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The man who stirred a hornets’ nest

Writing a sequel to the Millennium Trilogy left David Lagercrantz in a quandary, says Andy Martin

By Andy Martin   July 2016

David Lagercrantz has been accused of "betraying literature" by Henning Mankell ©Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

“What are we supposed to do with all the money?”

I should stress that David Lagercrantz only sounded like a character out of a Quentin Tarantino movie. He hadn’t robbed a bank. Instead he had recently published The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the sequel to Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millennium Trilogy. We were having dinner at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm,…

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