Denise Mina's graphic novel treatment of Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy continues with the second part of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo due this summer.

DC Comics commissioned Glaswegian crime novelist Mina to turn The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest into six graphic novels.

Mina had form in the crime writing stakes, and her novel The End of the Wasp Season had been shortlisted for the prestigious Gold Dagger award.

With illustrations by Andrea Mutti and Leonardo Manco, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Book One was released in November. The second book in the series will be published in May by Vertigo/DC Comics.

The Girl Who Played With Fire: Book One will subsequently appear on shelves in the autumn. Dates for the second instalment and the two instalments of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest have not yet been announced.

By December 2011, when the graphic novel adaptations were announced, Larsson's Millennium series had sold 65 million copies. He died aged 50 of a heart attack after climbing seven flights of stairs to his office in Stockholm.