Stieg Larsson Readalikes

Looking for something to read while you're on the hold list for Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest? Try one of these mystery/thrillers with lead females similar to Larsson's Lisbeth Salander.

Retribution by Jillian Hoffman

L.A. Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker

Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

In the Woods by Tana French

Grant County series by Karin Slaughter, starting with Blindsighted

Jane Whitefield books by Thomas Perry, starting with Vanishing Act

Monkeewrench series by P.J. Tracy, starting with Monkeewrench

Maureen O'Donnell series by Denise Mina, starting with Garnethill

Kay Scarpetta mysteries by Patricia Cornwell, starting with Postmortem

Kathleen Mallory mysteries by Carol O'Connell, starting with Mallory's Oracle