Cover reveal: The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons- Karin Smirnoff tr. Sarah Death #GirlInTheEaglesTalons #LisbethIsBACK @maclehosepress @quercusbooks

***** COVER REVEAL****



Included in the 2023 highlights feature in The Guardian


Translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death

Change is coming to Sweden’s far north: its untapped natural resources are sparking a gold rush with the criminal underworld leading the charge. But it’s not the prospect of riches that brings Lisbeth Salander to the small town of Gasskas. She has been named guardian to her niece Svala, whose mother has disappeared. Two things soon become clear: Svala is a remarkably gifted teenager – and she’s being watched.

Mikael Blomkvist is also heading north. He has seen better days. Millennium magazine is in its final print issue, and relations with his daughter are strained. Worse still, there are troubling rumours surrounding the man she’s about to marry. When the truth behind the whispers explodes into violence, Salander emerges as Blomkvist’s last hope.

A pulse-pounding thriller, The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons sees Salander and Blomkvist navigating a world of conspiracy and betrayal, old enemies and new friends, ice-bound wilderness and the global corporations that threaten to tear it apart.

100,000 copies sold in Sweden since Nov 2022

Rave Swedish reviews

“We more than approve” Svenska Dagbladet

“…really, really good” Skånska Dagbladet

“…a stroke of genius…” Upsala Nya Tidning


Published in 2023 in over 30 territories

Karin Smirnoff will be in the UK in Autumn 2023



KARIN SMIRNOFF worked as a journalist before quitting her job to buy a wood factory in her home county in northern Sweden.  Her debut novel, My Brother, was nominated for the prestigious August Prize and has been optioned for TV by the producers behind The Bridge. Two more novels followed, and the entire trilogy has now sold more than 500,000 copies in Sweden.

Sarah Death studied Swedish at Cambridge University and University College London (PhD 1985) with shorter periods at the Swedish universities of Uppsala and Växjö. She has been active as a freelance literary translator since 1987 with many full-length published works to her name. She is a three-time winner of the George Bernard Shaw Prize, most recently in 2021 for Letters from Tove, the correspondence of Tove Jansson. She has also been awarded the Swedish Academy Translation Prize 2008 and the Royal Order of the Polar Star 2014.


“We more than approve of Smirnoff’s debut as a crime novelist… Something tells me that the dark tale of Millennium will continue for a long time.” Svenska Dagbladet

“A really, really good crime novel. It is also a serious and successful attempt to keep Stieg Larsson’s commitment alive and let commercial literature speak serious truths about our time.” Skånska Dagbladet

“Letting Karin Smirnoff take over the baton from David Lagercrantz is a stroke of genius. It is hard to believe anyone could have done it better than Smirnoff. Apart from Stieg Larsson himself.” Upsala Nya Tidning

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