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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson

Published: 2008-09-23
Hardcover : 480 pages
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Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional family. Disgraced journalist ...
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Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional family. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to investigate, but he quickly finds himself in over his head. He hires a competent assistant: the gifted and conscience-free computer specialist Lisbeth Salander, and the two 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.

Editorial 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

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Read the entire series!
by [email protected] (see profile) 03/29/11
If you finished the first one you will have to continue on to "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and finally finish up with the conclusion in "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" they just keep getting better and better and the third one in the series is absolutely fantastic!

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  "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"by jenbrinkley (see profile) 05/17/11

This book was addictive and very well written.

 
  "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"by SandiBeach (see profile) 04/27/11

An amazing book that is only the tip of the iceberg. You must read all three. One of the best books I have ever read.

 
  "The Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo"by onawaradkes (see profile) 04/08/11

This was just the beginning of a fantastic ride. It's hard to get started since we are unfamiliar w/ Swedish names and towns and we all thought it shouldn't matter! Everyone is so mad at the author for... (read more)

 
  "The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo"by [email protected] (see profile) 03/29/11

Don't let the Swedish names throw you. Just keep reading. This is a fantastic read and well worth the effort of trying to figure out the names. This is one of those books that will capture you and won't... (read more)

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