The order of Stieg Larsson’s books

I have received several questions about which book in the Stieg Larsson “The girl with the dragon tattoo” came first, second and third.

I figure I’d create an additional post specifically on that subject to settle things once and for all.

The order of Stieg Larsson’s books

Here is the order of Stieg Larsson’s books:

1. The girl with the dragon tattoo

2. The Girl Who Played with Fire

3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ nest

And that was the order in which Stieg Larsson’s books were published.

For information on what the original titles are in Swedish, you might be interested in this blog post: The original titles of the Stieg Larsson books in Swedish



The girl with the dragon tattoo: the books and the movies: the original Swedish titles

What do the original titles really mean?

As many of you have noticed, the Stieg Larsson book series about Lisbeth Salander and her friends have become quite the hype.

Since I know many of y’all out there are very interested in the books and movies, I am trying to put some general information in my blog about it. I will add additional posts as I go forward.

For starters, here are the books/movies and their orginial names in Swedish..

The girl with the dragon tattoo and the original Swedish title

The Swedish title is “Män som hatar kvinnor” which actually translates to “Men who hate women” and nothing else. My own theory is that the popularity concerning Lisbeth Salander [...]

Where is Hedestad, Sweden?

So, where is it, where is Hedestad?

Where is Hedestad really located?

The town Hedestad, Sweden known from the Stig Larsson books is really nowhere.. Hedestad, Sweden is made up and not based on actual, existing buildings, unlike much of the other scenery. There is a Stig Larsson walk around Stockholm (at least there used to be), but there will never be a walk in Hedestad, Sweden. Cause it doesn´t exist. Really. For sure.

Could you imagine that the phrase “hedestad Sweden” is googled in the US around 1300 times a month? Now that’s impressive. The work of a writer makes people that interested in finding out if Hedestad, Sweden really exists.

I really liked the book series [...]