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The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  

The Girl Who Played With Fire

Part of the Millennium Trilogy Series
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January 2009 Book of the Month.

The second instalment of the Millennium trilogy brings two extraordinary characters back into our lives. Lisbeth Salander finds herself suspected of murdering two journalists but Mikael Blomkvist knows that although damaged and unpredictable Lisbeth is no murderer. Larsson cleverly knits all the storylines together and gives us a deeper insight into events that have created and shaped the brilliant character of Salander. Totally addictive stuff and luckily we have one more book to come, can’t wait!

Millennium series:
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest

If you like Stieg Larsson you might also like to read books by Camilla Lackberg, Arne Dahl and Asa Larsson.

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Synopsis

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally 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 anywhere.

Meanwhile, Mikael Blomkvist, editor-in-chief of Millennium, will not believe what he hears on the news. Knowing Salander to be fierce when fearful, he is desperate to get to her before she is cornered and alone. As he fits the pieces of the puzzle together, he comes up against some hardened criminals, including the chainsaw-wielding 'blond giant' - a fearsomely huge thug who can feel no pain.

Digging deeper, Blomkvist also unearths some heart-wrenching facts about Salander's past life. Committed to psychiatric care aged 12, declared legally incompetent at 18, this is a messed-up young woman who is the product of an unjust and corrupt system. Yet Lisbeth is more avenging angel than helpless victim - descending on those that have hurt her with a righteous anger terrifying in its intensity and truly wonderful in its outcome.

Reviews

As good as crime writing gets - Times Literary Supplement. A gripping novel, driven by a mixture of anger and warmth - Financial Times. Darkly wonderful adventure - Scotland on Sunday. Unmissable - London Lite. It's that rare thing; a thoughtful contemporary thriller with its heart and its head in the right place - Tribune. The huge pleasure of these books is Salander, a fascinating creation - Mark Lawson, Guardian. Even more gripping and astonishing than the first ... this novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats - Joan Smith, Sunday Times. An absorbing, exciting and bloody multi-layered chase ... the climax is a feast of gore ... a riveting read - The Times. Stieg Larsson is, as we say, definitely having a moment ... the writing is gripping, the plotting masterly - Rachel Johnson, Sunday Times. The Girl Who Played with Fire is that rare thing - a sequel that is even better than the book that went before ... it is to be read in great hungry chunks - Observer. It is rare to find a thriller in which the female characters are allowed so much space to be. Lisbeth Salander really is a wonderful creation - Scotsman. Astonishing novels ... Larsson came up with an entirely new kind of heroine for the crime story ... as with Larsson's first novel, this is wonderful stuff - Daily Express. A year ago, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won ecstatic praise from British critics and readers. Now its successor, The Girl who Played with Fire has outsold the likes of Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson ... once more, another figure seizes the book by the scruff of its neck and binds the reader in fetters of fascination - Independent. As with the first book, this complex novel is not just a thrilling read, but tackles head-on the kind of issues that Larsson himself railed against in society, such as endemic establishment corruption and the exploitation of women - Daily Mail.


About the Author

Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson, born in 1954, was a journalist. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Expo from 1999, and had previously worked at a major news agency for many years.

He was one of the world's leading experts on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and Nazi organisations, and was often consulted on that account. He died suddenly and unexpectedly in November 2004, soon after delivering the manuscripts for three crime novels to his Swedish publisher. These novels make up the Millennium Trilogy, which has gone on to sell more that 3 million copies in Sweden alone. Tragically, Larsson did not live to see the worldwide phenomenon his work has become.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on LISBETH SALANDER...

Pierced, tattooed and garbed in extreme punk attire, computer hacker Salander is the touching, vulnerable but mightily determined heroine of the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s acclaimed and best-selling MILLENNIUM series. The final book to be published is THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST. Not a heroine cut from the usual detective cloth but a truly memorable one.

Millennium series:
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

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Publication date

8th January 2009

Author

Stieg Larsson

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Hardback
576 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery
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ISBN

9781847245564

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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