Title: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Author: Stieg Larsson
(Translated fromSweedish to English by Reg Keeland, pseudonym of Steven T. Murray)
Published: 2005 (Author died in 2004)
Tagline: "A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue."
Synopsis: Perfectly timed before the July publication of Larsson's second book in this series--"The Girl Who Played with Fire"--this international publishing sensation introduces readers to Mikael Blomqvist and Lisbeth Salander, the stars of both contagiously exciting books.An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pieced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption. (via: Borders)