The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson

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I really enjoyed this mystery — it’s a very traditional, straight-up locked room mystery, and very well-constructed. Set in modern Sweden, but with a historical crime. The first part of the book is a little slow; the last part is, too — but the middle is a fantastic page turner, and was great to read over vacation. I’m looking forward to his next book, The Girl who Played with Fire — it doesn’t come out until July here in the States, but goes on sale in the UK next week, so I’ll pick it up on my way through LHR in January.

The interesting backstory here is that Larsson submitted 3 manuscripts (the first three novels in the series) a few years back and then died a month or two later. So we’ve got 3 of his books, plus an unfinished manuscript.

Anyway, I liked this a bunch — reminded me how much fun a mystery/thriller can be.

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