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  • Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Description: 563 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780307269997
  • 030726999X

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The girl who kicked the hornet's nest

by Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004.

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Call number: Mystery / Larsson, Stieg

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult

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Originally published in Sweden as Luftslottet som sprängdes by Norstedts, Stockholm, in 2007.

Sequel to: The girl who played with fire.

If and when Lisbeth Salander recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge--against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

Community Reviews



Loved it

I loved it. Interesting characters, interesting problems, interesting solutions. Enough depth to the story that re-reading will be a pleasure.

A Must Read for those who love crime mysteries!

I loved this whole series, for two years I refused to read these books simply because of the title - I watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie and had to read them all! I saw the movies and read all three books and all I can say is read the books! The movies cannot provide the background that the books can, read the books and see the movies. I really enjoyed this last book of the series.

End of the trilogy

Good end to the trilogy. Though very heavy in political and historical details, it doesn't disappoint.


Not as good as I expected it to be but still good either way

a fitting conclusion

While I enjoyed this trilogy, I found the books difficult to read. I much preferred the movie version. This part did a great job of bringing everything together.



what joy thinks



this thing, just blows the mind, i mean just the title its self is great :)



okay, fine, it lived up to the hype

As a mega fan of Nordic fiction, I avoided this triology because it was so popular. But I was curious... out of ALL the MANY books and authors to come out of Swedish translation (and Iceland, Norway, etc.), why is this one so popular among the masses? So I read it, and yes it is different than other Swedish crime fiction, and yes, I did enjoy the LONG books in this series.

It was for sure a fitting end to the trilogy. While I'm sad that the adventures of Lisbeth and Blomkvist won't continue in print form, I'm glad it doesn't have a chance to be too watered down like some neverending series can end up. (As of this writing, that is. I won't mention the unfinished partial future books sitting on the late Stieg Larsson's laptop.)

Stieg Larsson's last and best effort

A satisfying conclusion to Larsson's trilogy. Very clever in his plot twists, combining compelling characters with a fast paced plot - you'll want to keep reading once you start, so plan accordingly. Read it and join the rest of the world in mourning the untimely and tragically premature loss of this author.

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