The Girl Who Played With Fire

Author: Stieg Larsson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1847248977

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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*********************** Listbeth Salander returns in the second novel in the bestselling series - 100 million copies of the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series sold worldwide. "Even more gripping and astonishing than the first . . . This novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats" Joan Smith, Sunday Times Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about sex trafficking in Sweden are murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her. Mikael Blomkvist, Millennium magazine's legendary star reporter, does not believe the police. Using all his magazine staff and resources to prove Salander's innocence, Blomkvist also uncovers her terrible past, spent in criminally corrupt institutions. Yet Salander is more avenging angel than helpless victim. She may be an expert at staying out of sight - but she has ways of tracking down her most elusive enemies. Stieg Larsson's groundbreaking trilogy is continued in The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye and The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz

The Earl Who Played With Fire

Author: Sara Ramsey

Publisher: Sara Ramsey

ISBN: 1938312074

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5651


A woman courting ruin… No one would suspect prim, proper Prudence Etchingham of lusting after her best friend’s brother. Nor would anyone guess that she’s responsible for dozens of the best forgeries in London’s antiquities markets. But if her love for Alex is doomed to fail, she must raise enough money to escape the marriage mart. She just needs one last, daring forgery to set herself up for life… A man evading disaster… Alex Staunton, the rich Earl of Salford, lives a charmed existence. No one knows that he’s dangerously attracted to his sister’s best friend. Nor has he revealed that he suffers from an ancient curse — one that has given him everything, but prevents him from marrying the woman of his dreams. But when an enemy from his past takes an unseemly interest in Prudence’s future, Alex must find a way to break the curse…or risk losing her forever. A love they’re destined for… Every seductive encounter brings them closer together — but their secret, smoldering desires will inevitably burn them. And when Prudence’s illicit forgery collides with Alex’s desperate search, more than their hearts are at stake. Can they break Alex’s curse and save Prudence from her unwanted suitor? Or will their love become a weapon that will destroy them both? -- Series: Muses of Mayfair #4 Previous Books: Heiress Without A Cause (Mayfair #1) Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (Mayfair #2) The Marquess Who Loved Me (Mayfair #3) Genre: Regency Historical Setting: London, 1813 Length: 80,000 words (full-length novel) Sensuality: Hot

Quicklet on Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played with Fire (CliffNotes-like Book Summary)

Author: Davanna Cimino

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614640602

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 65

View: 5013


Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! MEET THE AUTHOR Davanna Cimino has a life-long love of literature. She is a copy editor and copywriter, writes fiction and poetry, and has a law degree. She lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida. She has three sons, and a Brittany named Jubal. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Steig Larsson gave Lasse Winkler, editor in chief of the Swedish book trade magazine Svensk Bokhandel, one of the last if not the last interviews of his life. Winkler remembered Larsson in this article in The Telegraph. The interview was conducted before the Millennium trilogy went global. In the interview, Larsson anticipated what the success of his fiction-writing would mean to him personally and professionally, and discussed the genesis of the series, including The Girl Who Played With Fire (TGWPWF). Larsson told Winkler that the seed of the character of Lisbeth Salander was Pippi Longstocking. From the website Pippi's World.com: She can do very bizarre things on account of her strength, such as lifting her horse from one place to another and throwing people across a room! In one place it is said that Pippi Longstocking has the strength of ten full-grown men. Larsson asked himself What would she be like today? What would she be like as an adult? What would you call a person like that? A sociopath? Hyperactive? Wrong. She simply sees society in a different light. Ill make her 25 years-old, and an outcast. She has no friends and is deficient in social skills. That was my original thought. Larsson told Winkler that he also used another character of Pippi Longstockings creator, Astrid Lindgrenthe boy detective, Kalle Blomkvistas the inspiration for Mikael Blomkvist. Only now hes 45 years-old... . An altruistic know-it-all... ., according to Larsson. Larsson explained to Winkler that he learned the mechanics of crime fiction from the books he reviewed when he worked at Swedish TT news agency. Larsson cites the authors whose work he critiquedSara Paretsky, Val McDermid, Elizabeth George and Minette Walters as influences. Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Played with Fire + The genesis of the Millennium trilogy + About the Author:The Man Who Left Too soon + Overall Summary: The Girl Who Thought No One Loved Her + The Girl Who Played with Fire, chapter summary + ...and much more

The Grand Man

Author: Florence Wetzel

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9177859731

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 8573


A fast-paced detective novel about an American jazz-journalist in Stockholm who gets drawn into two unsolved Swedish mysteries: the 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme, and Stieg Larsson's missing fourth book.

The Wolf Who Played With Fire

Author: Sarah Makela

Publisher: Kissa Press LLC

ISBN: 0991046951

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 1724


Some magic can’t be unspun… Meddling in magic… If Mia Brooks could turn back time, it would be to when she used her fledgling magic to craft a potion for an injured werewolf. It nearly killed the Pack Alpha, and now the lives of her witch mentor, Jessa, and her soldier boyfriend, Ethan Parker, have been changed forever. Jessa is in hospital after a vicious werewolf attack. And, Ethan, having being bitten, is becoming a werewolf himself. A wolf at the door… Mia can’t turn back time, but she can try to make things right with the two people she cares about most. She’s keeping Jessa’s shop, Eternally Magick, open, and she’s there for Ethan as his inner wolf grows. But, by the next full moon, his transformation will be complete. Can she really be the mate of a half-man-half-wolf, living within the law of the Pack? Under his spell… Struggling to contain his new lupine senses, Ethan goes missing on active duty. When Mia realizes her werewolf lover has been abducted, she knows must harness every magic power she possesses to get him safely back… The Cry Wolf series #1 - The Witch Who Cried Wolf (available now) #2 - Cold Moon Rising (available now) #3 - The Wolf Who Played with Fire (available now) #4 - Highland Moon Rising (available now) #5 - The Selkie Who Loved A Wolf (available now) #6 - The Leopard Who Claimed A Wolf (available now) #7 - TBA (coming March 2020)

The Girl Who Played with Fire: Book Two of the Millennium Series (Study Guide)

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610429265

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Steig Larsson's Millennium Series isn't the most complicated book--but it's loaded with characters and plots...so many that this guide can help. The perfect companion to Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played with Fire," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

The Man Who Played with Fire

Author: Jan Stocklassa

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

ISBN: 9781542092937

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 815


The author of the Millennium novels laid out the clues. Now a journalist is following them. When Stieg Larsson died, the author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo had been working on a true mystery that out-twisted his Millennium novels: the assassination on February 28, 1986, of Olof Palme, the Swedish prime minister. It was the first time in history that a head of state had been murdered without a clue who'd done it--and on a Stockholm street at point-blank range. Internationally known for his fictional far-right villains, Larsson was well acquainted with their real-life counterparts and documented extremist activities throughout the world. For years he'd been amassing evidence that linked their terrorist acts to what he called "one of the most astounding murder cases" he'd ever covered. Larsson's archive was forgotten until journalist Jan Stocklassa was given exclusive access to the author's secret project. In The Man Who Played with Fire, Stocklassa collects the pieces of Larsson's true-crime puzzle to follow the trail of intrigue, espionage, and conspiracy begun by one of the world's most famous thriller writers. Together they set out to solve a mystery that no one else could.

Stieg Larsson

Author: Jan-Erik Pettersson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402789403

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

View: 2066


Stieg Larsson's former publisher reveals the real man behind the mega-bestselling Millennium Trilogy--a man who fought heroically for human rights, and who brought that same political and moral passion to his writing. Until the trilogy's posthumous publication, Larsson was best known for his devotion to left-wing causes and as a tireless anti-fascist activist. Horrified by the rise of far-right extremism in Sweden, he dedicated himself to exposing these often shadowy and violent groups--at great personal risk--gaining international respect for the depth of his commitment and knowledge. Jan-Erik Pettersson shows how Stieg's energetic championing of social justice and women's rights characterized his life as well as his work, finally animating the Millennium Trilogy and particularly the character of the unforgettable Lisbeth Salander. Throughout the book Pettersson explores the issues, people, and places who inspired Larsson's portrayal of Salander and her champion, journalist Michael Blomkvist.

Masters of Lygrenn

Author: Arjun Pawar

Publisher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9352013093

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

View: 4055


"In an era dominated by the saints rises a Kingdom where sins are committed regularly. A Kingdom ruled by a noble King but misled by his cruel Masters. Hamish, the cruellest Master with a dream of conquering the world, faces a challenge from an ordinary boy, who in search of his answers finds the reason for his existence. Fire God, the most powerful and loyal Master of the King, is stuck in a dilemma of whether to support the good or the bad. A story of brutal vengeance where there is no space for the good. Will the good rise to power?"

The Man Who Left Too Soon

Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1843584573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

View: 2811


In the Man Who Left Too Soon, top crime fiction journalist Barry Forshaw gives us a fascinating insight into the life and works of this difficult, brilliant and multifaceted man. His best-selling books are violent, terrifying, brilliantly written and have sold millions of copies around the world, but Stieg Larsson was not there to witness any of their international success. That his fame is entirely posthumous demonstrates the dizzying speed with which his star has risen. However, when one looks a little deeper at the man behind these phenomenal novels, it becomes clear that Larsson's life would have been remembered as extraordinary even if his Millennium Trilogy had never been published. Larsson was a workacholic: a keen politcal activist, photographer, graphic desinger, a respected journalist and editor of numerous science fiction magazines...and at night, to relax after work, he wrote thrillers. As the world now knows, he had completed his third book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by the time of his death at just 50 years of age.