The Good Soldier

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Prologue–Chapter 2

Summary: Prologue On his birthday, an eighty-year-old man receives an unidentifiable dried flower in the mail from an anonymous source. Disturbed despite the fact that he receives a similar gift each year, he contacts Detective Superintendent Morell to discuss the occurrence. After the phone call, he begins to weep. Summary: Chapter 1 The chapter opens …

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Chapters 3–5

Summary: Chapter 3 Blomkvist visits Erika Berger, the editor-in-chief of Millennium. Berger still believes in the story they published. Nevertheless, she recognizes that prospects for the magazine aren’t good. Blomkvist believes the best solution might be for him to step down as Millennium’s publisher in order to mitigate the damage. Berger disagrees strongly, and as …

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Chapters 9–11

Summary: Chapter 9 Martin Vanger, Harriet’s brother and Henrik’s great-nephew, comes over to introduce himself to Blomkvist. He seems friendly and invites Blomkvist over for dinner in the future. Despite his isolation in Hedeby, Blomkvist cannot escape from the news of his libel conviction and finds that he is the focus of a disparaging news …

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Chapters 6–8

Summary: Chapter 6 Henrik offers Blomkvist yet another piece of evidence: a photograph proving that someone opened the window in Harriet’s bedroom the day she disappeared. Convinced by Henrik’s documentation of events and the fact that many people searched the island for Harriet’s body to no avail, Blomkvist comes to the conclusion that Harriet’s disappearance …

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Chapters 24–26

Summary: Chapter 24 Martin admits to Blomkvist that both he and his father bear responsibility for the serial murders. When Blomkvist blames Martin for Harriet’s death, Martin quickly becomes enraged and demands to know where Harriet is. Shocked, Blomkvist realizes that Martin did not kill his sister. Indeed, Martin seems interested in any information Blomkvist …

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