Financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist has made his living uncovering the corrupt and crooked practices of Stockholm’s leading financiers in his magazine, Millennium. But one expose unexpectedly backfires, and Blomkvist’s reputation is in tatters. When he is offered an investigative job by powerful businessman Henrik Vanger, he is in no position to refuse. But he is surprised to find it has nothing to do with high finance—this time, it is a case of murder. Many years ago, Henrik’s niece, Harriet, disappeared during a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the Vangers. No-one saw her leave the island, and no body was ever found. Even so, Henrik is convinced that she was murdered by a member of his own family—the tightly knit but dysfunctional Vanger clan. Blomkvist is soon in over his head. He has linked Harriet’s disappearance to a number of gruesome murders from forty years ago, but it has become too dangerous to proceed alone. He needs a competent assistant, and he gets one: the gifted and conscience-free computer specialist, Lisbeth Salander. This truculent young woman has problems of her own. She in unwilling to take orders, rides a motorbike like a Hell’s Angel and handles makeshift weapons with a skill born of rage. This improbably pair 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.
Features: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
July 3, 2008
Dimensions and Weight
11.1 cm x 17.7 cm
About the Author
About the Author
Stieg Larsson was a Swedish author and journalist. Larsson tried his hand first in writing science fiction and later moved on to write crime fiction. He died in the year 2004 because of a heart-attack and could not witness the tremendous success of his novels.
Customer Reviews on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A powerful mystery
26 December, 2013
Plot: Follow a year in the life of financial reporter Mikael Blomkvist as he embarks on mysterious research project with the assistance of the subversive young Lisbeth Salander.
Review The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is intricate and unpredictable. The book was originally published in Sweden, which occasionally caused me some confusion. How much is a Swedish Krona really worth? But, overall this didn't hinder my listening experience. Simon Vance is a master narrator which heightened my enjoyment the story. All that being said, I wasn't wholly impressed with this book. Don't get me wrong, it is a good book, but is it international acclaim and two-time movie adaptation good? I'm not so sure. Perhaps it is because I don't usually read mysteries, or perhaps it is that other mystery novels aren't as well written, but I was surprised that it wasn't better after all the glowing reviews I read in the past. I will definitely finish the series and I am looking forward to seeing both the Swedish and Hollywood movies
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