If you've heard of the term 'Pulp Fiction' and wondered what it really meant when used not in context with the overly famous Tarantino film then you need to read this book -- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. A brilliant hodgepodge of every crime cliche you've ever heard of. A book so crushingly entertaining that you'd chuckle at it (and yourself) in amazement as you are reading it.
A socialist newspaperman, a socially misfit brilliant hacker girl, a powerful business family's cupboards overflowing with skeletons and your routine Bible references in serial murders. What else will you like with your roller coaster?
Stieg Larsson died in 2005. What all writers have to go through to be successful. It is somewhat easier in IT, I hear.