Can you tell that I really liked this book? It is a great psychological mystery. I loved the way the author developed the characters and the story. It kept me wanting to read more and more later and later into the night!
The same main characters are present as main characters in both books. Mikael Blomkvist company Millenium is planning to publish a book exposing sex trafficking in Sweden. His magazine is going to run an article about it the same time the book comes out. Before that happens, the two authors of the book are murdered. The same evening, Lisbeth Salander's guardian is murdered. Lisbeth is connected by evidence to all the murders and she goes underground. Mikael is trying to solve the murders and to find Lisbeth. To do both, Mikael and Lisbeth both need to dig into Lisbeth's past.
The third of this trilogy is now out called The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. It is a continuation of the first two books.
Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was a Swedish writer and journalist.
Prior to his sudden death of a heart attack in November 2004 he finished three detective novels in his trilogy "The Millenium-series" which were published posthumously; "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest". Altogether, his trilogy has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide (summer of 2009), and he was the second bestselling author in the world 2008.
STIEG LARSSON, 1954-2004
During the last 15 years of his life, he and his life companion Eva Gabrielsson lived under constant threat from right-wing violence.