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The Girl Who Played with Fire
A Novel
by Stieg Larsson

"A gripping, stay-up-all-night read."
—Entertainment Weekly

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  • About the Film

    Now a major motion picture from Music Box Films/Nordisk Film, starring Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, and Peter Haber, and directed by Niels Arden Oplev. In theaters July 9, expanding to all theaters July 23.

    About the Book

    Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander's innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.

    "Boasts an intricate, puzzle-like story line... even as it accelerates toward its startling and violent conclusion."
    --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

    "Gripping stuff.... A nail-biting tale of murder and cover-ups."

    About the Author

    Stieg Larsson, who lived in Sweden, was the editor in chief of the magazine Expo and a leading expert on antidemocratic right-wing extremist and Nazi organizations. He died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

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