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Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

“Larsson deserves every scrap of his reputation as a master storyteller.”
Time Out





Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson honed his research skills as an investigative journalist. His area of expertise was the extreme, racist right. As a result, he was uniquely equipped to create the web of corruption, threats and violence found in the Millennium series.

And consequently the main character Mikael Blomkvist is not a police officer, but a driven writer and journalist with powerful enemies. He shares the spotlight with the young eccentric Lisbeth Salander. The Swedish title of the first book in the series translates to Men Who Hate Women, and Lisbeth does not always fare well in this company.

Stieg Larsson died shortly after submitting the manuscripts for his three novels. His life partner (and co-writer?) Eva Gabrielsson is currently finalizing her memoir about Larsson. Maybe we will soon know the truth about the rumored fourth novel in the Millennium series.

» Click on the links or the book covers below to read more about each title.

The Millennium series - In chronological order

Stieg Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon TattooStieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played With FireStieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


Barry Forshaw, The Man Who Left Too SoonEva Gabrielsson, There Are Things I Want You to Know