I’m finally getting around to reading Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I first happened upon this book while visiting Sweden … before I knew all the hoopla surrounding his books. The title caught my eye; and, being in the English section, I picked it up to read more. Though intrigued, I laid it down in favor of Swedish coffee, chocolate, and prints.

Now that I’m reading it, I’m sad Larsson wrote but three novels before his sudden death …

Or did he?

There’s a rumor that 200 pages of a follow-up to the trilogy are preserved on the late author’s laptop…possibly outlines to the next six, as well. And for those who just can’t get enough, The National Library of Sweden is in possession of two unpublished manuscripts, written by a seventeen-year-old Stieg Larsson. They were submitted–and rejected–for publication in the Jules Verne magazine.

You can read the full story here, courtesy of the Guardian.

As author Michelle Pauli points out, whether these works are worth the read, remains an intrigue all its own.