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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (The Millennium Trilogy #1)by Stieg Larsson
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In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, corporate intrigue, subtle psychology, explosive content, and a sensational heroine make for a high-caliber novel.
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A murder mystery, family saga, love story, and a tale of financial intrigue wrapped into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.
Harriet Vanger, scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pieced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
"A blockbuster story...The plot is interesting and credible but above all the heroine is splendidly original...An extraordinary book." Literary Review
"What a cracking novel! I haven't read such a stunning thriller debut for years. The way Larsson interweaves his two stories had me in thrall from beginning to end. Brilliantly written and totally gripping." Minette Walters
"This is a striking novel, full of passion, an evocative sense of place and subtle insights into venal, corrupt minds...The journalist and the hacker are ingenious creations." The Observer
"A whip-smart heroine and a hunky guy who needs her help? This sexy, addictive thriller is everything you never knew you could get from a crime novel." Glamour
"The ballyhoo is fully justified...The novel scores on every front — character, story, atmosphere, and the translation." The Times
"As vivid as bloodstains on snow." Lee Child
"One of the greatest crime-fiction novels I have ever read...As mesmerizing as it is insightful...The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a multi-layered, multi-character tale by a writer of some considerable power. Full of social conscience and compassion, with insight into the nature of moral corruption, it knocked me out...Mikael Blomkvist and his partner, the enigmatic and deeply troubled Lisbeth Salander, will soon join the pantheon of greatest crime-fiction characters that populate the genre at its apex." Shots Magazine
"An absorbing and idiosyncratic crime novel." Daily Mail
In this international bestseller, a crusading journalist joins forces with a 24-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker to investigate the whereabouts of a woman missing from one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.
About the Author
Stieg Larsson was the editor in chief of the magazine Expo. He was a leading expert on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist organizations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the manuscripts of the novels The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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