DTV acquires German rights to Pauliina Susi’s cyberthriller In the Rear Window!

Susi Aug2015We are thrilled to announce that DTV, publisher of successful Nordic authors including Henning Mankell, Jussi Adler-Olsson and Marko Hautala, has acquired German rights to In the Rear Window (Tammi 2015), Pauliina Susi’s critically acclaimed thriller rooted in the online age. DTV is also home to classics by the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson and Jack London.

“Pauliina Susi’s In the Rear Window is an incredibly suspenseful novel that you can’t put down once you have started reading. Not only is it very cleverly constructed, but it also has plausible characters and addresses important issues of our time, including cybercrime, xenophobia and populism – all woven together to form an ingenious thriller.”
– Editors Elisabeth Kurath, Dora Höppner and Bianca Dombrowa, DTV, Germany

A mix of Gillian Flynn’s sharpness, Alfred Hitchcock’s sense of tension and Stieg Larsson’s knack for compelling characters, In the Rear Window follows a politician caught in a sex scandal, a vicious and conflicted hacker, and a single mother leading a project to provide support for men frequenting prostitutes.

Praise from critics:

“The Finnish equivalent to the bestsellers of Gillian Flynn and Camilla Läckberg.”
Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

In the Rear Window is an extremely entertaining and timely novel carried by quick plot twists and a haunting sense of suspense that builds towards the end.”
Parnasso literary magazine, Finland

“In addition to generating suspense, Pauliina Susi has the ability to construct a hilariously recognizable portrait of our time that feels tragicomic in its familiarity.”
Oma aika magazine, Finland

“What begins as light suspense darkens with each chapter as online dangers become life-threatening…this isn’t just a novel about technology, but about power and its side effects.”
– Keskisuomalainen
newspaper, Finland

In the Rear Window is a book to devour.”
– Turun Sanomat
newspaper, Finland

”Each character is more interesting than the one before…The story feels real, and shudder-inducing as a result.”
– Kouvolan Sanomat
newspaper, Finland

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Reading material:
English sample available soon!
English synopsis
Finnish edition


About author

Pauliina Susi

Pauliina Susi is a versatile writer who has authored a number of crime novels and a non-fiction book about private investigators. She has a master's degree in political science and she has worked as a journalist and editor at several well-known Finnish magazines.

Susi is known for her ability to incorporate current themes into her prose. Her debut novel was nominated for the prestigious Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize and In the Rear Window is the Winner of the Clue of the Year 2016, a recognition of the best crime fiction or detective novel of the year. The readers and critics have been charmed by her Tuulia Raja cozy crime series which combines witty language with complex relationships and intriguing murder mysteries, evoking similarities with the 1980s TV series Moonlighting.

While doing research for her novel, Susi has also become a trained private investigator herself!


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