Stieg Larsson saw himself as the inheritor of a detective fiction tradition in which the detective novel was used by a writer on the Left to expose social ills from an intentionally Socialist perspective.
Stieg Larsson (early 2000s) followed in the footsteps of Henning Mankell of “The 5th Woman” in the 1990s and the husband and wife team Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo of “Roseanna” and “The Laughing Policeman” in the 1960s and 1970s. All were socialist writers.
In fact, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo PLANNED A 10 NOVEL SERIES before writing the first book!
I believe what we think of as a Trilogy was an accident of death.
Stieg Larsson too planned 10 novels.
Posted by Leo Rivers in Cottage Grove Oregon , 15 May 2011