On November 9, , Stieg Larsson climbed seven flights of stairs to the offices of Expo , an anti-racist magazine focused on investigative journalism that he co-founded, and suffered a fatal heart attack. He had spent years as an activist and journalist combatting nationalist, right-wing movements in his home country of Sweden, so much so that he and his loved ones were frequently targeted by violent groups who longed to see their enemy dead. However, he had recently received word that his Millennium series of crime novels were accepted for publication. Unfortunately, he would never see them printed. The adventures of Lisbeth Salander, a Pippi Longstocking-inspired expert hacker who has survived a traumatic past, and Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist clearly modeled after Larsson, would captivate audiences around the world..