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Millenium III - The girl who kicked the hornet's nest

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (original title in Swedish: "Luftslottet som sprängdes") is the third and final novel in the million-selling Millennium Trilogy by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. It was published posthumously in Swedish in 2007 and was published in English in the UK in October 2009. The Swedish title literally means "The Air Castle that was blown up". Luftslott ("Air castle") is used in Swedish to designate a pipe dream. The novel is a direct sequel to The Girl Who Played with Fire, and is part of the award-winning Millennium Trilogy by the late Swedish columnist Stieg...

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Recently read - The Outcast by Sadie Jones

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Lewis Aldridge is only seven in 1945 when his father Gilbert returns to the Home Counties commuter village of Waterford to burst the bubble of the boy's idyllic relationship with his spirited mother. As a father, Gilbert seems unusually cold, distant, even for his well-bred, boarding school upbringing. "You were used to too much love... She spoiled you," is his verdict on – to modern eyes – Elizabeth's rather wonderful parenting. A dark but beautifully written, heart-wringing suspense tale with Oedipal overtones unfolds. Elizabeth drowns when swimming after a drunken picnic in the woods. Lewis, the sole witness, angers his...

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Recently read: Careless in Red by Elizabeth George

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Careless in Red Thomas Lynley, grieving intensely from the loss of his wife and unborn child, has gone for a very long Lynley is a witness and a possible, although not likely, suspect when it is determined that the young man's climbing equipment has been tampered with. Detective Inspector Bea Hannaford, however, intends to make as much use of the New Scotland Yard's Lynley as possible. I liked Hannaford's character, especially when Barbara Havers shows up and the two work as an interesting pair. Many of the other potential suspects are not especially likable; the character of Dellen Kern was...

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Recently read: "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton

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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton In 1913, a ship arrives in Australia from London with a four-year-old girl travelling alone on board. She carries nothing but a small suitcase with a book of fairy tales inside, and she says she cannot remember her name. All she remembers is that a lady she calls The Authoress told her she would come back for her. In Brisbane, 2005, Cassandra inherits an old cottage in Cornwall from her recently deceased grandmother, a cottage of whose existence she had no idea. Her grandmother, Nell, was once the little girl on that ship. Cassandra...

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Recently read: "The Girl Who Played with Fire" (Millenium 2) by Stieg Larsson

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (original title in Swedish: "Flickan som lekte med elden") is the second novel in the million-selling Millennium Trilogy by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. It was published posthumously in Swedish in 2006 and in English in January 2009.   Plot summary Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation. He’s...

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