The Out of Print March Madness tournament is over. In a final-round massacre, Steig Larsson’s The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo came out on top over Margaret Atwood’s Blind Assassin.
An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson’s The 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 pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
Published in 2005 as a start of a trilogy, this book became a runaway success and has already prompted two film adaptations.