Quercus, the British publisher of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, has announced a fifth book in the bestselling line. Quercus will release the novel in the U.K in 2017 and Knopf, the U.S. publisher of the previous Millennium books in the U.S., will release the it in the States. David Lagercrantz, who has written the fourth book in the series, The Girl In The Spider's Web, will take on the fifth title, codenamed 'Millennium V.'
The announcement was made as part of a major joint presentation by Headline and Quercus about their forthcoming titles in the U.K. As with book four in the series, book five will once again be published in a coordinated international laydown.
At the meeting Aauthors including Stef Penny and Victoria Hislop read from their forthcoming novels. Hislop revealed that her next book, Cartes Postales from Greece (Headline Review), will be illustrated in full-colour throughout. The novel is based on a series of postcards from Greek locations, and Hislop hired a local photographer to take pictures for the book, which is out in September. She believes it is the first full-colour illustrated novel for adults.
Also revealed was a series of Enid Blyton spoofs of the Famous Five when they have grown up, very much in the spirit of the successful Penguin retro series, with titles such as Five Go Gluten Free and Five Go On a Strategy Day Away.
Christoper MacLehose, the publisher who originally bought Stieg Larsson to Quercus, enthused about Blood Wedding by Pierre Lemaitre, describing it as "purely terrifying".
Editor's Note: A version of this story originally appeared in the U.K.-based trade publication BookBrunch.