I´ve just finished reading the first in a trilogy of novels by the late Stieg Larsson, a Swedish journalist, who had only just started to write fiction when he had a heart attack and died.
The books are in a series called The Millenium Trilogy and have as central characters the rather weird computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and the journalist Mikael Blomkvist.
The book I´ve just finished is called "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo". It began a bit slowly then wham! Things really started happening.
It was published in 2005, followed in 2006 by The Girl Who Played With Fire and finally, in 2007, came The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets´Nest.
The first two are out in English and I´ve seen them on sale at Bookman. I´m not sure if the English translation for the last one is out yet.
The Swedes have already made the first book into a film, which has just come out in Scandinavia.
I really recommend this a a thwokking good read!!