We are happy to announce that Albatros Media/XYZ has acquired Czech rights to Minna Lindgren‘s Twilight Grove Trilogy, a satirical mystery series about a group of spirited 90-something ladies living in a Helsinki retirement home; the trilogy is like a Nordic take on Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. Albatros Media also recently acquired rights to J.K Johansson’s Palokaski crime trilogy.
The Twilight Grove Trilogy comprises Death in Twilight Grove (Teos 2013), Escape from Twilight Grove (Teos 2014) and The End of Twilight Grove (working title, Teos 2015). The two published entries in the series have both been bestsellers and critical successes in Finland.
“The characters have started to play a surprisingly significant role in my life. I’ve found myself saying things like ‘that’s what happened to Siiri too’ or ‘That’s what Irma said.’ The richness of Escape from Twilight Grove is found in Lindgren’s lively and versatile language and the observations made by these 90-somethings about modern life.”
– Omana ilona literature blog, Finland
“Lindgren is a virtuoso with language. She pokes fun at today’s speech that is often clichéd and void of substance.”
– Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland
RIGHTS SOLD: THE TWILIGHT GROVE TRILOGY
CZECH REPUBLIC: Albatros Media/XYZ
ESTONIA, Varrak (Part I)
GERMANY, Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Film rights: Yellow Film & TV
English sample of book 1 (the first 76 pages of the novel)
English synopses of books 1-3
Finnish editions of books 1-2
For rights inquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org