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Crime, Thriller & Mystery
The two protagonists of The Girl Who Played With Fire remain the same as in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Lisbeth Salander makes a re-appearance in this book, in a slightly more shapely form, after a bust enhancement surgery. However, she remains as asocial, silent and intriguing as she was in her first avatar. The crusading and rather promiscuous hero, Mikael Blomkvist is back too. In this book, along with another reporter and a PhD student, he works on a sex-and-sleaze story regarding a prostitution ring that services highly powerful people in Swedish society.
Blomkvist is shocked when both his colleagues are brutally killed, but he is astonished when Lisbeth Salander becomes the prime suspect. Even as a disbelieving Blomkvist tries to prove her innocence, Lisabeth Salander finds herself being targeted by both the police and killers. The ensuing tense drama forces her back to a past she desperately wants to forget.
The Girl Who Played With Fire was in the Top 10 of The Sunday Times Hardback Bestseller list. The book was also adapted into a movie. The Millennium Trilogy is a crime series that was published posthumously after the author's demise. The books have sold 65 million copies worldwide.
About the Author
Stieg Larsson was a well known journalist, who was known for his research and investigation into the issues surrounding right wing extremism.
Some of his other popular books are:
Men Who Hate Women
The Grandiose Fantasy that was Blown up
Larsson was an avid science fiction fan and wrote several fanzines. He also worked as a photographer and graphic designer. He died in the year 2004, due to a heart attack. He was 50 years old at that point of time. He had a long-time partner, Eva Gabrielsson.