Stieg Larsson- The Millenium Series
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. These books are known as The Millenium Trilogy.
I had heard about these books long before I read them. I'm not much of a mystery reader, and so many people told me they started the books but couldn't get past the first 100 pages. Last summer, Cousin M sent me the first one.
Contrary to many others, I was sucked in from the start. A journalist is in jail for not giving up his sources. I couldn't put it down.
All three of these books were excellent. I didn't want to put any of them down. My only complaint was that I needed a list to keep track of the characters and who was who. There were many names that were similar. I would frequently find myself turning back to previous chapters to figure out who someone was. That, however, is my only complaint.
Lisabeth Salander is an unforgettable character. Her appearance, her intelligence, the limited knowledge we're given of her past, and her inability to trust anyone add intrigue to the novels. Thankfully, there is a satisfying conclusion to the series with the answers I needed.
I say thankfully; Stieg Larsson died, so there will be no more books. I hope he lived long enough to see his books succeed. He told a good story; one I will never forget.
I have yet to see the movie, but that is next on my list.