Today, we closed two-book deals for Elina Backman’s crime novels WHEN THE KING DIES and sequel THE ISLE OF SHEEP in Germany and in the Netherlands!
What a flying start for the new queen of Scandi Crime!
Piper Verlag won the auction in Germany, and De Bezige Bij/Cargo pre-empted the Dutch rights. We have offers in Sweden and Norway, and auctions are ongoing in both territories.
Last week we celebrated Varrak acquiring the Estonian rights to book 1, and they have now extended their offer into a 2-book-deal as welll
Regine Schmitt at Piper praises Elina Backman:
A great new Finnish voice, a gripping story and unforgettable characters. WHEN THE KING DIES simply leaves you wanting more, waiting eagerly for the next book by this upcoming new queen of nordic crime.
There is also an offer for Film & TV rights on table. The excitement around the world is at an all-time-high!
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
Varrak (Two-book deal)
Piper Verlag (Two-book deal)
De Bezige Bij/Cargo
Offer on the table