Jan Ceder, Blekinge Läns Tidningar
“Oh, how marvellous it is to read… this is a fantastically good story.”
Anders Wennberg, Gefle Dagblad
A SWEDISH GENIUS
Håkan Lans is Sweden’s greatest modern-day inventor. He is one of the experts behind the computer mouse, holder of the patent for a colour computer graphics processor and the creator of a sophisticated tracking system that has become the world standard in marine and air traffic. But Håkan Lans has had to become more than just an inventor. He has been dragged into a high-level political clash where hundreds of billions are at stake.
A Swedish Genius is a real-life thriller about the grubby world of intellectual property theft, extortion, espionage and deception facing anyone who poses a threat to industrial interests with a revolutionary new technology.
“David Lagercrantz’s account from the battlefield is brilliant. Read it!”
“An exciting, well-informed book… All in the best tradition of James Bond.”
“A Swedish Genius is a piece of fascinating technological history.”
Ola Larsmo, Ny Teknik
“A good book, with the story of a human fate between its covers.”
Kjell Alinge, Vision
“Reading this book is an indispensable part of an all-round education. Knowing about Håkan Lans is comparable to knowing about Albert Einstein.”
THE SKY OVER EVEREST
A group from the Villari fashion house are at Everest Base Camp. All of them are novice climbers.
Giuseppe Cagliari, the group’s guide, is acknowledged to be a skilled mountaineer, but he is under mounting pressure and the tensions in his expedition are growing. In the thin mountain air, the guide’s powers of judgment desert him and he leads the climbers to the peak too late. On their descent, the weather closes in and the expedition gets stuck in a brutal storm.
As darkness descends on Everest, there is a glimmer of hope that the brilliant climber Jacob Engler will rescue the stranded group. But Jacob is pessimistic, angry and possibly ill. He refuses to help the amateurs on the mountain. As the crisis intensifies, more old wounds are reopened and madness and hallucinations emerge in the grim atmosphere up in the death zone.
In 1997, David Lagercrantz wrote a non-fiction account of the Swedish adventurer Göran Kropp’s ascent of Mount Everest. That book became an international bestseller. In the years that followed, David Lagercrantz continued his research into the subject with the aim of writing a novel inspired by a disaster on the mountain in 1996.
The result was The Sky over Everest, a magnificent depiction of yearning, folly and pain on the highest mountain peak in the world.
“The Sky over Everest is a fascinating journey between internal and external landscapes, and I’d happily join in up to the summit if Lagercrantz is leading the way.”
Kristian Lundberg, Expressen
“Well researched and incredibly exciting!”
“It was a stroke of genius to use Everest as the setting for a well researched psychological thriller, and David Lagercrantz is in the best tradition of bestsellers.”
Gabriella Ahlström, Vagabond
“David Lagercrantz knows how interactions between people work or don’t work, depending on the situation. He knows it, and boy, can he write about it! This is an impressive tale.”