The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Book

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a piece of fine detective craftsmanship and is a tribute to the career of author Stieg Larsson, arguably one of the best Swedish crime writers of the decade, who died in 2004. Within the novel there is two key plots which occur simultaneously. In the first one, Blomkvist a Swedish investigatory journalist publishes a libelous attack about a corrupt and very powerful industrialist, which has serious repercussions for his magazine's future and lands him with a jail sentence. In the second plot, Vanger, another Industrialist, hires Blomkvist to investigate the disappearance of his 14 year old grandniece who he last saw 36 years ago and who is presumed dead. Although there has been no trace of her, every year her granduncle receives a mysterious gift of a pressed flower on his birthday, mimicking the gift his missing grandniece used to give to him. These flowers torment Vanger and he desperately wants to find out what happened to her. Blomkvist needs an assistant to help him solve the murder and he teams-up with Lisbeth, a tattooed, computer hacker who rides a motorbike. The unlikely team delve into the sinister past of this tightly-knit family and descover Nazi connections and unknown secrets. This is a wonderfully gripping read, full of social conscience and compassion. The compelling characters transport you into the tale and totally consume you until it's finished. Clear your diary, because this book just wont let you put it down! Read More

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  • Amazon Review

    Amazon Best of the Month, September 2008: Once you start The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there's no turning back. This debut thriller--the first in a trilogy from the late Stieg Larsson--is a serious page-turner rivaling the best of Charlie Huston and Michael Connelly. Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry. The catch--and there's always a catch--is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues. Little is as it seems in Larsson's novel, but there is at least one constant: you really don't want to mess with the girl with the dragon tattoo. --Dave Callanan

  • Product Description

    A sensation across Europe—millions of copies sold

    A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.

    It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.

    It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves.

    It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.

  • 1847243495
  • 9781847243492
  • Stieg Larsson
  • 10 January 2008
  • Maclehose Press
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 532
  • UK airport e.

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