STIEG LARSSON, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

This follow-up to the megaselling potboiler The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gives the genre of Arthur Conan Doyle a 21st-century face-lift.

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson [Alfred A.Knopf, $26]

This follow-up to the megaselling potboiler The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gives the genre of Arthur Conan Doyle (arson, implausible plot turns, forgotten twins) a 21st-century face-lift, adding lots of sex and substituting a female computer hacker for Sherlock Holmes. Timothy Hodler

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