Stieg Larsson

Try one of these mystery/thrillers with lead females similar to Larsson's Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
 
 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 
 
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