How can you can resist reading a fiction mystery book that begins with a family tree? Last week on a trip to Target I was browsing the paperbacks for a book to read and saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I’ve been keeping my eye on the run of the movie ever since reading Eastman’s blog post about the movie back in March. In his post, Eastman mentions that there is a genealogy subtext to the book – a fact very much evident from the first few pages -specifically with the fact that a family tree is displayed.
As Eastman mentions, to solve the mystery the main characters do much research — including spending time researching the ancestors, researching photo & newspaper archives, analyzing old photos, and interviewing the Vanger family members and friends. For us genealogists, this is sure to be a book you’ll enjoy.
The book is the first in a trilogy; the second book is The Girl Who Played With Fire, and the third, soon-to-be-released book is The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I plan on reading both of the remaining books. The movie is playing at one of our local theaters so I hope I can get to it soon.
I put a video of the trailer on my blog right sidebar.