Publication day for thriller The Angels of Hammurabi by Max Seeck

Yesterday saw the Finnish publication of the autumn’s hotly-anticipated thriller by debut novelist, Max Seeck at a launch party in Helsinki. Published by Tammi in an exceptionally large first printing, Seeck’s atmospheric and tightly-plotted international thriller set in Finland and Croatia shows great promise for a new voice in Nordic Noir, both at home and in foreign territories.

In a pre-publication review notable literary blogger Lukutoukka said, “It’s wonderful that we have these kind of thriller authors such as Max Seeck coming out of Finland. The Angels of Hammurabi is Seeck’s debut novel and he’s going all-out. [ . . . ] I could have easily believed it to have been written by any one of the international superstar crime authors. I hope that Seeck’s book will travel around the world; I would be glad to see this kind of Finnish title showcased abroad.”

Hannu Harju, Tammi’s publishing director, described his initial reaction on first reading Max’s raw manuscript thus: “Sometimes, though very rarely, you get that feeling of astonishment and disbelief: this is too good to be true, this has to be a skillful modification of something already published.”

Sales and marketing executive Seeck is currently at work on a second novel, which sees the return of some of the characters from The Angels of Hammurabi.

Click here to request an English sample of The Angels of Hammurabi.

Rights sold:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi

Reading material:
English sample & synopsis
Finnish edition

About author

Max Seeck, New York Times Best Selling Author

Max Seeck - New York Times Bestselling Author of THE WITCH HUNTER.

Winner of the prestigious Glass Key Award 2023 for his novel THE LAST GRUDGE.

“Another star has been added to the firmament of thriller writers,” announced Iltalehti newspaper, when Max’s debut novel was published in 2016. Four books later, Max Seeck’s novels have been sold to more than 40 countries, including US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries and as far as Korea!

His debut trilogy following protagonist Daniel Kuisma sold over 40,000 copies in Finland. His Jessica Niemi series landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list! 2024 will see the release of his independent novel MILO, which is already creating buzz internationally with several rights pre-empts ahead of the Finnish publication!

Max Seeck has a background in sales and marketing, and has lately been able to dedicate his time to his lifelong love of writing. His interests include well-conducted research, reading Nordic Noir and listening to movie soundtracks as he writes.


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