Did Stieg Larsson describe a Swedish trial accurately?
March 20, 2012 7:03 PM Subscribe
Does the description of the trial in the book "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest" accurately reflect Swedish court procedure?
posted by HiroProtagonist to Law & Government (1 answer total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
A couple of things seemed odd to me: 1) During the cross examination of a witness, the defense counsel asks other witnesses for input or explanations of what the original witness has testified. 2) Defense objects that the prosecution has had access to documents denied to the defense, but later produces evidence that the prosecution obviously did not know existed.
Are these bloopers by the author, or is the depiction of the trial plausible in a Swedish court?
N.B. I have avoided spoilers in framing the question, please avoid spoilers in your answer.