The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire

Stieg Larsson
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  • ISBN
    9781906694180 / 1906694184
  • Title The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Author Stieg Larsson
  • Category Crime & Mystery
  • Format
  • Year 2009
  • Pages 608
  • Publisher
    Quercus Publishing
  • Imprint Quercus Publishing
  • Dimensions 132mm x 198mm x 38mm


The second instalment in the Millennium Trilogy sees Salander wanted for a triple murder while Blomkvist tries desperately to clear her name.

Publisher Description

Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about sex trafficking in Sweden are murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her. Mikael Blomkvist, Millennium magazine's legendary star reporter, does not believe the police. Using all his magazine staff and resources to prove Salander's innocence, Blomkvist also uncovers her terrible past, spent in criminally corrupt institutions. Yet Salander is more avenging angel than helpless victim. She may be an expert at staying out of sight - but she has ways of tracking down her most elusive enemies.

'Intelligent, complex, with a gripping plot and deeply intriguing characters' Philip Pullman, Guardian. 'A frighteningly suspenseful mystery' Harlen Coben. 'Brilliantly written and totally gripping' Minette Walters. 'As vivid as bloodstains on snow' Lee Child. 'In her (Salander) Larsson has created a heroine unique to detective fiction. Where else can you find a bisexual female detective with punk-era fashion sense who just happens to be an expert computer hacker?' Independent. 'Star of the show is, once again, the brilliant and misanthropic computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, an eccentric and unique heroine ... it is tightly orchestrated, with all the twists and turns of an old-fashioned spy novel, and the most jaw-dropping ending' Kate Mosse. 'As good as crime writing gets', Times Literary Supplement. 'Even more gripping and astonishing than the first ... this novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats' Sunday Times.

Winner of Glasnyckeln (Glass Key Award) 2005.

Author Biography

Stieg Larsson was the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Expo. He was a leading expert on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist organisations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the text of the novels that make up the Millennium Trilogy.

User Reviews
  • Could not put it down Stieg Larsson is one clever writer. To be read after The girl with The Dragon Tattoo. I sat in front of the fire on the coldest wettest weekend we've had in Melbourne for years and thoroughly enjoyed myself with this enthralling novel. Go get it. Not game to pick up The Girl who Kicked the Hornets' Nest in fear of getting nothing done. Enjoy PS Maybe it will rain again this weekend.

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