Stieg Larssons erfenis by Jan Stocklassa

Stieg Larssons erfenis

Op 28 februari 1986 werd de Zweedse premier Olof Palme op straat in Stockholm doodgeschoten. Een moord die tot de dag van vandaag onopgelost is en waarover de meest wilde complottheorieën bestaan. Stieg Larsson, de latere auteur van de wereldberoemde Millennium-trilogie, is overtuigd van de betrokkenheid van extreemrechtse groeperingen en buitenlandse veiligheidsdiensten en begint zelf in het diepste geheim een intensief onderzoek. Hij houdt zij...

Details Stieg Larssons erfenis

TitleStieg Larssons erfenis
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherHollands Diep
GenreNonfiction, Crime, True Crime, History, Politics, Mystery

Reviews Stieg Larssons erfenis

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    ”Stieg Larsson’s three books—known as the Millennium Trilogy or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series—have sold more than eighty million copies, but his greatest achievement wasn’t writing thrillers. He devoted his entire adult life to fighting right-wing extremism.”There was a lot of speculation after Stieg Larsson died at the tender age of 50 that one of the numerous right-wing groups he had been investigating had murdered him. May...
  • Barbara
    4.5 starsThis work of creative non-fiction by Jan Stocklassa offers a comprehensive overview of the murder of Olof Palme.Author Jan StocklassaSwedish Prime Minister Olof Palme*****On February 28, 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated on the corner of Sveavägen and Tunnelgaten in Stockholm. Corner of Sveavägen and Tunnelgaten in StockholmAfter dismissing his security guards for the evening, Palme and his wife Lisbeth went to t...
  • Matt
    In this unique book—mixing true crime, political assassination, espionage, and journal entries—Jan Stocklassa recounts events surrounding one of Sweden’s most baffling cold cases. On the evening of February 28th, 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was out with his wife, when he was shot in the back and died. The assailant fled the scene and police were forced to cobble together eyewitness accounts, though they remained quite flimsy. St...
  • Dimitris Passas (TapTheLine)
    This is a tremendous true crime novel, based on the meticulous and detailed research made by the author, who had access to Stieg Larsson's archive from his years as publisher of the infamous "Expo" magazine. We all know Stieg Larsson as the man who was behind the publishing phenomenon of the "Millenium" trilogy, but only a few are aware of his work as a journalist which was dedicated to unmasking the extreme right in Sweden that gradually gained ...
  • Nina
    Good heavens, this was boring! Boring, boring, boring. The premise sounded good. The author combined his research with years of research left behind by the famous novelist Stieg Larsson in regards to the unsolved assassination of the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme in 1986. The investigation was hopelessly botched by the police. The author provides too much tedious detail, which shows all his and Larsson's intense efforts, but you know what? It...
  • Armand Rosamilia
    Before starting this book, I'd never known anything about an assassination in Sweden or the personal life of Stieg Larsson. I'd never even read his fiction books. The author, Jan Stocklassa, makes an exhaustive and interesting case for who not only who the assassin was, but all the moving parts that went into getting there and having it still unresolved.
  • Laura Noggle
    Drags on a bit, but still reads *almost* like fiction. Not as much Stieg Larsson as I wanted, more of a continuation into his research on the assassination of the Swedish prime minister in the 80s.”What you are holding in your hands is a work of creative nonfiction. It is written like a thriller, but it’s factual.”
  • Jennie Louwes
    This book was choppy and yet congruent. It was quick paced and so packed full of information it verged on overwhelm. To keep the "players" straight you'd almost need to create your own wall map of interconnectedness with pictures, string, and thumbtacks! Of course, it's these very things that lead me to give "The Man Who Played With Fire" 4 stars. I might very well be in the minority; but, I didn't fully realize who Steig Larsson was until I read...
  • Greg
    The description starts hard-boiled as true-crime can get with tantalizing lost research of author/journalist Stieg Larsson on the ultimate cold-case the assassination Prime Minister Olof Palme February 28, 1986. That's one hell of a pitch, and I couldn't resist taking a crack at it. The reality is, Jan Stocklassa's globe-trotting, multi-lingual adventure has less to with Steig than catching the bug of citizen investigation in the vein of Michelle...
  • Patricia Bowen
    This book was not what I expected. I got through the first fifty or so pages and it didn't draw me in. I knew it would be about Larsson, but it was billed as a thriller so I thought it would be written like one. Maybe the backstory and press accounts would have been more interesting interspersed with the story, instead of all up front where I had to plow through it without knowing how it would fit in. Perhaps it got better after another fifty pag...
  • Monique
    Wow, this was an eye-opener! I knew a little about the late Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and his murder, but I didn't know that novelist Stieg Larsson had taken such a keen interest in the case. Jan Stocklassa, using his own research and tons of material Stieg Larsson had accumulated throughout the years, wrote a book that left me in stunned disbelief! Oh my goodness, the story of Olof Palme's unresolved murder is the stuff bestselling thril...
  • Michelle Only Wants to Read
    I found this book informative and interesting.I learned more about Stieg Larsson, a favorite. It’s a shame he died so young. One can only wonder how much better at research he would’ve been with the current technology available. And, how the lack of technology at that time (not cameras in every corner, smart phones, etc) has helped to keep this assassination a mystery. It was a slow read for me. I took my time with it. Second half was more en...
  • Dimitris Passas (TapTheLine)
    This is a tremendous true crime novel, based on the meticulous and detailed research made by the author, who had access to Stieg Larsson's archive from his years as publisher of the infamous "Expo" magazine. We all know Stieg Larsson as the man who was behind the publishing phenomenon of the "Millenium" trilogy, but only a few are aware of his work as a journalist which was dedicated to unmasking the extreme right in Sweden that gradually gained ...
  • Ken Fredette
    I knew it, I read the whole book and only came away with a best case scenario. It was a hard read at first because of all the names but this cleared up when it got to maybe 15 or so. It took him 8 years but it took me two weeks on and off, to read. But I read other books in the mean time. I couldn't get myself motivated in reading it.
  • John Bastin
    This was interesting for a while, but it got old long before I got to the end.Count this one as a DNF.
  • Javier
    When Olof Palme, the Swedish Primer Minister, was assassinated on February 28, 1986, while going back home after being at the movies, Stieg Larsson, who would become world wide known years later with the “Millenium” trilogy, worked as a graphic designer and journalist for a news agency. One of his passions was investigating the extreme right groups that were growing up in Sweden, publishing a couple of books on the subject. After the death of...
  • Chris Birdy
  • Thk
    So glad to have picked this up at the local library, and many kudos to it investing resources in getting such latest books (some in advance of what you can find at the local bookstore). I am quite familiar with Larsson through the Millennium series, and not previously aware that he was a strong investigative reporter too.A non-fiction account of the assassination of a former Swedish prime minister, it is divided into 3 main portions - Larsson's w...
  • Bryan Campbell
    I read this book because I greatly enjoyed Stieg Larsson's novels. I knew next to nothing about the Palme assassination. Jan Stocklassa is too much of a Larrson fan boy to write this book objectively. Larsson was an avowed Trotskite. He work hard to find any evidentiary linkage between the perpetrators of the assination and his real life political opponents.I read the whole book. A lot of it is a pedantic run on description of Larsson's investiga...
  • Kelly
    Destroyed any interest I had in the subject.
  • Joe Davoust
    This is much more an investigation on a 1980's assassination of a Swedish leader than is a reflection on the popular writer Stieg Larsson. It does build on Larsson's work and gives him much credit for it, but unlike the title, it is not primarily about how he dug into dangerous things. Lots of facts, very repetitive, and lots of well thought out but rampant speculations leading to conspiracy theory conclusions that are presented as almost-facts, ...
  • James H.
    Fascinating theory, not clearly presentedThis book was written for European audiences, particularly those in Scandinavia, and may be difficult for Americans to follow. My interest is that I lived in snd reported from Sweden the year Olof Palme become Prime Minister, interviewed both him and his predecessor, Tage Erlander, on the day they transferred power, and have followed Swedish politics ever since. I was shocked the day Palme was assassinated...
  • Vicky
    The unsolved assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme has always intrigued me. It was for Sweden, what the JFK assassination was for the US, an end of innocence in many ways. As the saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction and this book has everything the Dragon Tattoo series had and more. After discovering and reading Stieg Larsson’s archive of his extensive research into the Palme assassination, the author begins his own laboriou...
  • Deirdre
    This book was a real eye-opener for me because I never knew about any assassination in Sweden. I had read Larsson's two Salander books and then an article published after his death which mentioned his vast research into extremist groups, and the sad fact that his significant other, Eva, did not inherit as she should have because Larsson had failed to sign his will. Instead, all royalties were left to his father and brother, two people he wanted n...
  • Becky
    The Man Who Played with Fire: Stieg Larsson's Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin by Jan Stocklassa began more like a biography of Larsson's life that brought him to his obsession. The second half focuses on Stocklassa's efforts to pick up the gauntlet and carry the investigation forward. I have come across mention of the 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme through my reading and viewing of stories and shows coming from S...
  • Tim Healy
    Sometimes the amount of time it takes me to read a book isn't indicative of anything other than how little time I've had to read in the period I was reading it. Sometimes, it's indicative of something else. It doesn't typically take me as long to get through a book this book took me. I was NEVER unaware that this book was written, originally, in Swedish. That was never true of a Stieg Larsson novel. I'm not sure whether to blame writer or transla...
  • Cyndee
    So the major caveat here is I didn't choose this book, and I didn't really want to read it, and I had no particular interest in the topic. It was for a book club, and I also had to read it on a tablet/phone, which I truly hate doing. So I constantly went back and forth between 2 and 3 stars. I ended up on 3 because it's not the book's fault that I didn't want to read it. This book appears to be basically another attempt to make money off of Stieg...
  • Lindsay Duffy
    I found this book to be disappointing. This isn't because the story is bad or the translation is terrible. No. It was a disappointment because Amazon First Reads claimed it was a thriller. The plot sounded interesting and I figured I'd give it a shot (no pun intended).What I got was a true crime story about Stieg Larsson, aka the dude who wrote "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," and how he tried to find the man who assassinated Olaf Palme. OK, so...