FAITHFUL READER now sold to 30 territories!

Breaking news! Max Seeck’s FAITHFUL READER this week sold to Sweden, Slovakia, and Korea, now 30 territories sold!

The hottest thriller of the year, Max Seeck’s FAITHFUL READER, that was first published this August has this week sold to Sweden, Slovakia, and Korea. Swedish rights were acquired by Albert Bonniers Förlag, Slovak rights pre-empted by Motýľ and Korean rights bought in an auction by Cheongmirae Publishing!

Congratulations, Max!  FAITHFUL READER will be now published in 30 territories and counting!

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

Praise from the Swedish Publisher:

”I love this fast-paced thriller in a snowy Helsinki environment. A well-portrayed female protagonist and a plot that urges the reader forward until the last page.”
– Helena Ljungström, senior editor, Albert Bonniers Förlag, Sweden

Praise from the Korean Publisher:

“We were fascinated by the rapid storytelling and the originality of the subject. It is more impressive in that a female detective led the story. It is also a very interesting and absorbing work in the process of tracking down criminals.”
– Kwon Eunhee,  Editor-in-Chief,  Cheongmirae Publishing, South Korea

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
BULGARIA: EMAS (2-book-deal)
CANADA: Berkley/Penguin Random House (2-book-deal)
ESTONIA: Pegasus
ISRAEL: Tchelet Books
ITALY: Piemme/Mondadori
FRANCE: Michel Lafon
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe (2-book-deal)
GREECE: Livani (2-book-deal)
HUNGARY: Animus (2-book-deal)
KOREA: Cheongmirae
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji
LITHUANIA: Baltos lankos
NETHERLANDS: A.W. Bruna (2-book-deal)
NORWAY: Aschehoug (2-book-deal)
POLAND: Sonia Draga (2-book-deal)
ROMANIA: Litera (2-book-deal)
SERBIA: Vulkan (2-book-deal)
SLOVENIA: Didakta (2-book-deal)
SPAIN: Editorial Maeva/Maeva Noir
SWEDEN: Albert Bonniers Förlag
TURKEY: Doğan Kitap
UNITED KINGDOM: Welbeck Publishing UK (2-book deal)
UNITED STATES: Berkley/Penguin Random House (2-book-deal)

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. 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.


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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 a.k.a. The Witch Hunter

2019 August, Crime & Thriller

Max Seeck

Evil’s Net

2020 Fall, Crime & Thriller

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