The success of Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium' trilogy films and novels is definitely bittersweet. The author never lived to see 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and his other works come to life on screen -- or to see himself achieve the title of best-selling author -- before he died of a heart attack at only 50-years-old. His long time companion Eva Gabrielsson has been battling with Larsson's family over the rights to control his work. Larsson's will left her with no legal claim to the inheritance because the couple were never married and Swedish law doesn't recognize common-law unions. Now, Gabrielsson is in possession of a laptop containing an unpublished manuscript which has recently been confirmed by the Larsson family to be the fifth book in the Milennium series, not the fourth as had previously been suggested.

Larsson's brother Joakim spoke to CBS Sunday. "I got an e-mail from Stieg 10 days before he died, where he said that book four is nearly finished," he said. "To make it more complicated, this book No. 4 -- that's book No. 5, because he thought that was more fun to write." The author intended to complete a series of ten books, which have been rumored to exist in various forms since his death, but the truth surrounding the remaining manuscripts has been as shrouded in mystery as some of Larsson's plots.
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