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.


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1,005 thoughts on “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest”
  1. So need the third book, by the time the next book is translated to english amd gets to Australia we’ll have to read them all again to get the momentum happening. Can’t wait till 2010. Come on!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ros Australia,

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  2. So need the third book, by the time the next book is translated to english amd gets to Australia we’ll have to read them all again to get the momentum happening. Can’t wait till 2010. Come on!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ros Australia,

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  3. I just finished to read the third book (published in French). My only comment is that I am very sorry there will not be a fourth one!

    Michel,

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  4. Some of the best books in recent years. Litterally un-putdownable. A shame that this great writer is unable to grace us with further masterpieces in the future. It was only after reading all 3 books that I realized that Larsson had actually passed away before any of the books were publicised – never knowing how a fantastic success they were to become.

    Hans,

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  5. Same here! I just read the very good french version and it is just awesome! Sorry for yhe english readers that have to wait, the movie might come out before the book!

    Pierre,

  6. Great book – would love som more of Kalle Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. A great shame they are gone together with this great writer

    Fogh,

  7. why must we wait so long for this book in either english or italian version!!!!!!! i cannot wait any longer!!!!!!!!!!!!

    efb,

  8. I am Italian and my French is really poor but I’ll try to read this book in French anyway because I can’t wait!

    C,

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