We are thrilled to announce the first foreign sale of the Palokaski crime series: German rights of J.K. Johansson’s thrillers Laura and Noora have been sold to Suhrkamp for publication in 2014-2015. Previously, TV and film rights to J.K. Johansson’s Palokaski series have been acquired by Nordisk Film TV Finland / Matila Röhr Nordisk.
“A small town. A missing girl. A secret that grows deeper the more is unveiled. LAURA is electrifying, and we are thrilled to publish this wonderful book as first part of a series that will be a treat for fans of Nordic crime fiction.”
– Susanne Gretter, Lektorat, Suhrkamp Verlag
Book 1 Laura: What happened to Laura Andersson?
Twin Peaks meets Nordic Crime! A tense psychological thriller and an amusing relationship drama in an internet-dominated society.
Laura is the first book in the Palokaski series, and was published in Finland by Tammi Publishers in March 2013 to great reviews and excellent sales. Laura Andersson is a high school student and is very much missing. Mia is a not-quite-forty former internet cop trying to break her Facebook addiction. Nikke is her brother, a broad-minded school psychologist. When Laura’s parents start a Facebook page to try and find her daughter, they open up a Pandora’s box. Laura is an intelligent and entertaining book. A reader feels fondness for its characters like one does for friends or family members – lovable and infuriating, impossible to put aside.
Book 2 Noora in the Palokaski series will be published in Finland in March 2014 and Book 3 Venla in March 2015.
About the author:
J. K. Johansson is the pen name of a group of professional storytellers. Johansson loves Nordic crime novels, HBO series, well-written sex scenes, and reading the book before seeing the movie.
World rights and enquiries:
Elina Ahlbäck, Literary Agent – Elina@ahlbackagency.com – tel. +358 400 548 402
Please ask the Agency for reading material in English, German and Finnish.