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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo : US film tie-in edition by Stieg Larsson
  

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo : US film tie-in edition

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Winner of the Galaxy Crime Thriller of the Year 2009.
A forty year old mystery all mixed up with family feuds, fraud and corruption this is the first of a trilogy. There is plenty to keep your interest hooked and the two main characters are original and engaging. In places it is quite violent and disturbing but this is a superb thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. It is just a shame that the author died shortly after turning in the three manuscripts for this trilogy and we will not have any more from this interesting author.

Millennium series:
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Film tie-in edition
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire - Film tie-in edition
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest - Film tie-in edition

If you like Stieg Larsson you might also like to read books by Mark Mills, David Hewson and Richard Flanagan.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo : US film tie-in edition by Stieg Larsson

Tie-in edition to the major U.S. Columbia Pictures/Sony production starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, directed by David Fincher. The first volume in Stieg Larsson's phenomenal Millennium Trilogy, with combined sales of over 55 million worldwide. Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to 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.

Reviews

'I haven't read such a stunning thriller debut for years. Brilliantly written and totally gripping' - Minette Walters

'An intelligent, complicated page-turner with a wide-ranging plot and two of the most original sleuths I've ever come across' - Daily Express

'I doubt you will read a better book this year' - Val McDermid

'So much more than a thriller... a dazzling novel' Harlan Coben

About the Author

Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson, born in 1954, was a journalist. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Expo from 1999, and had previously worked at a major news agency for many years.

He was one of the world's leading experts on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and Nazi organisations, and was often consulted on that account. He died suddenly and unexpectedly in November 2004, soon after delivering the manuscripts for three crime novels to his Swedish publisher. These novels make up the Millennium Trilogy, which has gone on to sell more that 3 million copies in Sweden alone. Tragically, Larsson did not live to see the worldwide phenomenon his work has become.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on LISBETH SALANDER...

Pierced, tattooed and garbed in extreme punk attire, computer hacker Salander is the touching, vulnerable but mightily determined heroine of the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s acclaimed and best-selling MILLENNIUM series. The final book to be published is THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST. Not a heroine cut from the usual detective cloth but a truly memorable one.

Millennium series:
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

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Book Info

Publication date

27th October 2011

Author

Stieg Larsson

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Author's Website

www.stieglarsson.com/
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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
All Shortlists and Winners
Crime / Mystery


ISBN

9780857389268

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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