Synopses & Reviews
An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.
Harriet Vanger, a 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 pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
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.