The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Book 1 (Millennium Trilogy)
Just when you think it's impossible for any additional versions of Stieg Larsson's runaway bestseller of mystery, violence and sexual sadism to exist, someone proves you wrong. But it's impossible to begrudge anything to the deluxe graphic novel, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Book 1 (Millennium Trilogy) (Vertigo, $19.99), especially since top-notch Scottish crime and mystery author Denise Mina (The End of the Wasp Season and Field of Blood, to name just a couple) penned the adaptation. She's got a real knack for it, and the detailed, lush art by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti is perfection—just realistic enough to live in the graphic-novel land between novel and film. Now, how long will it take to convince Vertigo to do graphic-novel versions of more great mystery and crime novels—like, say, some of Mina's work?