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.
Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family's remote island retreat north of Stockholm, nor do fiction debuts hotter than this European bestseller by muckraking Swedish journalist Larsson. At once a strikingly original thriller and a vivisection of Sweden's dirty not-so-little secrets (as suggested by its original title, Men Who Hate Women), this first of a trilogy introduces a provocatively odd couple: disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist, freshly sentenced to jail for libeling a shady businessman, and the multipierced and tattooed Lisbeth Salander, a feral but vulnerable superhacker. Hired by octogenarian industrialist Henrik Vanger, who wants to find out what happened to his beloved great-niece before he dies, the duo gradually uncover a festering morass of familial corruption at the same time, Larsson skillfully bares some of the similar horrors that have left Salander such a marked woman. Larsson died in 2004, shortly after handing in the manuscripts for what will be his legacy. 100,000 first printing.
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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
My first iBook and a great way to start. Fantastic book!