The Spine Collector

What Media Says


About Eka Kurniawan,
Written by Reeves Wiedeman, and was originally published in Vulture,
Jan 06, 2022


For years, a mysterious figure has been stealing books before their release. Is it espionage? Revenge? Or a complete waste of time?

On the morning of March 1, 2017, Catherine Mörk and Linda Altrov Berg were in the offices of Norstedts, a book publisher in Sweden, when they received an unusual email. A colleague in Venice was asking for a top-secret document: the unpublished manuscript of the forth-coming fifth book in Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium” series. The books, which follow hacker detective Lisbeth Salander, have sold more than 100 million copies. David Lagercrantz, another Swedish writer, had taken over the series after Larsson’s death, and his latest — The Man Who Chased His Shadow — was expected to be one of the publishing events of the year.

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