Italian rights sold for ’WHEN THE KING DIES’, now 12 rights sold + Film & TV

We are very happy to announce that Italian rights to Elina Backman’s bestselling thriller WHEN THE KING DIES have been acquired by Newton Compton!

Elina Backman’s Nordic thriller WHEN THE KING DIES (first published May 2020) has already been sold to 12 territories and counting. TV series is in development by Aurora Studios.

Rights are currently free in  the US, UK, France, Spain, Denmark, Russia, Hungary, Latvia etc


PUBLISHER’S PRAISE:

WHEN THE KING DIES is an unputdownable great Nordic crime novel with an intriguing plot which captivates you till the end, said the happy editor Gabriele Anniballi from Newton Compton.

Click here to request 200-page long English sample, synopsis and media kit.


About the book:
Saana is a former click-bait journalist who spends a summer in the quiet town of Hartola. But when she begins to dig into the case of a teenage girl who died 30 years earlier, the peace of the small town is shaken. Meanwhile in Helsinki, crime investigator Jan Leino is solving a murder at the King’s Gate on Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. Saana and Jan continue working on their own cases until their paths cross – for more than one reason.

About the author:

Elina Backman, 37, is a media & marketing professional living in Helsinki, in an old wooden 1920 house with a family of 2 kids and a husband. Elina loves books (all sorts), travelling, cycling and is a host of a Book & Wine Club. She is a creative soul with a commercial mind, and her goal is to find readers globally – her dream is a Netflix series based on her novels.

See the video greeting by Elina Backman here.


PS! Is Nordic Crime not your cup of tea? 
No worries, see our complete Fall 2020 Fiction list here

Rights sold:

FINLAND:
Otava (orig.)

ALBANIA:
Dritan
ESTONIA:
Varrak (2-book deal)
CZECH REPUBLIC:
Grada
GERMANY:
Piper Verlag (2-book deal)
ITALY:
Newton Compton
LITHUANIA:
BALTO
NETHERLANDS:
De Bezige Bij/Cargo
(2-book deal)
NORWAY:
Cappelen Damm (2-book deal)
POLAND:
Czarna Owca
SLOVAKIA:
Arkus
SWEDEN:
Bokfabriken (2-book deal)
TV/FILM:
Aurora Studios

Elina Backman


Elina Backman, 37, is a media & marketing professional living in Helsinki, in an old wooden 1920 house with a family of 2 kids and a husband. Elina loves books (all sorts), travelling, cycling and is a host of a Book & Wine Club. She is a creative soul with a commercial mind, and her goal is to find readers globally – her dream is a Netflix series based on her novels.

Her debut novel When the King Dies was published in May 2020 and has immediately gained an enormous amount of attention from the Finnish media, including a praising review by the biggest daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat and becoming an immediate bestseller in Finland with 10,000 copies sold in all formats. When the King Dies has been to-date sold in 11 territories and international TV series is in development.

Bibliography

When the king dies

Elina Backman

When the King Dies

2020 May, Crime & Thriller

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