I will probably recommend The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at our June Book Pot Luck. Stieg Larsson’s Swedish mystery was very hard to put down. The title character, Lisbeth Salander, is a damaged young woman with a photographic memory, incredible hacker skills and warped moral values. She first researches a journalist for her part-time boss and later works for and becomes involved with the journalist, Mikael Blomkvist. Most of the book is about Mikael’s search for a girl who disappeared forty years previously. In the process he unearths serial killers and industrial corruption.
The 2nd book I finished this weekend — I love Patriot’s Day! — is Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin. This is the 3rd in the series featuring Dr. Adelia Aguilar, the medieval mistress of the art of death. While the actual mystery is fairly easy to figure out, the historical background is fascinating. King Henry II is trying to bring peace to the British Isles and justice by introducing a jury system. King Arthur and Glastonbury Abbey are at the heart of the mystery this time round. If you like historical mysteries and haven’t tried this series, you are in for a treat when you do.