Who is Stieg Larsson?

The short answer is – he is currently the best-selling author in the US. On the Amazon list, his titles hold four of the top five spots. Where has he been, and why haven’t we heard more about him?

The Stephanie Myers Twilight series was a similar selling phenomenon, occupying several of the top spots at a single time. Maybe the movie tie-ins made her story a little more up front. Stieg Larsson?

If the name sounds Viking-esque, it should. Larsson was a Swedish journalist who died of a heart attack a couple of years ago. He had a stash of completed and uncompleted manuscripts at the time of his death, all part of a series. They’ve proven to be popular, as the sales indicate.

Read more about Stieg Larsson on Wikipedia by clicking on the link. When you want the book, come on in!

Five Hot Books

Summertime reading, poolside or in the cool of the air conditioning. Here are the current top five best selling books from the New York Times

  • 1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson
  • 2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson
  • 3. BLACK HILLS, by Nora Roberts
  • 4. THE BOURNE DECEPTION, by Eric Van Lustbader
  • 5. THE DOOMSDAY KEY, by James Rollins

It should be pointed out that the Times issues their list on Sunday – and Janet Evanovich’s latest Sizzling Sixteen was released later. It stands at #3 on the Amazon list behind the Larsson titles. I’m currently working on the Doomsday Key – a Sizzler!

Classic Classics

Newly arrived at McHuston Booksellers! Classic literature from some of the great writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries… For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway; Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence; Homer’s The Odyssey; Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – all in nicely kept used condition. Published a little more recently – Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally, and Dead and Gone by Andrew Vachss. Certainly not rare or hard to find books, but these and others are especially well-kept and priced to read! Need rare books? We have those, too…plus – our everyday special on mass-market fiction (the smaller paperbacks): Buy three, and the fourth one is free!