Friday, October 16, 2009

Larsson, Stieg: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The first of the 'Millenium Trirlogy' which has rightly been acclaimed. A complicated mystery about a girl who vanished 40
years earlier and is presumed dead though no body has ever been found. The journalist hired to re-visit the case by the now
retired business tycoon, whose favourite the girl was, agrees to do so because he is promised information on another tycoon
who has just successfully sued him for libel. The eponymous heroine is initially unrelated to this but is hired well into the
journalist's work because of her reputation for unearthing information from many sources, often doing this illegally. There
are a number of strands, some related, some not, which combine excellently and the whole story moves along to a conclusion that is both startling and enexpected. The book most definitely deserves its reputation.

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