Have you won $500 worth of Euro Crime or the ENTIRE DISCWORLD SERIES?

To celebrate the release of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, written by David Lagercrantz, and The Shepherd’s Crown, released after the passing of Terry Pratchett, we gave Booktopians the chance to win $500 of Euro Crime and THE ENTIRE DISCWORLD SERIES, worth $800!

Here’s what you had to do to enter…


All you had to do to enter was order The Girl in the Spider’s Web, by August 27th!

isbn9780857053503The Girl in the Spider’s Web (as created by Stieg Larsson)

Millennium : Book 4

by David Lagercrantz, George Goulding (Transcribed by), Stieg Larsson (Created by)

She is the girl with the dragon tattoo. Lisbeth Salander. An uncompromising misfit whose burning sense of injustice and talent for investigation will never respect boundaries of state or status.

He is a campaigning journalist. Mikael Blomkvist. A lone wolf whose integrity and championing of the truth bring him time and again to the brink of unemployment – and prosecution.

The call comes in late at night: a superhacker has gained access to more…

…and the winner is:

M.Wykoff, Bayview, NSW


All you had to do to enter was order The Shepherd’s Crown, by August 27th!

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Discworld Novels : Book 41

by Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett’s final Discworld novel.

Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.

This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad.

As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must more…

…and the winner is:

G.Tavendale, Trevallyn, TAS

Congratulations to the winners!

Missed out on the prize? Hey, turn that frown upside up, we’ve got so much more up for grabs, not to mention limited editions signed copies and 2 for 1 offers!

Head to our Promotions and Competitions page, where you could be a winner every day!


David Lagercrantz to write sequel for Stieg Larsson’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series

Looks like the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is coming back!

Norstedts, the Swedish publisher of the best-selling trilogy, has signed a contract with Swedish writer David Lagercrantz to write a new novel about journalist Mikael Blomqvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander that is scheduled to be published in August 2015.

Larsson’s trilogy sold an astonishing 75 million books in 50 countries.

The book will be an original work said Eva Gedin, head of publishing. “Obviously it will build on the previous books,” she said. “Blomqvist and Salander will be included and many of the other characters.”

Gedin said the decision to continue the series had been taken after careful considerations and long discussions with Larsson’s father and brother, Erland and Joakim Larsson, who own the rights to his work.

Since Larsson’s death the whereabouts of his unfinished fourth manuscript have been clouded in mystery. Eva Gabrielsson, Larsson’s longtime partner, first said she had a laptop containing the manuscript, but later said she does not have it and does not want to see any other book in the Millennium series published.

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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO – Teaser Trailer from Columbia Pictures

Stieg Larsson’s The Millennium Trilogy: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest is one of the greatest success stories in modern publishing history. Before you see the film, make sure you’ve read the books…

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (See cheap USA edition)
The first volume in the best-selling Millennium Trilogy.

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. Harriet’s uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone in her own family – the deeply dysfunctional Vanger clan.

This is a violent and bloody thriller, a sinister family saga, a mystery of massive financial fraud and a haunting love story. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a genuinely complex and unique contribution to crime fiction.

The Girl Who Played With Fire  (See cheap USA edition)
The second volume in the best-selling Millennium Trilogy.

Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about sex trafficking in Sweden are murdered, and Salander’s prints are on the weapon.

Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society – but no-one can find her. Mikael Blomkvist, editor-in-chief of Millennium, does not believe the police. Using all his magazine staff and resources to prove Salander’s innocence, Blomkvist also uncovers her terrible past, spent in criminally corrupt institutions.

Yet Salander is more avenging angel than helpless victim. She may be an expert at staying out of sight – but she has ways of tracking down her most elusive enemies.

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest
The third volume in the best-selling Millennium Trilogy.

Salander is plotting her revenge – against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that Continue reading

The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder – and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.

When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

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Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have been cast in the lead roles of Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy under the direction of David Fincher.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – the first film of the series, which also includes The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest – begins shooting next month in Sweden.

The screenplay is written by Steve Zaillian and the film is being produced by Scott Rudin, Cean Chaffin, Ole Sondberg and Søren Stærmose. Mikael Wallen and Anni Fernandez are executive producers. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is set for worldwide release December 21, 2011.

The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson has been published in 44 countries and has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide thus far.

In the U.S. alone, the series has sold over 10 million copies, and the sales were recently calculated at the remarkable rate of one book per second.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has broken sales records in virtually every country in which it has been published. It has sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. and has out-sold any other e-book in that rapidly expanding market.

A literary phenomenon, all three books currently sit atop the New York Times Best Seller lists.

In describing the scale of Larsson’s achievement, The Economist said: “Stieg Larsson’s vivid characters, the depth of the detail across the three books, the powerfully imaginative plot, and the sheer verve of the writing make the trilogy a masterpiece of its genre.”

Michiko Kakutani, of The New York Times, described the Lisbeth character: “Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson’s fierce pixie of a heroine, is one of the most original characters in a thriller to come along in a while – a gamin, Audrey Hepburn look-alike but with tattoos and piercings, the take-no-prisoners attitude of Lara Croft and the cool, unsentimental intellect of Mr. Spock. She is the vulnerable victim turned vigilante; a willfully antisocial girl … who has proved herself to be as incandescently proficient as any video game warrior.”

The Millennium Trilogy Boxed SetThe three novels have all become #1 worldwide bestsellers, an achievement unrivaled in trade book publishing.

DAVID FINCHER most recently directed this fall’s much-anticipated The Social Network for Columbia Pictures, which opens in the U.S. on October 1st.

DANIEL CRAIG recently starred in the two highest-grossing films in the James Bond franchise, Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale. His earlier film roles include Munich, Enduring Love, Layer Cake, The Mother, Road to Perdition, and Some Voices. He has also recently completed filming on Jim Sheridan’s Dream House, Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, and Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens.

ROONEY MARA will appear this fall in David Fincher’s The Social Network.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson

Apparently the greatest nation in the known universe, The United States of America, has fumbled the Stieg Larsson ball.

The third volume of the astonishingly successful and dangerously addictive Millennium Trilogy – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest is not yet available in the States.

How this happened is anyone’s guess but now the US publisher is complaining that desperate readers are buying their books from overseas retailers. Mon Dieu! Imagine a world where readers buy from overseas retailers and avoid local providers!

Of course, if you know anyone in the States, let them know we have copies to buy right now: Click Here

Read more here.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – on screen

It takes something really good to get a gaggle of booksellers to sit up and take notice and that is just what happened the other night when a bunch of us were treated to a sneak peak at the upcoming movie version of Stieg Larsson‘s first book in the Millenium Trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Not only did we take notice, we sat spell bound through the entire – and rather long – movie. And when it finished – the buzz in the room was palpable and the discussion over dinner went on for ages.

Of course there were quibbles. A couple of interesting sub-plots were omitted, plus some of the bits that implied that some Swedes over the age of 40 can be normal,  as opposed to a bunch of psychopaths as portrayed in the simplified movie version. Lisbeth Salander’s life is certainly revealed more completely in the movie than it is in the first book while Mikael Blomqvist is much more visceral in print than on celluloid. That said, the characters of Blomqvist and Salander are pretty true to form. The acting and scripting are brilliant and the sets are appropriately bleak and cold.

Unfortunately, viewers in this country will have to wait until March to actually see the movie.  And when it ends, you will be absolutely itching for the next one, which sadly will be some time around September next year (groan).

Better get in now and actually read this trilogy. And after you’ve finished with number one, I guarantee you will be straight to  The Girl Who Played with Fire. And then the final one, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.

Meanwhile, have a look at the clip to whet your appetite.


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