The phenomenal international bestseller - 100 million copies of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series sold worldwide.
One of the Bookseller's 30 most influential books of the last 30 years.
"What a cracking novel! I haven't read such a stunning thriller debut for years. Brilliantly written and totally gripping" Minette Walters
With an Introduction by Val McDermid
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.
Stieg Larsson's groundbreaking trilogy is continued in The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye and The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The shivers come naturally in Stieg Larsson’s hit thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is fighting to keep his magazine, Millennium, afloat. He’s offered an out: his problems vanish if he investigates the decades-old disappearance of a girl. He agrees, launching us on a terrifying journey where he meets Lisbeth Salander, a misfit freelance investigator battling her own demons. Larsson’s co-protagonists are unforgettable. It’s no wonder that the late Swedish novelist's tale of depravity—the first book in the Millennium series—became a bestseller and put Scandinavian noir on the map.
With its rich characterizations and intriguing plot, the first book of the late Stieg Larsson's completed trilogy, involving disgraced Swedish journalist-publisher Mikael Blomkvist and the eponymous, pierced and tattooed, emotionally troubled young hacker-investigator Lisbeth Salander, clearly deserves the acclaim it's received overseas. Martin Wenner's almost indifferent, British-accented narration would seem an odd choice for a novel filled with passion, sex and violence, but as the oddly coupled Blomkvist and Salander probe the four-decade-old disappearance of Harriet Vanger, heiress to one of Sweden's wealthiest clans, the objective approach actually accentuates the extreme behavior of both and the strange subjects of their investigation. Wenner's calm, controlled manner aids the listener in keeping track of the numerous members of the Vanger family, a task that the printed book simplifies with a reference page. A Knopf hardcover (Reviews, July 14).
Read don’t Watch
I have read the book seen the films in Swedish and English and the Book is by far the superior way to enjoy
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO!
Well worth reading
Couldn’t put this book down! A well written book, that will make you want to read the trilogy. Must-read on any reading list.
Great characters and thrilling plot