Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Stieg Larsson became a fast star with his first book in a trilogy, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." It has just become available in the last two weeks both as a trade paperback and a mass market edition. Mass market books are the small paperbacks that are done for a lot of mystery titles and are featured in malls and airports. They're portable and cheap and easy to pass on to the next reader. For reasons I cannot fully understand or articulate we have not sold many mass market books that are also published in the standard trade edition. This book, however, has proven to be the exception to our normal rule. 

Larsson, sadly, died just before the first book was published. His books, however, continue to not only live on but strive. The second book, "The Girl Who Played With Fire" will be available on 7/28/09 and we have great hopes for it. His mystery books are both fast-reading and smart. If you're looking for something to treat yourself or as a gift this could be just the thing.

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