Women’s fiction from Leena Lehtolainen, A Life in Six Scenes, published today!

LehtolainenAugust2014_2A Life in Six Scenes (Kuusi kohtausta Sadusta, Tammi 2014), the new women’s fiction novel by Finland’s bestselling female crime author Leena Lehtolainen, hits bookstores this week. Known particularly for her Maria Kallio and Bodyguard crime series that both star complex and tough woman protagonists, Lehtolainen returns to literary fiction with her new book. Lehtolainen has published more than 20 novels, and rights to her works have been sold in 29 territories, sales exceeding 2 million copies worldwide.

A Life in Six Scenes tells the story of magnetic but divisive artist Satu Savinainen and director Heikki Sirviö, who is adapting her life into a play. Although enthusiastic about the production at first, Satu begins to get second thoughts about the collision between her private and public lives, and by opening night, she has disappeared.

“Who has the right to define, or describe the life of, another person? Can a person break down if his or her life is, essentially, stolen? I wanted to examine these questions and experiment with a completely new structure by including a play within a novel,” Lehtolainen has said to describe the novel.

Beyond A Life in Six Scenes, Lehtolainen continues to win over new readers around the world. Livani in Greece and Zvaigzne in Latvia published translations of My First Murder (Ensimmäinen murhani, Tammi 1993), Book 1 in the Maria Kallio series.

In addition, the Brazilian edition of the fourth Maria Kallio novel, Snow Woman (Luminainen, Tammi 1996), published by Autentica, has received praise from local critics and bloggers since its publication in May.

Praise in Brazil for Snow Woman:

“[Snow Woman] depicts an authentic-feeling police investigation in which not everything wraps up perfectly in the end…I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys good detective fiction.”
Livros, vamos devora-los (“We Devour Books”) literary blog, five stars

“Maria Kallio is a smart and strong character….This is an amazing book, and I loved getting to know this author.”
Momento Crivelli (“Crivelli Time“) culture blog

RIGHTS SOLD
The Maria Kallio series:
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Tammi
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

RIGHTS SOLD
The Bodyguard Trilogy:
Original publisher:
FINLAND, Tammi
WORLD ENGLISH, Amazon
ARMENIA, Guitank
CZECH, Argo
FRANCE, Hachette Livre
GERMANY, Rowohlt
NETHERLANDS, Unieboek | Het Spectrum
RUSSIA, Azbooka-Atticus
SPAIN, Destino
TAIWAN, Linking
TURKEY, Nemesis

For information and reading materials contact: 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