Title Profile & Character Information

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Annotation
An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson'sThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoocombines 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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

Characters
NameVanger, Harriet
GenderFemale
TraitsHeiress
Wealthy

NameBlomkvist, Mikael
GenderMale
OccupationJournalist

NameSalander, Lisbeth
GenderFemale
TraitComputer hacker

NameVanger, Henrik
GenderMale
TraitEdlerly

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


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