The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By Stieg Larsson; Steven T. Murray (Translator); Reg Keeland (Translator)
(Knopf Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780307269751, 480pp.)

Publication Date: September 16, 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the October 2008 Indie Next List
“Lisbeth Salander -- the girl with the dragon tattoo -- is a truly original character. Salander's computer hacking skills, and her amoral disregard of both laws and individuals, are critical in resolving the case of modern corporate fraud and the disappearance of a young girl 40 years earlier. A European bestseller, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo deserves every bit as much success here.”
-- Ann Carlson, Harborwalk Books, Georgetown, SC
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Indie Next List Highlights 2008


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.



About the Author


Steven T. Murray is an American translator from Swedish, German, Danish, and Norwegian. He has worked under the pseudonyms Reg Keeland and McKinleyBurnett when edited into UK English. In 2001 he won the Gold Dagger Awardin the UK for his translation of Sidetracked by Henning Mankell.

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