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The girl with the dragon tattoo
2009
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Characters
Mikael Blomkvist (Male), Journalist, Swedish, Disgraced; sent to jail for writing negative things about a shady businessman; financial journalist; searching for the truth behind a woman's disappearance forty years ago
Lisbeth Salander (Female), Computer hacker, Swedish, Genius, Has many piercings and tattoos; has a photographic memory; helping Mikael find out the truth behind a woman's disappearance forty years ago
Genre
Fiction
Mystery
Suspense
Topics
Mysterious disappearances
Unsolved crimes
Heiresses
Upper classes
Aristocrats
Aristocracy
Financial intrigue
Uncles
Search for truth
Journalists
Computer hacking
Family secrets
Corruption
Cold cases
Setting
Sweden - Scandinavia
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Library Journal Review

Wealthy young Harriet Vanger disappeared 40 years ago, and Uncle Henrik always thought she was murdered. Now he's drafted a hotshot journalist and a tattooed hacker to investigate. An expert on right-wing extremists, Swedish author Larsson died in 2004. This international best seller arrives here with a 100,000-copy first printing. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Publishers Weekly Review

Starred Review. 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. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.
Summary
In this international bestseller, a crusading journalist joins forces with a 24-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker to investigate the whereabouts of a woman missing from one of the wealthiest families in Sweden."
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