Rights to Leena Lehtolainen’s books sold to 23 countries

The rights to Leena Lehtolainen’s Where Have All the Young Girls Gone (Minne tytöt kadonneet) have been sold to the Romanian publisher Hardcover & Paperback SRL, making Romania the 23rd Leena Lehtolainen territory!

The deal makes Romanian already the seventh language into which Where Have All the Young Girls Gone , the 11th Maria Kallio title, is translated. Translation rights to this title have previously been sold to Germany, Taiwan, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Poland.

The Romanian deal is yet another milestone in Leena Lehtolainen’s international success story.

Full English text of Where Have All the Young Girls Gone is available, please contact the agency!

LEENA LEHTOLAINEN: MARIA KALLIO CRIME SERIES

RIGHTS SOLD:

CZECH REPUBLIC, Hejkal
DENMARK, Bazar
FINLAND, Tammi
FRANCE, Gaïa Editions
GERMANY, Rowohlt/Kindler
HUNGARY, Animus
ISRAEL, Penn Publishing
ITALY, Fanucci
THE NETHERLANDS, A W Bruna
NORWAY, Bazar
POLAND, Rebis
ROMANIA, Hardcover & Paperback SRL
RUSSIA, Ast
SPAIN, Destino
SWEDEN, Bazar
TAIWAN, Linking Publishing
TURKEY, Bizim Kitaplar

Some of Leena Lehtolainen’s works have also been published in: ALBANIA, CHINA (simplified), ESTONIA, LITHUANIA, SLOVAKIA and UKRAINE

About author


Leena Lehtolainen

Leena Lehtolainen is the top female crime author in Finland: her new titles always head straight to #1 on the Finnish bestseller lists.

Lehtolainen created her successful protagonist, detective Maria Kallio, in 1993. Having already featured in 16 novels and a complete TV series, a new Maria Kallio TV reboot series was launched in Fall 2021 on C More. Lehtolainen’s novels have been translated into 29 languages and have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.

And just like the events in Bodyguard, a that takes the heroine Hilja Ilveskero all around Europe, Lehtolainen’s own work takes her to book festivals, exhibitions and other events across the globe.

Leena Lehtolainen has also published outside the crime genre; her book The Charm of Figure Skating was voted sports book of the year 2010 in Finland, and A Life in Six Scenes showed her return to literary fiction.

The Crossing of the Green Dragon is her first title for YA audiences.

In her free time, Lehtolainen enjoys all kinds of music from 70’s punk to Schubert and Bach – just like Maria Kallio.

Bibliography


2022, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

The Crossing of the Green Dragon

Leena Lehtolainen


2021, Crime & Suspense

The Lynx Factor

Leena Lehtolainen


2020, Crime & Suspense

The Ripple Effect

Leena Lehtolainen


2019, Crime & Suspense

Oathbreaker

Leena Lehtolainen


2018, Crime & Suspense

The Killer's Girlfriend

Leena Lehtolainen


2017, Crime & Suspense

The End of Innocence

Leena Lehtolainen


2016, General Nonfiction, Memories & Biographies

The Charm of Ice

Leena Lehtolainen


2016, Crime & Suspense

The Eye of the Tiger

Leena Lehtolainen


2015, Crime & Suspense

A Stroke of Sadness

Leena Lehtolainen


2013, Crime & Suspense

The Iron Triangle

Leena Lehtolainen


2012, Crime & Suspense

The Devil's Cubs

Leena Lehtolainen


2011, Crime & Suspense

The Lion of Justice

Leena Lehtolainen


2010, Crime & Suspense

Where Have All the Young Girls Gone

Leena Lehtolainen


2009, Crime & Suspense

The Bodyguard

Leena Lehtolainen


2008, Crime & Suspense

Derailed

Leena Lehtolainen


2005, Crime & Suspense

The Nightingale Murder

Leena Lehtolainen


2003, Crime & Suspense

Below the Surface

Leena Lehtolainen


2000, Crime & Suspense

Before I Go

Leena Lehtolainen


1998, Crime & Suspense

Fatal Headwind

Leena Lehtolainen


1997, Crime & Suspense

Death Spiral

Leena Lehtolainen


1996, Crime & Suspense

Snow Woman

Leena Lehtolainen


1995, Crime & Suspense

Copper Heart

Leena Lehtolainen


1994, Crime & Suspense

Her Enemy

Leena Lehtolainen


1993, Crime & Suspense

My First Murder

Leena Lehtolainen