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The girl who takes an eye for an eye

2017 – Buy the book

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.

"In Lagercrantz’s hands, the series is realizing grand ambitions of another sort. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for An Eye intensifies the mythic elements of Larsson’s vision […]moves the series further into the realms of Star Wars and Harry Potter”

– The Washington Post


The girl in the spider's web

2015 – Buy the book

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return. She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.

Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female super hacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . .

"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

"One of the Best Books of the Year."

- NPR * USA Today * O, The Oprah Magazine * Esquire

"Elegantly paced, slickly executed, and properly thrilling"

- Observer

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I am Zlatan Ibrahimović

2011 – Buy the book

”Why be a Fiat when you can be a Ferrari?”

Welcome to Planet Zlatan. This is the story of how a Swedish immigrant rose from poverty to become a football genius. In his own inimitable style, Zlatan recalls every goal and training ground bust-up on his journey to dominate the world’s top clubs, including Barcelona, PSG and now Manchester United. Full of wicked one-liners and amazing stories, Zlatan lifts the lid on some of the biggest names in football, including Guardiola, Messi and Mourinho. Moving, funny and totally frank. I am Zlatan is unlike any autobiography you have ever read.

 “Probably the bestselling European immigrant’s tale since Zadie Smith’s White Teeth . . . Once you get past the obligatory snigger prompted by the phrase ‘footballer’s autobiography,’ you can see that Zlatan’s book strangely resembles an earlier immigrant’s tale: Portnoy’s Complaint.”

Financial Times


Fall of Man in Wilmslow

2009 – Buy the book

England 1954. 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.

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The sky over Everest

2005 – Buy the book

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. The result was The Sky Over Everest, a magnificent depiction of yearning, folly and pain on the highest mountain peak in the world.

"David Lagercranz is a skilled writer, equally gifted in creating well-plotted crime stories as well as literary works of genius, always surprising us with the intensity of his language with his sharp psychological insight... Sky Over Everest is a great depiction of the grandiosity of nature  and human passions."

- Francesca Varotto, Editor Marsilio Editori