Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was a journalist. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Expo from 1999, and had previously worked at a major news agency for many years. He was one of the world’s leading experts on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and Nazi organisations, and he was often consulted on that account. He was just as ready to give a lecture in a secondary school as at Scotland Yard. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in November 2004, some time before the publication of his debut crime novel and first part of the Millennium trilogy.
Stieg Larsson’s books have sold 75 million copies world wide. The Millennium series has been sold to 50 countries so far.
“I have read Millennium with the happiness and thrilled emotion like as a child I read Dumas or Dickens. It is amazing. This trilogy comfort us secretly: perhaps not everything is lost into this imperfect world. Welcome to the Fiction's Inmortality, Lisbeth Salander!" – Vargas Llosa, El Pais.
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a striking novel. Just when I was thinking that there wasn’t anything new on the horizon, along comes Stieg Larsson with this wonderfully unique story. I was completely absorbed” — Michael Connelly
“As vivid as bloodstains on snow—and a perfect one-volume introduction to the unique strengths of Scandinavian crime fiction.” — Lee Child
“I doubt you will read a better book this year.” — Val McDermid
“What a cracking novel! I haven’t read such a stunning thriller debut for years. The way Larsson interweaves his two stories had me in thrall from beginning to end. Brilliantly written and totally gripping.” — Minette Walters
“A publishing sensation, an accomplished crime writer who seemingly came from nowhere … Crime fiction has seldom needed to salute and mourn such a stellar talent as Larsson’s in the same breath”— Sunday Times
“The ballyhoo is fully justified… The novel scores on every front – character, story, atmosphere and the translation” — The Times
“The journalist and the hacker are ingenious, believable creations… In the end, the novel becomes, among other things, something of a tender love story... This is a striking novel, full of passion, an evocative sense of place and subtle insights into venal, corrupt minds.” — Observer