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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Chapter 18 Summary

How It All Goes Down

Wednesday, June 18

  • Salander wakes up with a hangover. She'd been drinking with her friend Mimmi and her friends from the Evil Fingers. She and Mimmi had spent the night together. Mimmi has already left.
  • Salander doesn't label her own sexuality. She prefers guys but likes Mimmi.
  • At 9:30, her doorbell rings. She wraps herself in a sheet and finds Blomkvist at her door.
  • He comes in, bearing bagels and grinning at her. He says he wants to hire her, and has talked to Armansky about it.
  • She takes a shower and comes out to find Blomkvist has made coffee and is doing her dishes.
  • He tells her he knows she's a hacker, but that he's not trying to blackmail her. He needs her help.
  • He explains the case, and tells her he wants her to find out who the names and initials in Harriet's date book belong to. She agrees to take the case.
  • Back in Hedeby, Blomkvist finds that somebody has been snooping in his guesthouse.
  • He has the locks changed, then goes to Frode's to have him sign Salander's contract.

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