THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE – STIEG LARSSON
“There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility” – Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played With Fire
I think that I picked up the first one of these because my father had read and enjoyed them. I don’t remember when I picked up the second book – must have seen it for cheap somewhere. This is the second installment of the popular series by Stieg Larsson. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series (originally called the Millemnium series in Sweden) was catapulted into the popular eye after Larsson died of a heart attack at age 50.( Coincidentally Larsson’s father died of a heart attack at age 50 as well. ) The manuscripts for the novels were found and published posthumously. The project was something that Larsson enjoyed writing in his spare time, on evenings after working as a magazine editor. Which leads me to believe that one of the main protagonists, Mikael Blomkvist, is a supercharged version of Stieg Larsson. According to wikipedia there is a dispute over the ownership of possible other installments of the series, with the late author’s wife on one side and family on the other.