Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest


“The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” is the third and final novel in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and was published in 2007.

It received The Glass Key Award form Crime Writers of Scandinavia in 2008.
According to figures from June 2011, the Millennium Trilogy has together sold 60 million copies in more than 50 countries. 

Plot summary

Two seriously injured people arrive at the emergency ward of the Sahlgrensa hospital in Gothenburg. One is the wanted murderer Lisbeth Salander who has taken a bullet to the head and needs immediate surgery, the other is Alexander Zalachenko, an older man who Lisbeth has attacked with an axe.

In this third novel in the Millennium trilogy, Lisbeth is planning her revenge against the men The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nestwho tried to kill her, and even more importantly, revenge against the government which nearly destroyed her life. But first she must escape from the intensive care unit and exculpate her name from the charges of murder that hangs over her head.

In order to succeed with the latter, Lisbeth will need the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist. He is writing an exposing article that will shake the Swedish government, the secret service and the whole country by its foundations. Finally there is a chance for Lisbeth Salander to put her past behind her and finally there is a chance for truth and justice to prevail.

1,004 comments on “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest”

  • Awesome.
    - NItchi,


  • I like the books they are brilliantly done
    - ,

  • mutoro
    - interesting book.

  • I have been looking for this book everywhere, but have not met :(
    - dian,

  • what more to say but entertaining, riveting, and I want more.
    - Chris,

  • Amazing, Amazing books. Couldn't put all three of them down.
    - Julia Harmel, South Africa,

  • ShayDee says:

    Simply amazing…the entire series…flawless!

    - ShayDee,

  • Richard Griffiths(Welsh Celt) says:

    At the moment I am reading the third volume of the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I am thoroughly enjoying the books.

    I want to bring your attention to an historical error in the introductory part of The Girl Who Knocked the Hornets Nest. It is stated there that Boudicca, (Buddug in Welsh) was English. In fact,

    at the time of the Roman conquest there was no such place as England, the English did not exist. At the time Britain was ruled by the Celts or Britons (Brythoniaid in Welsh). The English appeared on the scene much later in history.

    I cannot tell whether this error was made by the author Stieg Larsson, or was made during translation into English by Reg Keeland.

    However, if another edition is published, please make sure that this historical error is rectified.

    - Richard Griffiths(Welsh Celt),

  • Mixangor says:

    This book is AWESOME.I made sure all my friends read it.

    - Mixangor,

  • Ria says:

    what is the price of this book?

    - Ria,

    • Name/signature, says:

      you just gave it away, I hadn’t finished the book yet

  • pretty>>phils says:

    i love his books!stieg is so amaziing

    - pretty>>phils,

  • admin says:

    bra boak

  • Aiden says:

    To bad they dint end up together :3

    - Aiden,

    • admin says:

      there’s not only that, but it is also an expression. what do you expect would come from kicking a hornet’s nest? a whole bunch of pissed of hornets. she does not literally kick a hornet’s nest; it means she is testing fate.

      - emmmmaz,

    • admin says:

      who did you order it through?

      - NMCG,

  • admin says:

  • vaco says:

    realm g!loved all.special 3rd one ,unique.untraped. or looming me?thank you very much.much appreciated. certainly .keep propel.

    - vaco,

  • Jules, Cumbria says:

    Loved all of the Millennium trilogy books to the point where I can’t wait to go to bed so I can carry on reading. Am very nearly finished the Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest but had to force myself to go to sleep last night in order to get up for work today. Read these books, you won’t regret it.

    - Jules, Cumbria,

  • admin says:

    #real talk

  • Aradhana, India says:

    Cant stop reading it!! Brilliant is an understatement.

    - Aradhana, India,

  • Rin says:

    Just crossed the 100 page mark in ‘The Girl who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest’… am soooo sad while I’m reading it, as I know this is the final book in the Millennium trilogy, and I really don’t want the series to end!

    I have the versions published by Quercus. The Knopf version has the title as ‘The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’. So which is the correct one; singular or plural — hornet’s or hornets’?

    - Rin,

  • King Mojo14 says:

    I sooo love Lisbeth Salander’s character. . .I’ve read all three books and I just wish Steig Larsson is still alive and will continue to amuse us with all this crazy, thrilling but surprising plot…Is it really true that they are making an American version movie of this trilogy? …… =)

    - King Mojo14,

    • admin says:

      I do not believe she was autistic. She was so acutely traumatised that TRUSTING anyone “normal” was not possible and eventually just difficult. That is a normal outcome. Her photographic memory was not necessarily a symptom of Autism although some Autistic kids have very specific extraordinary skills Lisbeth formed relationships with various on the edge characters.

      - Alison Mordell, clinical therapist,

  • Alison Mordell says:

    I read all three books and did not want the third to end. They were thrilling, exciting, breath taking and a wonderful read.

    The casting of Noomi Repace was the best thing that ever happened to Swedish TV. She was positively brilliant as Lisbeth. Just perfect edge, humour etc.

    - Alison Mordell,

  • ANN says:


    - ANN,

    • Alison Mordell, clinical therapist, says:

      Hi! Who is the author of “Child 44?, and “The secret speach”?

  • Leticia says:

    I looove the trilogy. i really like stieg larsson’s books they are my favorite on booklist.

    - Leticia,

  • admin says:

    This triology has got me on my toes, longing for more Lisbest Salander, mystery, and sex.

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