4th deal for Max Seeck’s FAITHFUL READER!

We are very excited to announce the fourth translation deal for Max Seeck and his bestselling thriller FAITHFUL READER (Uskollinen lukija, Tammi, August 2019).

The Lithuanian rights were sold in a pre-empt to Baltos lankos. Baltos lankos is also a Lithuanian publisher for Jo Nesbø, Paula Hawkins and A. J. Finn.

FAITHFUL READER is a psychological thriller from a bestselling author Max Seeck, where a strong female detective chases a serial killer.

Previously, the rights have been sold to Grada in Czech Republic, Pegasus in Estonia and Bastei Lübbe in Germany.

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, Germany

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada
ESTONIA: Pegasus
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe
LITHUANIA: Baltos lankos

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. Four years and four books later Max Seeck’s novels have been sold to more than 40 countries, including US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries and as far as Korea!

His 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. In Evil’s Net (to be published in September 2020) Jessika and her team follow clues hidden on Instagram to solve a disappearance of a young influencer and a manga artist.


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


Max Seeck

Evil’s Net

2020 Fall, Crime & Thriller

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