The Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo

A Parody

Lars Arffssen

St. Martin's Griffin

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Arguably the funniest novel to emerge from Northern Europe since the Black Death

A reindeer strangler has struck again; the world’s leading authority on Baltic sturgeon has been filleted, and the head of Sweden’s only unpublished thriller writer has been discovered some meters from his body.

Just a typical day in Stockholm’s crime log? Or are the murders the works of a single killer? Chief Inspector Svenjamin Bubbles has a suspect: Lizzy Salamander, Scandinavia’s most heavily tattooed girl-sociopath and hacker extraordinaire.

Mikael Blomberg believes Salamander has been framed. But if Salamander is innocent, who is the 4'10" girl ninja captured on a surveillance camera decapitating the failed novelist? And what has become of the unpublished manuscript that claimed to connect Sweden’s most eco-friendly corporations to the twentieth century’s greatest tyrant?

A shocking story of corruption and perversion that reaches to the highest echelons of the world’s largest producer of inexpensive ready-to-assemble wooden bookcases, The Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo delivers a hilarious—and gripping—parody of the best-selling novels by Stieg Larsson.

 

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FREDAG, JANUARI 7
 
 
63.7% of crimes of bestiality go unreported by their victims.
—SWEDISH TASK FORCE ON VICTIMS OF BESTIALITY, 2009
 
 
 
They lay naked on the ergonomic Dux mattress, limbs entwined like two meatballs. It was three in the afternoon, and already pitch-dark.
“Was it good for you, too?” Professor Dr. Sven Svenssen asked, turning on his side to face his new lover.
The girl nodded, then snapped him across the nose with her female condom. “That,” she said, “was for all the women

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"Larsson fans are sure to enjoy a chuckle."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"'Sturgeon Tattoo' is the kind of book Stieg Larsson might have dictated from beyond the grave to Mel Brooks."
--The Los Angeles Times

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About the Author

Lars Arffssen

Before becoming an international publishing sensation, Lars Arffssen was best known in his home country as author of En Populär Historien om dem Svenska Köttbulle (A Popular History of the Swedish Meatball). He lives in Södermalm with his common-law wife and several children from various relationships.

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The Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo
A Parody
Lars Arffssen

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312610500
ISBN10: 0312610505
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429984201
ISBN10: 1429984201
160 pages
$7.99
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