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.



By Editor

305 thoughts on “The Girl Who Played with Fire”
  1. While I would normally complain about the wait for the second novel, I’d gladly wait a year than to never read it! I am an English reader (U.S.) of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and I loved it! When the pace picked up in the middle of the book, it

    n e v e r s l o w e d d o w n .

    I will wait in agonized silence until “Plays with Fire” is released.

    Lucia / SF USA,

  2. It’s not often that I cannot put a book down, however I think this is slightly better than the first and quite addictive.

    I am not sure how I’ll go waiting another 12 months for the release in English of Castles in the Sky!

    Ian Rowell,

  3. Just finished the second book here in Pennsylvania, and it was quite difficult to put it down. Definitely an alluring read. The ending was quite abrupt, which should certainly make me crazy until the third book comes out in English. Is Mr. Larsson for real or was this all a well planned marketing execution.

    Timothy Schwarz,

  4. This was The best Christmas present ever!

    Yummy characters, super plot.

    I was hoping for a follow up book to be available for the best ever present for birthday in a few days.

    Susie de Gouveia, JHB SA,

  5. OMG, I just finished the second novel and was in tears. The ending was not what I expected at all and i cannot wait for the third installment. I can’t believe I have to wait 12 months!!!!!!

    Sam Neill,

  6. Just finished the second novel and about to start the third and last one of this trilogy. I’m reading them in French (all 3 books are available, lucky me!!!!). I can’t wait to find out what happens to Lisbeth…

    B. Beauchamp,

  7. I’ve just finished “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and am devastated to learn that I can’t get all of three books in English so I can complete this trilogy.

    On hols at Coffs Harbour and book 2 unavailable.

    Margaret Lewis,

  8. Read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in Four Days. Read the girl who played with fire in three. Need I say more

    Alan,

  9. The first book in the trilogy was excellent. I read it last summer (08) and could not put it down.

    If the next book is as good as the first, then I won’t be disappointed.

    Won’t be long before someone considers making these in to a film. I hope :o)

    Nigel Slocombe,

  10. Read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in Four Days. Read the girl who played with fire in three. Need I say more

    Alan,

  11. Have just read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2 days, need next book asap, could not believe how addictive it was, maybe I should wait to read 2nd next Dec as I sure wont be able to wait till 2010 till 3rd one arrives.

    Or i could start learning Swedish…………

    S Morse – Moree NSW,

  12. I just finished book 1 and couldn’t wait for the US release date of July 2009 for the second book so I just ordered if from the UK. I hope they translate the movies, or have subtitles and release it here in the US.

    Alexa,

  13. I just finished book 1 and couldn’t wait for the US release date of July 2009 for the second book so I just ordered if from the UK. I hope they translate the movies, or have subtitles and release it here in the US.

    Alexa,

  14. Have just read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2 days, need next book asap, could not believe how addictive it was, maybe I should wait to read 2nd next Dec as I sure wont be able to wait till 2010 till 3rd one arrives.

    Or i could start learning Swedish…………

    S Morse – Moree NSW,

  15. I just finished book 1 and couldn’t wait for the US release date of July 2009 for the second book so I just ordered if from the UK. I hope they translate the movies, or have subtitles and release it here in the US.

    Alexa,

  16. I just finished book 1 and couldn’t wait for the US release date of July 2009 for the second book so I just ordered if from the UK. I hope they translate the movies, or have subtitles and release it here in the US.

    Alexa,

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