Page 179. " Wednesday, 23.iii – Maundy Thursday, 24.iii "

Last Supper
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Maundy Thursday is also known as Holy Thursday and is a Christian feast that falls on the Thursday before Easter to commemorate the last supper.



Page 189. " Besides, I wouldn’t have been able to drive anyway after your husband started serving spirits from Skane. "
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It might well be Absolut vodka they are drinking as it is produced here in this southern part of Sweden.
Page 189. " Annika said as they crossed Skurubron. "

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Skurubron in English means Skuru bridge.

Page 194. " Blomkvist thought it looked like a Colt .45 Magnum – the kind of weapon used to murder Olof Palme. "

Olof Palme was something of a political hero of the left, detested by the right. Check out this tribute from YouTube. As has already been referenced, he was assassinated in 1986. He was out spoken against the U.S.A. and the Vietnam War. Larsson was himself an anti-Vietnam was protester; clearly he must have been one of Palme's supporters.