FICTION

LITERARY FICTION

Original title: Kun kuningas kuolee Published: 2020 May Publisher: Otava Class/genre: Crime & Thriller Pages: 495Reading material Finnish edition English synopsis. English sample coming in 1st of July!

When the King Dies

by Elina Backman

Opening of a new detective series!

Saana has been fired from her job as a click-bait journalist, so she decides to spend a summer with her aunt in a small-town Hartola. It sounds like a perfect opportunity to take it easy and recover. But when Saana begins to dig into a case of a teenage girl who died 30 years earlier, the peace of the small town is shaken.

Meanwhile in Helsinki a fire-marked body is be found at Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, and crime investigator Jan Leino and his team have a new case in their hands. However, the investigation isn’t going anywhere, and Jan fears that the murder at King’s Gate a is just the beginning…

Saana and Jan continue working on their own cases until their paths cross – for more than one reason.

RIGHTS SOLD:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
ESTONIA: Varrak (Two-book deal)
GERMANY: Piper Verlag (Two-book deal)
NETHERLANDS: De Bezige Bij/Cargo (Two-book deal)
NORWAY: Auction ongoing
SWEDEN: Auction ongoing
TV/FILM: Offer on the table

Original title: Kun kuningas kuolee Published: 2020 May Publisher: Otava Class/genre: Crime & Thriller Pages: 495Reading material Finnish edition English synopsis. English sample coming in 1st of July!

Moonday Letters

by Emmi Itäranta

Dystopian space opera meets sci-fi thriller somewhere between the Earth, Mars and the Moon!

Lumi is an Earth-born healer whose Mars-born spouse Sol disappears unexpectedly on a work trip. As Lumi begins her quest to find Sol, she delves gradually deeper into Sol’s secrets – and her own.

While recalling her own path to becoming a healer under the guidance of her mysterious teacher Vivian, she discovers an underground environmental group called Stoneturners, which may have something to do with Sol’s disappearance. Lumi’s search takes her from the wealthy colonies of Mars to Earth that has been left a shadow of its former self due to vast environmental destruction. Gradually, she begins to understand that Sol’s fate may have been connected to her own for much longer than she thought.

Part space-age epistolary, part eco-thriller, The Moonday Letters is also a love story between two individuals from very different worlds.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
ESTONIA: Varrak (Two-book deal)
GERMANY: Piper Verlag (Two-book deal)
NETHERLANDS: De Bezige Bij/Cargo (Two-book deal)
NORWAY: Auction ongoing
SWEDEN: Auction ongoing
TV/FILM: Offer on the table

CRIME & SUSPENSE

Original title: Kun kuningas kuolee Published: 2020 May Publisher: Otava Class/genre: Crime & Thriller Pages: 495

When the King Dies

by Elina Backman

Opening of a new detective series!

Saana has been fired from her job as a click-bait journalist, so she decides to spend a summer with her aunt in a small-town Hartola. It sounds like a perfect opportunity to take it easy and recover. But when Saana begins to dig into a case of a teenage girl who died 30 years earlier, the peace of the small town is shaken.

Meanwhile in Helsinki a fire-marked body is be found at Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, and crime investigator Jan Leino and his team have a new case in their hands. However, the investigation isn’t going anywhere, and Jan fears that the murder at King’s Gate a is just the beginning…

Saana and Jan continue working on their own cases until their paths cross – for more than one reason.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
ESTONIA: Varrak (Two-book deal)
GERMANY: Piper Verlag (Two-book deal)
NETHERLANDS: De Bezige Bij/Cargo (Two-book deal)
NORWAY: Auction ongoing
SWEDEN: Auction ongoing
TV/FILM: Offer on the table

HUMOR & ROMANCE

Original title: Kun kuningas kuolee Published: 2020 May Publisher: Otava Class/genre: Crime & Thriller Pages: 495

When the King Dies

by Elina Backman

Opening of a new detective series!

Saana has been fired from her job as a click-bait journalist, so she decides to spend a summer with her aunt in a small-town Hartola. It sounds like a perfect opportunity to take it easy and recover. But when Saana begins to dig into a case of a teenage girl who died 30 years earlier, the peace of the small town is shaken.

Meanwhile in Helsinki a fire-marked body is be found at Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, and crime investigator Jan Leino and his team have a new case in their hands. However, the investigation isn’t going anywhere, and Jan fears that the murder at King’s Gate a is just the beginning…

Saana and Jan continue working on their own cases until their paths cross – for more than one reason.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
ESTONIA: Varrak (Two-book deal)
GERMANY: Piper Verlag (Two-book deal)
NETHERLANDS: De Bezige Bij/Cargo (Two-book deal)
NORWAY: Auction ongoing
SWEDEN: Auction ongoing
TV/FILM: Offer on the table