The Iron Triangle by Leena Lehtolainen is bestseller #1

Lehtolainen_Rautakolmio_etukansiWe are happy to share the news that Leena Lehtolainen‘s new Maria Kallio novel The Iron Triangle (Rautakolmio, Tammi 2013) was Finland’s fiction bestseller #1 in August 2013.  The Iron Triangle,  Book 12 in the internationally bestselling Maria Kallio Series, is an intense drama set in the Southern Finland archipelago. Two bodies, ghosts from the past, and a woman beaten to within an inch of her life. And Maria Kallio playing summer vacation widow with a handsome local cop. Read more here: ahlbackagency.com
 
“ A strong lead character – obstinate, fearless, smart Maria Kallio...“ – Publishers Weekly, USA
 
“…a good choice for readers who like a young protagonist trying to establish herself in a man’s world,  not unlike Tess Gerritsen’s early Rizzoli and Isles titles.” – Library Journal, USA
 
German rights to The Iron Triangle have been sold to Rowohlt for publication in September 2014.
 
RIGHTS SOLD IN 28 LANGUAGES + TV RIGHTS SOLD
MARIA KALLIO SERIES
 
WORLD ENGLISH, Amazon                                    
BRAZIL, Grupo Autentica           
DENMARK, Bazar                                                     
FINLAND, Tammi                                                     
FRANCE, Gaïa Editions                                            
GERMANY, Rowohlt/Kindler                                 
GREECE, Livani                                                         
HUNGARY, Animus                                                   
ISRAEL, Penn Publishing            
JAPAN, Tokyo Sogensha                                          
LATVIA, Zvaigzne                                                     
NORWAY, Bazar                                                        
POLAND, Rebis                                                           
RUSSIA, Ast                                                                 
SPAIN, Ediciones Destino                                       
SWEDEN, Bazar                                                        
TAIWAN, Linking                         
TURKEY, Bizim Kitaplar                                          
TV RIGHTS, Studio Hamburg                                 
 
*Leena Lehtolainen’s works have also been published in: (rights reverted)
ALBANIA, CHINA, CZECH, ESTONIA, ITALY, LITHUANIA, NETHERLANDS, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA, UKRAINE
 
READING MATERIAL: Maria Kallio series
Finnish edition of Books 1- 12
English edition of Books 1-3

English sample of Book 11 (full text)

German edition of Books 1-11

French edition of Books 1-4
 
Please contact the Agency for reading materials and rights enquiries in your territory:

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.

Leena Lehtolainen is Finland’s bestselling female crime writer and created her successful protagonist, detective Maria Kallio, in 1993. Having already featured in 16 novels and a complete TV series, Maria Kallio is ready for a fresh launch in a TV series coming in fall 2021. Lehtolainen’s novels have been translated into 29 languages and have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.

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. 

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

And just like the events in Bodyguard, a trilogy 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 is Finland’s bestselling female crime writer and created her successful protagonist, detective Maria Kallio, in 1993. Having already featured in 16 novels and a complete TV series, Maria Kallio is ready for a fresh launch in a TV series coming in fall 2021. Lehtolainen’s novels have been translated into 29 languages and have sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Bibliography


Leena Lehtolainen

The Lynx Factor

2021, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Ripple Effect

2020, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Oathbreaker

2019, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Killer's Girlfriend

2018, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The End of Innocence

2017, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Charm of Ice

2016, General Nonfiction, Memories & Biographies


Leena Lehtolainen

The Eye of the tiger

2016, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

A Stroke of Sadness

2015, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Iron Triangle

2013, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Devil's Cubs

2012, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Lion of Justice

2011, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Where Have All the Young Girls Gone

2010, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Bodyguard

2009, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

On the Wrong Track

2008, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

The Nightingale Murder

2005, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Below the Surface

2003, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Before I Go

2000, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Fatal Headwind

1998, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Death Spiral

1997, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Snow Woman

1996, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Copper Heart

1995, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

Her Enemy

1994, Crime & Suspense


Leena Lehtolainen

My First Murder

1993, Crime & Suspense

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