Crime fiction has seldom needed to salute and mourn such a stellar talent as Larsson's in the same breath - Sunday Times A striking novel, full of passion, an evocative sense of place and subtle insights into venal, corrupt minds - Observer Larsson's writing managed to make her (Salander) intriguing, admirable, even sympathetic ... an absorbing, exciting and bloody multi-layered chase ... the climax is a feast of gore ... the urgency of Larsson's prose prevents boredom in reading a book that otherwise would be regarded as over-long ... a riveting read - The Times. The book is packed with incident, thrills, characters, rich details and plot revelations ... truly powerful ... a stunning, emotionally draining climax - Euro Crime ...sent me reeling ... I can say quite confidently that the second book is one of the greatest works of fiction, not just crime fiction ... by the end of the Girl Who Played With Fire, I found myself practically tearing through the pages as if hidden in the story were something as important as the secret to eternity - Ali Karim, The Rap Sheet. ... a gripping novel, driven by a mixture of anger and warmth - Financial Times
Stieg 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. Martin Wenner has starred in several films including Another Country and The Rainbow, and has also worked with Radio 3.