Stieg Larsson

  • An international phenomenon

    Stieg Larsson

    Stieg Larsson, who lived in Sweden, was the editor-in-chief of the magazine Expo and a leading expert on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist, and Nazi organizations. He died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.
MacLehose Press

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

By Stieg Larsson

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.

He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

I doubt you will read a better book this yearIntelligent, complex, with a gripping plot and deeply intriguing characters. The author's early death is a great losWhat a cracking novel! I haven't read such a stunning thriller debut for years. Brilliantly written and totally grippingStieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy has sold 73 million copies worldwide, including 6 million through the UK TCMThe trilogy has inspired a major Hollywood film directed by David Fincher, and three Swedish language adaptationsReissued to tie in with the publication of a fourth volume in the Millennium series written by David Lagercrantz, author of I am Zlatan Imbrahimovic(50,000+TCM)
MacLehose Press

The Girl Who Played With Fire

By Stieg Larsson

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, Millennium magazine's legendary star reporter, 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.

As good as crime writing getsEven more gripping and astonishing than the first ... this novel will leave readers on the edge of their seatsThe second instalment in the Millennium Trilogy sees Salander wanted for a triple murder while Blomkvist tries desperately to clear her name.Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy has sold 73 million copies worldwide, including 6 million through the UK TCMThe trilogy has inspired a major Hollywood film directed by David Fincher, and three Swedish-language adaptationsReissued to tie in with the publication of a fourth volume in the Millennium series written by David Lagercrantz, author of I am Zlatan Imbrahimovic (50,000+TCM)
MacLehose Press

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

By Stieg Larsson

Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release.

With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Once a victim herself, Salander is now ready to fight back.

With the spiky and sassy Lisbeth Salander - punkish wild child, traumatised survivor of the 'care' system, sexual adventurer and computer hacker of genius - Larsson created the most original heroine to emerge in crime fiction for many yearsComplex, satisfying, clever, moral ... a grown-up novel for grown-up readers ... this is why the Millennium Trilogy is rightly a publishing phenomenon all over the worldStieg 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.Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy has sold 73 million copies worldwide, including 6 million through the UK TCMThe trilogy has inspired a major Hollywood film directed by David Fincher, and three Swedish-language adaptationsReissued to tie in with the publication of a fourth volume in the Millennium series written by David Lagercrantz, author of I am Zlatan Imbrahimovic (50,000+TCM)
Lisbeth Salander Returns

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is back

This much anticipated continuation to one of the best-loved crime series of the last decade will be published in Sweden as Det som inte dödar oss (“What Doesn’t Kill You”). The English-language title will differ, and is yet to be confirmed. David Lagercrantz, the author of “What Doesn’t Kill You”, will be visiting the UK in the Spring as part of a seven-month build up to publication which MacLehose Press are aiming to make the event of the publishing year. Publisher Christopher MacLehose said: “In one sense the chance to publish a new novel in the Millennium series merely underlines the sorrow of every one of his readers that Stieg Larsson could not have gone on to complete his planned ten-book oeuvre. But – and it is now almost a new and certainly fabled genre – the continuation by another hand has been long anticipated and David Lagercrantz will keep a very great storyteller’s flame alive. The MacLehose Press are delighted to help him to do that. David Lagercrantz wrote I AM ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC, the prize-winning and bestselling “autobiography” of the Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic and is also the author of a brilliant novel of the life and death of Alan Turing entitled FALL OF MAN IN WILMSLOW which we will publish in May of this year. Lagercrantz is simply an exceptional storyteller himself and his continuation of the Millennium series can be awaited by the millions of Stieg Larsson’s readers with confidence and great impatience.” Lagercrantz is a Swedish journalist and author. His ghosted autobiography I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic was one of the most successful books in recent years, not only in Sweden but worldwide; it was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and the prestigious August Prize. Eva Gedin, the publisher of Norstedts, says: “We all felt that David Lagercrantz was perfectly suited for the task. He is an accomplished author who has created and written about complex and highly original characters throughout his career. We knew he would write this new Millennium novel in his own voice, while being faithful to the DNA of Stieg’s characters.” Stieg Larsson’s family has been involved at every stage of the process. They wrote an agreement with David Lagercrantz for this novel and, given his bona fides, gave him creative latitude while working on the project: “By letting David Lagercrantz write his own Millennium novel we keep the characters and the universe Stieg Larsson created alive.” Joakim and Erland Larsson, the Stieg Larsson Estate David Lagercrantz says: “Stieg Larsson was a master at creating complex stories with a lot of different plotlines and that was something I was determined to live up to . . . [His writing style] is down to earth and unaffected. But there is a kind of journalistic authoritativeness about his work. I realised early on how idiotic it would be for me just to imitate him. This is my own prose.” Stieg Larsson's Millennium books have sold more than 80 million copies in 50 countries making it one of the most successful series of novels in modern times. Publication worldwide will be on 27th August 2015, 10 years since Norstedts published Män som hatar kvinnor which in English was called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Let's play corpse and robbers

Guardian Review

Dirty deeds are afoot in the first of Steig Larsson's bestselling Scandinavian thriller trilogy, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
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The Author Who Played with Fire

Just when Stieg Larsson was about to make his fortune with the mega-selling thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the crusading journalist dropped dead. Now some are asking how much of his fiction–which exposes Sweden’s dark currents of Fascism and sexual predation–is fact.
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