01/06/2011 05:23 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Swedish Crime Thrillers Ride 'Dragon Tattoo' Coattails

In other words: Sweden. Even better, it's Stockholm, a k a the place where Stieg Larsson lived, died and somehow managed to write his blockbuster Millennium trilogy along the way. The passage is from "Three Seconds," which is not the first book written by the odd-couple team of Anders Roslund (journalist) and Borge Hellstrom (ex-criminal). But "Three Seconds" is the first Roslund and Hellstrom book that has been wishfully packaged to suggest that "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" has a second cousin.