The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Stieg Larsson

Vintage Books, 9780307949486, 644pp.

Publication Date: November 22, 2011

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
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Indie Next List Highlights 2008

“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
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Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a fast-paced mystery with a compelling plot, and with even more compelling characters. I was totally hooked by this story, and Lisbeth Salander has quickly become one of my favorite characters. She's tough, independent, clever, and vulnerable all at once, and I loved following her through the twists and turns of this amazing book.”
— Elizabeth Jordan, Book People, Austin, TX
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Description

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander. Look for The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye featuring Lisbeth Salander, coming September 12th.

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.


About the Author

Stieg Larsson, who lived in Sweden, was the editor in chief of the magazine Expo and a leading expert on antidemocratic right-wing extremist and Nazi organizations. He died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.


Praise For The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

"Wildly suspenseful...an intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller." —The Washington Post

"Combine the chilly Swedish backdrop and moody psychodrama of a Bergman movie with the grisly pyrotechnics of a serial-killer thriller, then add an angry punk heroine and a down-on-his-luck investigative journalist, and you have the ingredients of Stieg Larsson's first novel." —The New York Times

"Unique and fascinating.... It's like a blast of cold, fresh air to read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." —Chicago Tribune

"A whip-smart heroine and a hunky guy who needs her help? This sexy, addictive thriller is everything you never knew you could get from a crime novel." —Glamour

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