- ISBN 9781906694180 / 1906694184
- Title The Girl Who Played with Fire
- Author Stieg Larsson
- Category Crime & Mystery
- Format Paperback
- Year 2009
- Pages 608
- Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
- Imprint Quercus Publishing Plc
- Dimensions 132mm x 198mm x 62mm
The second instalment in the Millennium Trilogy sees Lisbeth Salander wanted for murder while Blomkvist tries desperately to clear her name.
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, editor-in-chief of Millennium, 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. It's a perfect summer read' Kate Mosse.
Stieg Larsson was the editor-in-chief of the anti-racist magazine Expo. He was a leading expert on right-wing extremist organisations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the text of the novels that make up the Millennium Trilogy. Reg Keeland is an experienced translator from Swedish.
- 20 Sep
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.
Reviewed By DD