Chapter 17 Summary

Easter Sunday, March 27–Tuesday, March 29

Armansky spends Easter Sunday writing a report on Salander, just as he would for a client, including everything he knows about her. Blomkvist gets his first phone call from a journalist friend; the fact that Blomkvist found the bodies will soon be public knowledge. The reporter asks, multiple times, if Blomkvist knows why Svensson and Johansson were murdered and what story Svensson was working on that may have gotten him killed. As Blomkvist evades the questions, he has a sudden inspiration about how he can communicate with Salander.

Salander is probably reading the newspapers, so he has a chance to send her a message. If he denies knowing her, she is...

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