Swedish thrillers set another record

Late Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy is continuing to set records.

Late Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy is continuing to set records.

His blockbuster thrillers have sold more than a million copies in e-book editions, making him at least the second author to join the e-million club.

The prolific James Patterson also has more than a million e-book sales.

Amazon, the biggest player in the growing e-book market, said that Larsson’s 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' the first book in the Millennium trilogy, is the all-time top seller on the e-book reading device the Kindle. Kathryn Stockett’s novel 'The Help' is No. 2.

Publisher Alfred Knopf said: “We are witnessing record-breaking sales for ’The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ in trade and mass market paperback as well as in audio, so it is not surprising that this trend is being mirrored with e-books.”

Larsson does not top every list. A spokesman for Sony’s e-book reading device, the Sony Reader, said that 'Dragon Tattoo' was the device’s number two all-time seller, trailing Dan Brown’s 'The Lost Symbol'.

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