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<p>Get to know the bestselling series that Amazon (and its customers) have loved from the very beginning with this deluxe, slip-cased set of all three hardcover books in the Millennium Trilogy, along with <i>On Stieg Larsson</i>, a never-before-published collection of reflections about and correspondence with the author. Read our reviews of the books: </p> <p><strong>Amazon Best of the Month, September 2008</strong>: Once you start <em>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</em>, there's no turning back. This debut thriller--the first in a trilogy from the late Stieg Larsson--is a serious page-turner rivaling the best of Charlie Huston and Michael Connelly. Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry. The catch--and there's always a catch--is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues. Little is as it seems in Larsson's novel, but there is at least one constant: you really <em>don't</em> want to mess with the girl with the dragon tattoo. </p> <p><strong>Amazon Best of the Month, July 2009:</strong> The girl with the dragon tattoo is back. Stieg Larsson's seething heroine, Lisbeth Salander, once again finds herself paired with journalist Mikael Blomkvist on the trail of a sinister criminal enterprise. Only this time, Lisbeth must return to the darkness of her own past (more specifically, an event coldly known as "All the Evil") if she is to stay one step ahead--and alive. <i>The Girl Who Played with Fire</i> is a break-out-in-a-cold-sweat thriller that crackles with stunning twists and dismisses any talk of a sophomore slump. Fans of Larsson's prior work will find even more to love here, and readers who do not find their hearts racing within the first five pages may want to confirm they still have a pulse. Expect healthy doses of murder, betrayal, and deceit, as well as enough espresso drinks to fuel downtown Seattle for months.</p> <p><strong>Amazon Best Books of the Month, May 2010</strong> As the finale to Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, <i>The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest </i>is not content to merely match the adrenaline-charged pace that made international bestsellers out of <em>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</em> and <em>The Girl Who Played with Fire</em>. Instead, it roars with an explosive storyline that blows the doors off the series and announces that the very best has been saved for last. A familiar evil lies in wait for Lisbeth Salander, but this time, she must do more than confront the miscreants of her past; she must destroy them. Much to her chagrin, survival requires her to place a great deal of faith in journalist Mikael Blomkvist and trust his judgment when the stakes are highest. To reveal more of the plot would be criminal, as Larsson's mastery of the unexpected is why millions have fallen hard for his work. But rest assured that the odds are again stacked, the challenges personal, and the action fraught with neck-snapping revelations in this snarling conclusion to a thrilling triad. This closing chapter to The Girl's pursuit of justice is guaranteed to leave readers both satisfied and saddened once the final page has been turned.</p> <hr noshade="noshade" size="1" class="bucketDivider"/>
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Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is now available in a complete hardcover set.<br><i><br></i>All across America, readers are talking about Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels, set in Sweden and featuring Lisbeth Salander—“one of the most original and memorable heroines to surface in a recent thriller” <i>(The New York Times). </i>The trilogy is<i> </i>an international sensation that will grab you and keep you “reading with eyes wide open” <i>(San Francisco Chronicle)</i>. “[It] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve” <i>(The Independent, </i>U.K.), but “be warned: the trilogy is seriously addictive.” <i>(The Guardian, </i>U.K.).<br><br>“Believe the hype . . . It’s gripping stuff.”<br>—<i>People<br><br></i>“Stieg Larsson clearly loved his brave misfit Lisbeth. And so will you.”<br>—<i>USA Today <br></i>“Larsson has bottled lightning.”<br>—<i>Los Angeles Times<br></i><br><b>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo<br></b>Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared without a trace more than forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to try to discover what happened to her. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist recently sidelined by a libel conviction, to investigate. Blomkvist is aided by the pierced and tattooed computer prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption on their way to discovering the truth of Harriet Vanger’s fate.<br><br><b>The Girl Who Played with Fire<br></b>Mikael Blomkvist, now the crusading publisher of the magazine <i>Millennium,</i> has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the murders. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.<br><br><b>The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest</b><br>Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. On her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and against the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.<br><i><br></i>“Unique and fascinating . . . Like a blast of cold, fresh air.”—<i>Chicago Tribune<br><br></i>“Wildly suspenseful . . . Intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing.”<br>—<i>The Washington Post<br><br></i>“A gripping, stay-up-all-night read.” —<i>Entertainment Weekly</i><br><i><br></i>“Dynamite.” —<i>Variety<br></i>