Bastei Lübbe acquires German rights to Max Seeck’s FAITHFUL READER in a pre-empt

We are beyond thrilled to announce a wonderful German deal for Max Seeck and his bestselling thriller FAITHFUL READER (Uskollinen lukija, Tammi, August 2019).

Bastei Lübbe, the German publisher of Dan Brown, Ken Follett and Lars Kepler, acquired the German rights of Max Seeck’s FAITHFUL READER in a pre-empt after reading the full English manuscript:

I read Max Seeck’s FAITHFUL READER in a day – and a night. I was blown away immediately. And who needs sleep anyway when you have the privilege to read a manuscript like this? FAITHFUL READER is more than very, very good. It has a quality, tension and a level of suspense which are just exceptional. In every chapter I was convinced that Max did not just want to tell a dramatic story. I was certain that he had a vision. A vision to add something extraordinary to the world of thrillers and crime fiction, something that I have not seen in a suspense novel for many, many years. Bastei Lübbe is proud and honoured to share Max‘ vision as his German publisher. And I wish I could read this story for the first time again.
Marco Schneiders, Publishing Director, Bastei Lübbe AG, Cologne, Germany

What a creepy and well written thriller! Max Seeck definitely knows how to create tension. I couldn‘t help but rushing through the pages once I started reading this amazing novel – with a very fascinating detective Jessica Niemi and her team. And I loved the setting: Finland in wintertime! It backs up the scary atmosphere in a perfect way. Let’s say it in short: THE FAITHFUL READER is a stirring read!
Claudia Müller, Editorial Director Fiction, Bastei Lübbe AG

FAITHFUL READER is creating buzz also in Hollywood and becoming the big book of the season.

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada
ESTONIA: Pegasus
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe

Reading material:
Full English pdf

Max Seeck

Author photo Max Seeck b&w

“Another star has been added to the firmament of thriller writers,” stated Iltalehti newspaper, when Max’s debut novel was published in 2016. Three years and four books later Max Seeck’s novels have been sold to more than 30 countries, including US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries and as far as Korea!

He debut trilogy following protagonist Daniel Kuisma sold over 40,000 copies in Finland, and his new Jessica Niemi series – is conquering the world! In Faithful Reader detective Jessica Niemi from Helsinki police forces finds herself hunting an occultist serial killer. Stay in tune as Jessica’s adventure continues in 2020!


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.

Bibliography


Max Seeck

The Angels of Hammurabi

2016, Crime & Thriller

Seeck Mephisto Touch FI cover

Max Seeck

The Mephisto Touch

2017, Crime & Thriller


Max Seeck

The Call of Hades

2018, Crime & Thriller


Max Seeck

Faithful Reader

2019 August, Crime & Thriller

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