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The girl with the dragon tattoo

Author: Stieg Larsson; Reg Keeland
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage Crime/Black Lizard editionView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Fictional Works
Suspense fiction
Suspense fiction, Swedish
Fiction
Named Person: Lisbeth Salander, (Fictitious character); Stieg Larsson
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stieg Larsson; Reg Keeland
ISBN: 9780307454546 0307454541 9780307949493 0307949494
OCLC Number: 318526150
Notes: This translation originally published: London : MacLehose Press, 2008.
Includes excerpt from The girl who played with fire.
Description: 590, 10 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Män som hatar kvinnor.
Responsibility: Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland.

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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.

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by apace (WorldCat user published 2011-09-19) Excellent Permalink

After all of the attention this book got in the media, I was curious.  I'm so glad that I picked it up.  The main character - Lisbeth Salandar - is really different from any other character I've read before, and the mystery at the heart of the story was incredibly well drawn out.  I...
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