Amazon Crossing To Publish a True Crime Story From the Archives of Stieg Larsson, the International Best-Selling Author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

In The Man Who Played with Fire: Stieg Larsson’s Lost Files
and the Hunt for an Assassin, journalist and author Jan
Stocklassa uncovers Larsson’s unknown research into the unsolved murder
of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon Crossing, the literature in translation imprint
of Amazon Publishing, announced today the acquisition of The Man
Who Played with Fire: Stieg Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an
 by Jan Stocklassa, translated by Tara F. Chace for
publication on October 1, 2019. Ten years after The Girl
with the Dragon Tattoo
author Stieg Larsson’s death, journalist Jan
Stocklassa gained exclusive access to Larsson’s private archive,
uncovering Larsson’s unknown project—research and investigation into the
unsolved assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. Stocklassa
picks up on Larsson’s extensive research and quest to solve one of the
most enigmatic murder mysteries in European history. Amazon Crossing
Senior Editor Elizabeth DeNoma acquired global English rights from
Judith Toth at The Nordin Agency.

On February 28, 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot dead on
the streets of Stockholm and the crime is still unsolved today. Before
authoring his international best-selling Millennium Trilogy, Stieg
Larsson began his own intense investigation into the assassination. He
continued his search for the murderer for years—until his own death in
2004. In 2014, the journalist and documentary filmmaker Jan Stocklassa
gained access to Larsson’s files through Larsson’s former employer, the
anti-fascist magazine Expo, and discovered his private
investigation into the Olof Palme homicide case in twenty cardboard
boxes. In The Man Who Played with Fire: Stieg Larsson and the
Hunt for an Assassin
, Stocklassa reveals new facts about the case
and reveals the hitherto unknown research of the best-selling author in
a fascinating true crime story. For the first time in many years, the
police in Sweden have taken active measures to investigate a new suspect
in the murder case and are pursuing leads based on the research revealed
in Stocklassa’s book.

“The explosive cocktail of a world-famous crime writer and an unsolved
murder of a Prime Minister makes for a truly unique story,” said Jan
Stocklassa. “Add in the biggest publisher of literature in translation
in the U.S., Amazon Crossing, for the English-language edition and I
couldn’t wish for more.”

“Jan Stocklassa’s access to Stieg Larsson’s investigation and his own
years-long intrepid, exciting exploration into the suspects, motives,
and connections gives readers a true crime story about one of the most
gripping unsolved murder mysteries of modern times, investigated by one
of the most well-known authors of all time,” said Elizabeth DeNoma,
Senior Editor of Amazon Crossing. “We can’t wait to share this story
with Stieg Larsson’s English-language fans who will be struck by the
parallels between the famous author and his famous character, Mikael

Published originally in Swedish in November 2018, Jan Stocklassa’s book
has now been published in Dutch, Finnish, Danish, German, Polish,
Norwegian, French, and Estonian with another 16 languages to follow. Jan
Stocklassa is also executive producer of a documentary film focusing on
Larsson’s research into extreme right-wing groups. The documentary,
titled The Man Who Played with Fire, premiered internationally at
the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019.

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