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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A Novel
by Stieg Larsson

"Gripping thriller based on the first book of the wildly popular 'Millennium' trilogy by the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson.... This mystery is as devastating, suspenseful, and satisfying on screen." —Dennis Dermody, Paper Magazine

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  • About the Film

    Now a major motion picture from Music Box Films/Nordisk Film, starring Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, and Peter Haber, and directed by Niels Arden Oplev. In theaters March 19.

    About the Book

    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.

    "Wildly intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller."
    --The Washington Post

    "Mesmerizing.... Imagine the movies of Ingmar Bergman crossed with Thomas Harris's novel The Silence of the Lambs."
    --USA Today

    "Unique and fascinating.... It's like a blast of cold, fresh air to read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
    --Chicago Tribune

    About the Author

    Stieg Larsson, who lived in Sweden, was the editor in chief of the magazine Expo and a leading expert on antidemocratic right-wing extremist and Nazi organizations. He died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

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