New Stieg Larsson short story will be included in a crime anthology

A story said to have been written by Larsson when he was 17 will be part of an anthology titled 'A Darker Shade of Sweden,' which will be released this February.

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    Rooney Mara starred as Lisbeth Salander in the 2011 American film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's novel 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.'
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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” fans will soon get a new work from “Girl” author Stieg Larsson.

The publisher Grove Atlantic has announced it will be releasing a short story written by the late Larsson through an anthology published by its imprint Mysterious Press. The story was reportedly written by Larsson when he was 17 and has never been translated into English.

The anthology is titled “A Darker Shade of Sweden” and will focus on Larsson and other crime authors from the country.

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“Ever since Larsson illuminated Swedish crime writing with his acclaimed and bestselling Millennium trilogy, readers around the world have wanted more from him and his Swedish colleagues," Grove Atlantic said in a statement. “[The anthology will] sate the desire to read about the dark side of Sweden.”

The anthology is set to be released in February 2014.

Larsson, who died in 2004, became a household name when the first book in his Millennium trilogy, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” became a bestseller upon its publication in America in 2008, with its two sequels, “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” also experiencing impressive sales. The entire trilogy was adapted by a Swedish film company into three films starring Swedish actress Noomi Rapace and a Hollywood version of the first book, starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, was released in 2011.

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