The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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Quercus, Jan 1, 2010 - Fiction - 560 pages

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The first book in the Millennium series featuring Lisbeth Salander - the global publishing phenomenon

With an Introduction by Val McDermid

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.

He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

Stieg Larsson's phenomenal trilogy is continued in The Girl in the Spider's Web and The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

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User Review  - tshrope - LibraryThing

While I did like this book, I can’t say I understand all of the hype about it. It was a decently written mystery/suspense/thriller novel. Maybe that’s the problem, most books in this genre are written ... Read full review

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User Review  - fionaanne - LibraryThing

The bones of the story were good but I have to question much of the actual narrative, which was tedious and awkwardly translated. And Lisbeth really bugged me because her character is turned into such ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Stieg Larsson was the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Expo. He was a leading expert on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist organisations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the text of the novels that make up the Millennium Trilogy.

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