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The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire


by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played With Fire Chapter 16 Summary

How It All Goes Down

Good Friday, March 25 – Easter Sunday, March 26

  • The papers are calling Salander a "mass murderer" (16.8).
  • Blomkvist is meeting with Modig. He's turning over Salander's purse to her.
  • He keeps her hammer, knowing that it would contribute to her reputation as a violent person.
  • He tells Modig that he'll be doing his own investigation to prove Salander innocent, or if she is the killer, to find out why she killed.
  • Modig cautions him not to hold back information from the police.
  • Modig tells Blomkvist they think Dag's laptop is missing from his apartment.
  • Blomkvist is working with Malin Eriksson, a staff member, on identifying possible suspects.
  • Dag's book and article will publically expose about 37 people; all of them are suspects.
  • Dragan Armansky is vacationing with his wife Ritva. He's thinking about Salander. He believes the reports that she murdered three people, but is still somewhat surprised.
  • Eventually, he decides that if she's a killer, there must be an explanation.
  • She might be violent, but she isn't crazy.

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