The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Once a victim herself, Salander is now ready to fight back.


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Shortlisted for CWA International Dagger 2010.

'A cyclonic force of a story, I experienced the same happiness and feverish excitement with which I read Dumas's Three Musketeers or the novels of Dickens... exceptional... I repeat, without any shame whatsoever: fantastic' Mario Vargas Llosa in El Pais. 'By some alchemy, Larsson has made a character who ought to be completely unbelievable into one of the most compelling and convincing in modern fiction ... one wonders what Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple would make of her, but Lisbeth Salander bids fair to join them in the ranks of crime fiction's true immortals' Daily Telegraph. 'The pace rarely lets up ... it's an exhilarating read ... this is a strong and satisfying conclusion to a massively ambitious, richly textured trilogy' Daily Express. 'There is comparison with that other great work of contemporary entertainment, The Wire, in the rage and clarity with which injustice becomes the driver of a novel way of looking at society. Be warned: the trilogy, like The Wire, is seriously addictive.' Guardian. 'Complex, satisfying, clever, moral ... a grown-up novel for grown-up readers ... this is why the Millennium Trilogy is rightly a publishing phenomenon all over the world' Kate Mosse. 'Fans will not be disappointed; this another roller-coaster ride that keeps you reading far too late into the night. Intricate but flawlessly plotted, it has complex characters as well as a satisfying, clear moral thrust ... most compelling is the character of Salander ... I cackled with glee as she turned the tables on her enemies in a climactic courtroom scene ... Who'd have thought a Swedish geek could set British pulses racing' Evening Standard. 'Without doubt, Larsson's are the most talked about crime novels of the year' Daily Mail. 'Really, really good ... relentlessly exciting writing ... Larsson deserves every scrap of his reputation as a master storyteller' Time Out.

General Fields

  • : MacLehose Press
  • : 153mm X 234mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 2.25
  • : 9781906694166
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : May 2009
  • : general