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The girl who played with fire

The girl who played with fire

Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004

When a young couple are found dead in their Stockholm apartment, it's a straightforward job for Inspector Bublanski and his team. The killer left the weapon at the scene. The fingerprints on the gun point in only one direction - towards ex-security analyst Lisbeth Salander

Paperback, Book. English. Suspense fiction.
Published London: MacLehose, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland
ISBN: 1906694184, 9781906694180
Physical Description: 569 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Millennium ; 2
Subject: Human trafficking Fiction.; Police Sweden Stockholm Fiction.; Publishers and publishing Fiction.; Computer hackers Fiction.
Uniform Title: Flickan som lekte med elden. English

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6.2
Interest Level: UY
Points: 30
Quiz Number: 217236

Author note

Stieg Larsson was the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Expo . He was a leading expert on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist organisations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the text of the novels that make up the Millennium Trilogy.

Reviews

'As good as crime writing gets', Times Literary Supplement .||'Even more gripping and astonishing than the first ... this novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats' Sunday Times .

'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' Kate Mosse.

Back cover copy

The Exposé: Millennium publisher Mikael Blomkvist has made his reputation exposing corrupt establishment figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with an investigation into sex trafficking, Blomkvist cannot resist waging a war on the powerful figures who control this lucrative industry.

The Murder: When a young couple are found dead in their Stockholm apartment, it's a straightforward job for Inspector Bublanski and his team. The killer left the weapon at the scene - and the fingerprints on the gun point in only one direction.

The Girl Who Played with Fire: Ex-security analyst Lisbeth Salander is wanted for murder. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her. The only way Salander can be reached is by computer. But she can break into almost any network she chooses.