Amazon announced today that Stieg Larsson is the first million-selling author for the Kindle, beating out other giants such as Stephenie Meyer, Stephen King and Dan Brown.
Larsson's rise was propelled by this summer's blockbuster, "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," the final volume in his Millenium trilogy. The Swedish noir thrillers feature computer hacker and all-around bad girl Lisbeth Salander (film actress Noomi Rapace shown here) and investigative journalist Mikael Blomqvist. The intriguing pair has made Larsson the first member of the new "Kindle Million Club."
All of the books in Larsson's series -- the others are "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played with Fire" -- are listed among the top 10 bestselling Kindle books of all time, Amazon said. With an English-language film remake headed our way -- starring Daniel Craig, according to the Hollywood Reporter -- interest in the books will grow even stronger. And if the squabbling over the late author's missing manuscript ever ends, Larsson is likely to have a fourth book on that list.