Girl Who Played With Fire

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.

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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.
Author:
Larsson Stieg
Format:
Paperback

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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.

Review:

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.

Product details

Author:
Larsson, Stieg
Publisher:
Quercus UK
ISBN:
9781906694180
Translated from:
Swedish
Series Title:
Millennium Trilogy
Audience:
General
Pages:
608
Width (mm):
140
Length (mm):
260
Additional Info:
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.
Awards:
Winner of Glasnyckeln (Glass Key Award) 2005.
Weight (g):
36

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The girl who played with fire

Extremely well written, very gripping.

We learn some more about Lisbeth Salander

The story shifts to focus on Lisbeth’s history, although the book takes a while to get to the point (the details of Lisbeth’s holiday seems largely irrelevant in the context of the rest of the book). Conveniently, the 2 stories running through this story ends up being the same. The villains appear to be even darker than in the previous novel. A good cat and mouse novel all the same, that shows off Lisbeth’s skills.

Even better than the first book!

Thrown into the thick of the characters this is the best of the three books. Impossible to put down, thrilling from start to finish.

Engrossing

As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. Fans of the millenium trilogy will really enjoy The girl who played with fire.

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