Minna Lindgren’s Twilight Grove Trilogy sold in the Czech Republic!

Lindgren_newsletterSept82014We are happy to announce that Albatros Media/XYZ has acquired Czech rights to Minna Lindgren’s Twilight Grove Trilogy, a satirical mystery series about a group of spirited 90-something ladies living in a Helsinki retirement home; the trilogy is like a Nordic take on Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. Albatros Media also recently acquired rights to J.K Johansson’s Palokaski crime trilogy.

The Twilight Grove Trilogy comprises Death in Twilight Grove (Teos 2013), Escape from Twilight Grove (Teos 2014) and The End of Twilight Grove (working title, Teos 2015). The two published entries in the series have both been bestsellers and critical successes in Finland.

”The characters have started to play a surprisingly significant role in my life. I’ve found myself saying things like ’that’s what happened to Siiri too’ or ’That’s what Irma said.’ The richness of Escape from Twilight Grove is found in Lindgren’s lively and versatile language and the observations made by these 90-somethings about modern life.”
Omana ilona literature blog, Finland

“Lindgren is a virtuoso with language. She pokes fun at today’s speech that is often clichéd and void of substance.”
Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

RIGHTS SOLD: THE TWILIGHT GROVE TRILOGY
CZECH REPUBLIC: Albatros Media/XYZ
ESTONIA, Varrak (Part I)
GERMANY, Kiepenheuer & Witsch
FRANCE, Calmann-Lévy
ITALY, Marsilio
SPAIN, Santillana
Film rights: Yellow Film & TV

Reading materials:
English sample of book 1 (the first 76 pages of the novel)
English synopses of books 1-3
Finnish editions of books 1-2

Original publisher:
Finland, Teos

For rights inquiries contact: info@ahlbackagency.com

Minna Lindgren


Minna Lindgren (b. 1963) is a freelance journalist and columnist known for her whimsical writing style and fearless approach to topics as strange as opera and death. In addition to novels, she has authored nonfiction books on classical music. In 2009 Lindgren won the Bonnier Journalism Prize for her article entitled “Father’s Death” (“Isän kuolema”).

The fictional Death in Sunset Grove (Kuolema Ehtoolehdossa, Teos 2013) and Escape from Sunset Grove (Ehtoolehdon pakolaiset, Teos 2014) are the first two entries of a mystery trilogy that takes a sharp and satirical look at life inside a retirement home. Both books have been critical and commercial successes, and well-known British-born Finnish director Neil Hardwick is currently working on a film adaptation.

If you enjoy the whodunits of Miss Marple, the sharp quips of Downton Abbey or the playfulness of the bestsellingThe 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared, you will fall in love with The Sunset Grove Trilogy.

Bibliography


Minna Lindgren

Escape from Sunset Grove

2014, Literary


Minna Lindgren

The End of Sunset Grove

2015, Literary


Minna Lindgren

Death in Sunset Grove

2013, Literary

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