The World Spanish rights of Leena Lehtolainen’s The Bodyguard Trilogy have been acquired by Ediciones Destino for publication starting in 2013. Previously, the rights to The Bodyguard Trilogy have been sold to Amazon Publishing (World English), Hachette Livre (French) and Azbooka-Atticus (Russia) for publication in 2013. Also Unieboek | Het Spectrum bought the rights of The Bodyguard for publication in Dutch in 2013. Rowohlt has been publishing all Lehtolainen works in German since 2002, and The Lion of Justice, Book 2 in The Bodyguard Trilogy, will be published in January 2013.
In Finland Tammi is publishing the third book in the trilogy, The Devil’s Cubs, on August 9th, 2012. The film rights to The Bodyguard Trilogy are optioned by Solar Films Inc. All in all the rights to Leena Lehtolainen’s crime novels – The Bodyguard Trilogy and the Maria Kallio series – are now sold in 26 languages.
LEENA LEHTOLAINEN THE BODYGUARD TRILOGY:
The Bodyguard, The Lion of Justice, The Devil’s Cubs
WORLD ENGLISH, Amazon Publishing
FRANCE, Hachette Livre
NETHERLANDS, Unieboek | Het Spectrum
Please contact the agency for rights enquiries and reading materials in English, German and French!
Elina.Ahlback@ahlbackagency.com, Literary Agent
Paivi.Ruottinen@ahlbackagency.com, Associate Agent
Melanie.Schmitt@ahlbackagency.com, Rights Assistant