Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Fellow EuroCrime reviewer Maxine Clarke (along with Eurocrime creator Karen Meek) were fortunate enough to see something of an advance screening of Millennium 1 (the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's blockbuster crime debut, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO).

You can read Maxine's fairly comprehensive review of the movie at:

The Stieg Larsson juggernaut slows now signs of slowing, especially with the third in the series recently released in English translation, and the US market still largely in play, sales-wise, for the trilogy (which has already sold 12.5 million copies worldwide).

You can read more about Larsson and his crime-writing colleagues in my large feature on Swedish Crime Writing in the August issue of Good Reading magazine:


  1. Thanks for the mention! I would like to read your piece but am a bit reluctant to subscribe to the magazine as am always short of time, and I am not sure how much of the magazine is about crime fiction compared with other topics, ie how much would I actually read it if I did subscribe?

  2. PS The tattoo in the movie is far larger than the one on the book cover! Still have no idea why it is there though, so either I missed something or it will be revealed in book 3 (or neither).

  3. Hey Maxine, you can see from my earlier blog post approx how much crime fiction content is in an "issue".

    Since I've started writing for them back in March, I'm providing regularly crime fiction features (6 out of the 9 months I'll be writing for them in 2009), and they have others that aren't mine too. About 8-12 crime fiction reviews out of the 60+ each issue as well.

    The thing for you is, that online only subscribers get access to all the back issue content (so tonnes of crime fiction stuff), as well as moving forward, and pay quite a lot less - I think it's only like about 20-25 pounds for a year, or 40 pounds for two years (given exchange rates)

  4. OK, thanks - will check out again at the weekend.