While Larsson was living in Sweden, he was an editor in chief of a magazine, and in his spare time he wrote three books. Then in 2004 he died but not before he delivered his manuscripts for a trilogy of "The Girl" books. Then in 2005 his first book in the trilogy, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, was published in Sweden. Three years later the book would be translated into english and sold in the United States, and become a national bestseller.
How completely sad is that! Larsson never got to see his book published and then cross the ocean and become a bestseller.
The second book is out now and called, The Girl Who Played With Fire. I can't wait to pick it up and start reading it.