A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
3/8/2007 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo begins
March 8, 2007. On this day the action begins in one of the great phenomenon novels of the decade: Steig Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This first novel, published after the author's death of a heart attack at age fifty, was one of the biggest sellers of the year, has been filmed twice, and arguably started the fad for Scandanavian crime fiction which is still going on.
And maybe you knew all that. But did you know the book's title in Swedish is Man Som Hatar Kvinnor, which means Men Who Hate Women?