- Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
- Format: Paperback | 542 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 36mm | 340g
- Publication date: 4 March 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1849162883
- ISBN 13: 9781849162883
- Sales rank: 889
New paperback edition published to coincide with the major motion picture. 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.
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Stieg Larsson was the editor-in-chief of the magazine Expo. He was a leading expert on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist organisations. He died in 2004, soon after delivering the text of the novels that make up the Millennium Trilogy.
By MissPageTurner 07 Mar 2012
Just the introduction to a thrilling triology that won't let you dare putting it down for long!
By Karen Frost 02 Feb 2012
I have not been much of a reader for years and having just finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy this was recommended to me. I put off starting it as I wasn't sure I fancied reading about such violent crimes but I just couldn't put it down. It took me a bit to get into the first one as there were so many characters and I kept forgetting who fitted in where and had to keep backtracking but once I was into the story (good to have the Vanger Family Tree set out at the front of the book) I was enthralled.
I wont say it is the easiest read I have ever had but it is by far the most interesting. I love that there are two consecutive stories happening at once.... one of which is continued through the other two books. I haven't seen the Hollywood movie yet but the Swedish ones are excellent - true to the books.
By David and Kate Cook 13 Nov 2010
A crime story with a difference. Not the formulaic style that gets a bit boring with Lee Child or John Grisham. The girl, Lisbeth, is a unique heroine and keeps the story from becoming just another crime/thriller novel. It is slow to start and you do have to press on for the first 50 pages or so but then it gets going and is well worth sticking with it. A highly recommended read if you like crime novels.
'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. 'Blomkvist and Salander are vivid and complex creations who lodge in the hearts and minds of readers ... Larsson's books sparkle with wit and playfulness' Val McDermid. 'So much more than a thriller ... a dazzling novel' Harlan Coben.