In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is a psychological thriller novel written by the late Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson. It was first published in 2005, and is the first book in the Millennium series. The novel tells the story of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, who team up to investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman's niece.
The novel is known for its strong, independent and complex female protagonist, Lisbeth Salander, who is a victim of sexual abuse and a fierce fighter for justice. The novel also deals with themes of corruption, power, and violence, as well as the investigation of the crime itself.
The book was a huge commercial success and has since been translated into over 50 languages. It was also adapted into a film in 2009, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, and sequels were also adapted into films. The book was widely praised for its tight pacing, strong characterization and the intricate plot. The series has become a cultural phenomenon and has been widely read and loved by readers worldwide.
The author, Stieg Larsson passed away in 2004, before the novel was published and before the sequels were written, and it has been reported that Larsson had plans for at least 10 books in the series.
Overall, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is a gripping and suspenseful crime novel that explores themes of corruption, power, and violence, and features complex and well-developed characters. The book has become a cultural phenomenon and has been widely read and loved by readers worldwide.