Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire

“The Girl who Played with Fire” is the second novel in The Millennium Trilogy and was firstcontent-images-stieglarsson_v2-right_books_offering published in 2006.
 It was published in English in 2009 and straight away became a No. 1 Best Seller in UK and was the first translated novel to do that in the hardback chart.

It won the Swedish Crime Writers Academy Award in 2006 for The Best Swedish Crime Novel .
According to figures from June 2011, the Millennium Trilogy has together sold 60 million copies in more than 50 countries. 

Plot summary

Lisbeth Salander is wanted for a triple murder. All three victims are connected to a trafficking expose about to be published in Mikael Blomqvists magazine Millenium, and Lisbeths fingerprints are on the weapon.

Lisbeth vanishes to avoid capture by the justice. Mikael, not believing the police, is
despairingly trying to clear her name, using all his resources and the staff of his magazine. During this process, Mikael discovers Lisbeths past, a terrible story of abuse and traumatizing experiences growing up in the Swedish care system.

When he eventually finds her, it’s only to discover that she is far more entangled in his initial investigation of the sex industry than he could ever imagine.

305 comments on “The Girl Who Played with Fire”

  • Adrian Zenuni says:

    Somebody can give me the meaning,message of this book because i need to read and to send to my teacher Please ?????

    - Adrian Zenuni,


  • aletta c f bucknall says:

    i have read the girl with the dragon tattoo and the girl who kicked the hornest nest i have enjoyed it i can recomend both and if you never have read in your life do read this as they are the most spellbinding never to put down to last page books in years i have read

    - aletta c f bucknall,


  • Prerna Singh says:

    D book is seriously outstanding……i jst luved d whole plot…..hats off to d buk

    - Prerna Singh,


  • Fan says:

    I like second book too

    - Fan,


  • melinda Lu says:

    I also like the 2nd book best, too. The third is good, but Lisbeth doesn’t have much to do.

    - melinda Lu,


  • admin says:

    the whole series is juz amazing!! I luved it!!


  • admin says:

    the whole series is juz amazing!! I luved it!!


  • Kelly Alex S says:

    I see how this guy could literally try and make this girl out to be really promiscuous, if thats the case, maybe this sick pervert should try and help her, and get her help instead of speculating her life, for the world to see…for judgement. Thou shalt not cast stones.

    - Kelly Alex S,


  • Kelly Alex S says:

    I see how this guy could literally try and make this girl out to be really promiscuous, if thats the case, maybe this sick pervert should try and help her, and get her help instead of speculating her life, for the world to see…for judgement. Thou shalt not cast stones.

    - Kelly Alex S,


  • C. O says:

    I finished both the first and the second book in two days and I didn’t do anything else but read, (I nearly even forgot to eat a couple of times) . I want to start the third but I know I won’t be able to put it down.

    - C. O,


    • Durval, says:

      Can you give me a message or the whole plot or meaning of book

      - Adrian Zenuni,


    • Vahid, says:

      Great comment, “I miss the tiny island, and all that coffee…”. My sentiments exactly. I love these books, I’m almost done with “The Girl Who Played with Fire”. I sorrow because I know that this great story will end.

      - willjr29,


  • C. O says:

    I finished both the first and the second book in two days and I didn’t do anything else but read, (I nearly even forgot to eat a couple of times) . I want to start the third but I know I won’t be able to put it down.

    - C. O,


  • Adriano Siqueira says:

    Just finished the first book and it was great! Now heading to the bookstore for the 2nd…

    - Adriano Siqueira,


  • Adriano Siqueira says:

    Just finished the first book and it was great! Now heading to the bookstore for the 2nd…

    - Adriano Siqueira,


  • Erin Milligan says:

    Finshed The Girl Who Played With Fire last night! I read the last 300 pages in less than 24 hours, I just couldn’t put it down! Now I gotta go get The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest asap!

    - Erin Milligan,


    • Adrian Zenuni, says:

      Just wait until you read The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest.

      - BladeRunner,


  • Erin Milligan says:

    Finshed The Girl Who Played With Fire last night! I read the last 300 pages in less than 24 hours, I just couldn’t put it down! Now I gotta go get The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest asap!

    - Erin Milligan,


  • SONYA BROWN says:

    I JUST FINISHED THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO., IT WAS VERYCOMPELLING WITH THE EUROPEAN STYLE OF THE SETTIND.. I FOUND WORDS IN THIS BOOK THAT I NEVER HEARD OF, SO, IT WAS A VERY EDUCATIONAL READ ALSO.

    - SONYA BROWN,


  • SONYA BROWN says:

    I JUST FINISHED THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO., IT WAS VERYCOMPELLING WITH THE EUROPEAN STYLE OF THE SETTIND.. I FOUND WORDS IN THIS BOOK THAT I NEVER HEARD OF, SO, IT WAS A VERY EDUCATIONAL READ ALSO.

    - SONYA BROWN,


  • Janet Couture, NC says:

    I am hooked! Loved Girl with the Dragon Tatoo but The Girl Who Played with Fire is awesome. Almost finished. Can’t stop listening to the audiobook.

    - Janet Couture, NC,


    • BladeRunner, says:

      Great comment, “I miss the tiny island, and all that coffee…”. My sentiments exactly. I love these books, I’m almost done with “The Girl Who Played with Fire”. I sorrow because I know that this great story will end.

      - willjr29,


  • Janet Couture, NC says:

    I am hooked! Loved Girl with the Dragon Tatoo but The Girl Who Played with Fire is awesome. Almost finished. Can’t stop listening to the audiobook.

    - Janet Couture, NC,


  • Karen Hive says:

    The book didn’t end until the first few chapters of the third book.

    With apprehension, I suspended my natural inclination towards disbelief for the first book and most of the second, but when Lisbeth, while standing in a forest, suddenly understands the proof for Fermat’s Theoram, I had to draw the line.

    While the characters are interesting and have depth, the translation makes the prose come across as low grade fan fiction.

    - Karen Hive,


    • Name/signature, says:

      The books are sensational, since all fiction descriptions are happening in present world.They do seem the gen of other famous novels which, in spite of also being bet sellers, have absolutely impossible stories in such little time…

      - Durval,


  • Karen Hive says:

    The book didn’t end until the first few chapters of the third book.

    With apprehension, I suspended my natural inclination towards disbelief for the first book and most of the second, but when Lisbeth, while standing in a forest, suddenly understands the proof for Fermat’s Theoram, I had to draw the line.

    While the characters are interesting and have depth, the translation makes the prose come across as low grade fan fiction.

    - Karen Hive,


    • Name/signature, says:

      70 Kindle — You are with it. — Keep staying that Way

      - Herbert207,


  • Pat Robair says:

    I am reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo……I am so glad it is a trilogy because I would hate for it to end with just one book!

    - Pat Robair,


  • Pat Robair says:

    I am reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo……I am so glad it is a trilogy because I would hate for it to end with just one book!

    - Pat Robair,


  • Jeanette says:

    I just couln’t get enough of The Girl who played with Fire, it was really a great book! I can also say this about the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which I also saw the movie. I am looking forward to reading The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest!!

    The books were so hard to put down and when I was nearing the ending I didn’t wan to book to end.

    - Jeanette,


  • Jeanette says:

    I just couln’t get enough of The Girl who played with Fire, it was really a great book! I can also say this about the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which I also saw the movie. I am looking forward to reading The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest!!

    The books were so hard to put down and when I was nearing the ending I didn’t wan to book to end.

    - Jeanette,


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