The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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MacLehose Press, 2008 - Fiction - 532 pages
The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.--From publisher description.

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An amazing read! Incredible! Thank you, Trish, for recommending it. I look forward to reading the remaining stories. So strange - he wrote the first three books and part of the fourth before he died ... Read full review

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I think I'm one of the last people in the world to finally break down and read these books. The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo was a perplexing start. The first 100-150 pages were extremely difficult to ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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