Girl with dragon tattoo is back in fifth book

The new book by David Lagercrantz, titled The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye, promises to reveal more secrets surrounding Salander's troubled childhood and the true meaning behind her dragon-shaped tattoo.
The new book by David Lagercrantz, titled The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye, promises to reveal more secrets surrounding Salander's troubled childhood and the true meaning behind her dragon-shaped tattoo.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/DAVID LAGERCRANTZ

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Lisbeth Salander, the androgynous heroine and tattooed computer hacker from the Millennium series, is set to grip readers' imaginations again as the fifth volume hits the bookshelves on Thursday.

The new book by David Lagercrantz, titled The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye, promises to reveal more secrets surrounding Salander's troubled childhood and the true meaning behind her dragon-shaped tattoo.

When Lagercrantz's fourth tome The Girl In The Spider's Web was launched in 2015, journalists waited in a queue for interviews and he signed books until midnight.

The launch of the fifth volume is more low key as he will make no public appearance until he kicks off his book tour on Sept 10.

The Girl In The Spider's Web was the first to continue the trilogy conceived by Stieg Larsson, who became one of the world's best-loved crime writers.

He died at 50 from a heart attack in 2004, a year before the release of the first book in the series.