A look at murders that were callously planned and premeditated, with 999 calls reporting the crime as an accident.
Runtime: 60 minutes
999: Killer on the Line - The Girl in the Spider's Web - Netflix
For the novel's upcoming film adaptation, see The Girl in the Spider's Web (film). The Girl in the Spider's Web (original title in Swedish: Det som inte dödar oss, literally “That which does not kill us”) is the fourth novel in the Millennium series. It focuses on the characters Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Written by David Lagercrantz, this is the first novel in the series not authored by the series' creator and author of the first three Millennium books, Stieg Larsson, who died of a heart attack in 2004. The novel was released worldwide on 27 August 2015, except in the United States, where it was released on 1 September 2015.
999: Killer on the Line - Development - Netflix
In December 2013, the Swedish publisher of the Millennium series, Norstedts Förlag, announced plans for a fourth Millennium book, written by David Lagercrantz, to be published in August 2015. Extreme caution was taken to make sure details did not leak, and no early review copies were given out. Lagercrantz wrote the book on a computer that had no internet connection, and he personally handed his manuscripts to his publisher. Lagercrantz reported the draft finished in January 2015. Its Swedish title, Det som inte dödar oss, literally translated, means “That Which Does Not Kill Us”. Lagercrantz was given free rein by Larsson's estate. He tried to stay true to the series' complex stories with different plotlines but did not attempt to imitate Larsson's “journalistic authoritativeness.” The novel was translated into 38 different languages, including an English translation by George Goulding. Like the previous novels, the English language translation is published by Quercus in the UK. In March 2015, the US publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced the English-language title of the book, The Girl in the Spider's Web, and released their cover art. The first printing in the United States was for 500,000 copies. The late author's literary estate is fully controlled by Larsson's brother and father, who hired Lagercrantz and have supported the latest book in the series. However, Larsson's long-term domestic partner, Eva Gabrielsson, has voiced criticism against this project and referred to Lagercrantz as a “completely idiotic choice” to continue the Millennium series. She possesses an unfinished fourth manuscript of the Millennium series, which is not included in the novel. In an interview, Lagercrantz said that he had one criticism against Stieg Larsson and Larsson's portrait of the protagonist Mikael Blomkvist: “Women came to [Mikael Blomkvist], fell down and wanted to sleep with him, he didn't even have to charm them. I tried to tone this down as I couldn't understand it.” When asked about the decision to continue the series after Larsson's death, Sonny Mehta, the president of Knopf — the publisher of all the Millennium books — said, “Lisbeth Salander is one of the heroines, I think, of the 21st century, and a most unlikely heroine. She's brave, she's intrepid, she's unfrightenable, she's got a moral core (...) And I hope people will just welcome the return of this extremely unlikely pair of Salander and this crusading journalist.”
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