The Man Who Played with Fire: Stieg Larsson's Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin
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About the Author
Jan Stocklassa is a Swedish writer and journalist focusing on large-scale conspiracies in international politics. In his books, Stocklassa uses a narrative nonfiction style to unveil unknown facts about important events in recent history.
His breakthrough came with the critically acclaimed bestseller Stieg Larsson's Archive: The Key to the Palme Murder, a narrative nonfiction book published in 2018 that has been sold in more than fifty countries and translated into twenty-six languages. Following its publication, Swedish police began actively pursuing the leads presented in the book in the assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme.
His professional career includes being a Swedish diplomat, launching the Metro newspaper in Prague, and collaborating as a journalist with major media houses in Sweden and abroad, as well as coproducing the movie and TV series Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire.
"Having gained exclusive access to Larsson's trove of research, Stocklassa presents an in-depth look into the investigation. Based on the findings, Swedish police now have a suspect for the first time in years. This well-crafted whodunit will keep readers engaged from start to finish...This story is sure to gain international traction as the investigation into the Palme assassination heats up again." --Library Journal
"Larsson buffs won't want to miss this one." --Publishers Weekly
"It's more than just a thrilling book...there's a lot of evidence that points to an international conspiracy." --CBS This Morning Saturday
"A fascinating 'creative nonfiction' account of the greatest unsolved mystery in Swedish history." --Wall Street Journal
"It's rare...to see true-crime narratives that convincingly and humbly enter the realm of spy thrillers, but Stocklassa's book really, really does...Stocklassa certainly reveals the sinister underbelly of governmental operations." --NPR
"Fans of the Millennium books will certainly enjoy this recreation of Larsson's attempts to solve a real-life murder...Stocklassa succeeds in infecting us with the 'Palme bug'. It is impossible to read and not yearn for resolution." --The Spectator (UK)
"Stocklassa's book has shone a new light on a tragedy that has haunted Sweden for three decades...reads like a spy thriller." --The New European (UK)