Slovenian rights of Max Seeck sold to Didakta and German rights of Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen’s The Reindeer Mafia sold to Antium Verlag!

We are proud to announce our new fiction deals!

Max Seeck’s Daniel Kuisma trilogy’s first book, The Angels of Hammurabi, has been sold to Slovenia to Didakta, which is the home of many bestselling Scandi crime writers like Jo Nesbo, Stieg Larsson, and Viveca Sten.

”Max Seeck’s trilogy is the best there is in the Finnish thriller field right now.” – Suomen kuvalehti magazine

 


German rights to The Reindeer Mafia by Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen has been sold to Antium Verlag.

Heikkinen is known for his verbal acrobatics and sharp wit. He writes social commentary with humour, and addresses topics that are globally recognized.

The Reindeer Mafia:
Reindeer Mafia tells the story of the reindeer-rich Nelihanka family that rules the fell county of Utsjoki through property grabs and blackmail. The eldest son Jyppyrä who runs the Wolverine SC snowmobile club becomes the challenger of this cosa nostra of the far north. At stake in the clash between the two criminal factions is not only the control of the village but the future of traditional Sami lifestyle. The Reindeer Mafiais being made into a TV series.

About the Author:
Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen was born in the Finnish countryside and lives in Helsinki. He works as a journalist, specializing on culture and nature. He has written 5 books and his work, praised for its humor and social satire, has been published also in English and Czech. Two of his novels have been adapted into theater plays.

We also represent Heikkinen’s new novel: The City Wall, in which the extremist hipsters are in open war with farmers and hillbillies

Rights sold (Daniel Kuisma trilogy)
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
ESTONIA: Pegasus
GERMANY: Blanvalet
ICELAND: Forlagid
ITALY: Newton Compton
SLOVENIA: Didakta

 

 

Rights sold (The Reindeer Mafia):
FINLAND:
Johnny Kniga (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC:
Argo
GERMANY:
Antium Verlag

Max Seeck

Author photo Max Seeck b&w

Max Seeck, the most anticipated newcomer of the literary season, has received great reviews for his debut thriller The Angels of Hammurabi.

“Another star has been added to the firmament of thriller writers. The opening pages of Max Seeck’s hot-off-the-press debut, The Angels of Hammurabi, are chilling and the flowing text hooks the reader swiftly,” stated Iltalehti newspaper, and Helsingin Sanomat newspaper called it a promising debut: ”Seeck’s next novel will be worth the wait.”

The German rights to The Angels of Hammurabi were recently sold at auction to Blanvalet. Quoting Beatrice Lampe, editor at Blanvalet, “Max Seeck’s action thriller develops at a breakneck speed – as mesmerizing to read as it would be to watch from a cinema seat.”

See also the UK-based Euro But Not Trash blog’s book review and Q&A with Max here.


Max Seeck has a background in sales and marketing, and has lately been able to dedicate his time to his lifelong love of writing. His interests include well-conducted research, reading Nordic Noir and listening to movie soundtracks as he writes.

Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen


Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen was born in the Finnish countryside and lives in Helsinki. He works as a journalist, specializing on culture and nature. He has written 5 books and his work, praised for its humor and social satire, has been published also in English and Czech. Two of his novels have been adapted as screenplays and Reindeer Mafia is being made into a TV series.