BookBrowse Reviews The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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    Sep 2008, 480 pages
    Jun 2009, 480 pages

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Kim Kovacs

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A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue

On one level, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a traditional "closed-room" mystery, albeit an exceptionally well-written one. It compares favorably with the works of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers. The characters are well-drawn, there is a profusion of suspects, and the reader is presented with lots of logical, thorough detective work. Additionally, there are enough twists and turns to prevent the story from becoming dull or predictable. Simply viewed as a mystery novel, the book is a fine addition to the genre.


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Twenty-two BookBrowse members have reviewed this book rating it an overall 4.5 on a 5 point scale. Read their comments here.

The Millennium Series
The initial entry in the series, Män som hatar kvinnor ("Men Who Hate Women"), was awarded the prestigious Glass Key award as the best Nordic crime novel in 2005. It was published in hardcover in the UK in early 2008 as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. USA publication in hardcover followed in September 2008, with the paperback publishing this week (July 2009).

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