Five star reception for Leena Lehtolainen’s Copper Heart!

Lehtolainen_Cover_Copper Heart_(c) Amazon Crossing 2013We are thrilled to share the first enthusiastic reviews of Leena Lehtolainen’s Copper Heart (Kuparisydän, Tammi 1995), translated into English by Owen F. Witesman. Copper Heart was published on 12 November by Amazon and Leena has been promoting her Maria Kallio mystery series in New York this week.

Praise by US readers of Leena Lehtolainen: 5-star reviews

“Rich, Smooth Murder Mystery (…) Leena Lehtolainen’s translator, Owen F. Witesman, did a fantastic job of translating from Finnish to English; it is so good that I forgot the original story was in a different language so rich and smooth was his translation.” – Terri J. Rice

“Fast paced, well written page turner. (…) I very much enjoyed this book and felt the suspense stayed with me until the last page. I particularly embraced the local color and the regional issues that Lehtolainen weaves throughout the book. The author includes a guide to the characters in the front of the book which may be helpful to those unfamiliar with Finnish names. (…) A great read overall, I look forward to more from Lehtolainen (…).” – Quickbeam

“Great Read, Hit the Mark. This is the 3rd title in the Maria Kallio series from Finland (after My First Murder and Her Enemy). I (…) feel like she’s really hit her stride with Copper Heart.” – Ria Darling

The Maria Kallio mystery series: Rights sold in 28 languages
World English, Amazon
Brazil, Autentica
Denmark, Bazar
France, Gaia
Germany, Rowohlt
Greece, Livani
Hungary, Animus
Israel, Penn
Japan, Tokyo Sogensha
Latvia, Zvaigzne
Norway, Bazar
Poland, Rebis
Russia, Ast
Spain, Destino
Sweden, Bazar
Taiwan, Linking
Turkey, Bizim Kitaplar
TV rights, Studio Hamburg

Original publisher: Finland, Tammi

Leena Lehtolainen’s works have also been published in (rights reverted):
Albania, China, Czech, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine

Reading materials:
Finnish Edition of Books 1-12
English Edition of Books 1-3
German Edition of Books 1-11
English Text of Book 11
French edition of Books 1-4

World rights and enquiries:
info@ahlbackagency.com

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