Title Profile & Character Information

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Annotation
Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander. Look for The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye featuring Lisbeth Salander, coming September 12th.

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.

Awards
2009  Macavity Award
2009  Anthony Award
2008  Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameBlomkvist, Mikael
GenderMale
OccupationJournalist
TraitSwedish

NameSalander, Lisbeth
GenderFemale
TraitsComputer hacker
Swedish
Genius

GenreFiction
Mystery
Suspense
TopicsMysterious disappearances
Unsolved crimes
Heiresses
Upper classes
Aristocrats
Aristocracy
Financial intrigue
Uncles
Search for truth
Journalists
Computer hacking
Family secrets
Corruption
Cold cases
SettingSweden


Series
  Millennium trilogy
1The Girl with the dragon tattoo
2The Girl who played with fire
3The Girl who kicked the hornet's nest