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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series set for 2 more books says author David Lagercrantz

Lisbeth Salander hasn't solved her last crime just yet. David Lagercrantz, the author who inherited the Nordic series about the dragon-tattooed hacker heroine, says he's got two more books planned.

Author 'just can't resist' continuing bestselling series

Rooney Mara starred as Lisbeth Salander in the English-language film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Author David Lagercrantz, enlisted to continue Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium novel series, says he has two more books planned. (Merrick Morton/Columbia Pictures/AP)

Lisbeth Salander hasn't solved her last crime just yet.

David Lagercrantz, the author who inherited the Nordic series about the dragon-tattooed hacker heroine, says he's got two more books planned.

David Lagercrantz, author of The Girl in the Spider's Web, says he can't resist continuing the saga of Lisbeth Salander. (Magnus Liam Karlsson)

In a statement from publisher Nordstedts, Lagercrantz says he "just can't resist" continuing the series after The Girl in the Spider's Web, which has sold 80 million copies worldwide since its August launch and topped fiction bestseller lists in the U.S. and Europe.

Said Lagercrantz: "It's been so much fun to write and such a breathtaking adventure."

The original three books in the Millennium series, starting with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, were written by Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004.

Nordstedts said part five in the series will come out in 2017 and part six probably in 2019.

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