A good story, well thought through and executed, mostly (I took some small consistency issue with the scene where she finds out who the killer is). Glasgow appears interesting and a worthy context, making me consider visiting some of the buildings and sites mentioned, like the lightbulb factory in Renfrew, which sounds and looks amazing. The characters are hilarious and tragic at the same time (which makes them believable), and the subject matter is one that pre-dates and surpasses Stieg Larsson's treatment. I could not put it down and I will be reading the other two in the trilogy. More than a 3 star, as it is the best crime novel I have read all year, but not quite a 4, given my issues with that key scene.