5 countries in 24 hours for FAITHFUL READER!

In only 24 hours: auction closed in Italy, pre-empt in Greece, offers from Hungary, Croatia and Serbia for Faithful Reader. 

Max Seeck is conquering the world as we speak!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce more sales for this new thriller FAITHFUL READER!

In Italy, Piemme, one of the main imprints of the Mondadori Group, acquired the Italian rights to Max Seeck’s FAITHFUL READER, at auction, and in Greece, Livani pre-empted this bestselling thriller.
The book has sold to 9 territories in just 2 weeks!

We are very excited for this and so is the publishing world –in the last 24 hours there is:

  • Auction closed in Italy (Piemme/Modadori)
  • A pre-empt from Greece (Livani Publishing)
  • First Hungarian offer
  • First Croatian offer
  • First Serbian offer

…all in 24 hours!

It is safe to say FAITHFUL READER will be one of the most talked-about thrillers in Frankfurt Book Fair

Join the success story of FAITHFUL READER and click here to request the full English manuscript.

“The way Max Seeck manages to build tension, while at the same time showing exactly what is going on in his troubled and beautiful characters’ minds, is awesome. The Faithful reader is one of those gems that make an editor really happy: perfect plot, great characters, a fantastic idea which is well developed until the very end. But more than that, Max Seeck is a real writer.”

– Giulia De Biase, Editor, Piemme/Mondadori, Italy

 “I couldn’t stop reading. A book full of mystery, unexpected, wonderful.
A real page-turner. I believe the Greek audience will discover a new mastermind in crime literature”.

– Giota Livani, Publisher, Livani Publishing, Greece             

Book description:
A book-inspired serial killer is on the loose. Jessica Niemi – a detective with a mysterious past – steps up. A chase for the faithful reader has begun!

Author bio:
Max Seeck devotes his time to writing professionally. An avid reader of Nordic Noir for personal pleasure, he listens to film scores as he writes. His accolades include the Debut Thriller of the Year Award 2019 and Toisinkoinen Literature Prize Nominee. Max Seeck has a background in sales and marketing and loves to promote his works, being fluent in English and German.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig)
ESTONIA: Pegasus
ITALY: Piemme/Mondadori
FRANCE: Michel Lafon
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe
GREECE: Livani Publishing
LITHUANIA: Baltos lankos
NORWAY: Aschehoug (two-book-deal)

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.


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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