Gutkind pre-empts the Danish rights of FAITHFUL READER and EVIL’S NET by Max Seeck

We are thrilled to announce a 2-book-deal for the Danish rights of Max Seeck’s internationally bestselling thriller series. Gutkind Forlag acquired rights to books one and two in Jessica Niemi series: Faithful Reader (aka Witch Hunter) and Evil’s Net.

Faithful Reader was a great ride: I loved the constant cat & mouse play with the police, and the reader; I loved the team and I am deeply impressed by the skillfulness with which the author is forming his cabal.”
– Esthi Kunz, Assisting Publisher, Gutkind Forlag, Denmark

Faithful Reader has been sold to 36 territories now, and the upcoming sequel to 22 countries! The TV rights have been sold to Stampede Ventures in Hollywood.

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Evil’s Net – Max Seeck, Book 2, Jessica Niemi series (September 2020, Tammi)

Six months have passed since Jessica’s encounter with the mysterious and serial-killing coven of cult members.

The homicide squad is given new assignments.To investigate a death of a young female, whose corpse has been found on an icy beach. And to figure out what has happened to two famous Instagram influencers who have gone missing at the same time. Several strange details indicate that the two have been murdered. The key to the mystery seems to be connected to manga art: while one of the missing bloggers is a manga artist, the dead woman found on the beach is dressed in a manga outfit.

While investigating the murder and the disappearances, Jessica struggles to keep hear head clear. She keeps having repeating nightmares about her mother reading the book. She knows what the book is about. The book is waiting for her in her kitchen…

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
ARABIC: Arab Scientific Publishers (World Arabic)
BELGIUM, A.W. Bruna (2-book deal)
BULGARIA: EMAS (2-book-deal)
CANADA: Berkley/Penguin Random House (2-book-deal)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada (2-book-deal)
DENMARK: Gutkind (2-book-deal)
ESTONIA: Pegasus (2-book-deal)
ICELAND: Forlagid
ISRAEL: Tchelet Books
ITALY: Piemme/Mondadori
FRANCE: Michel Lafon (2-book-deal)
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe (2-book-deal)
GREECE: Livani (2-book-deal)
HUNGARY: Animus (2-book-deal)
KOREA: Cheongmirae
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji (2-book-deal)
LITHUANIA: Baltos lankos
MACEDONIA: Matica (2-book-deal)
NETHERLANDS: A.W. Bruna (2-book-deal)
NORWAY: Aschehoug (2-book-deal)
POLAND: Sonia Draga (2-book-deal)
PORTUGAL: Bertrand Editora (2-book-deal)
ROMANIA: Litera (2-book-deal)
SERBIA: Vulkan (2-book-deal)
SLOVENIA: Didakta (2-book-deal)
SPAIN: Editorial Maeva/Maeva Noir
SWEDEN: Albert Bonniers Förlag
TURKEY: Doğan Kitap
UNITED KINGDOM: Welbeck Publishing UK (2-book deal)
UNITED STATES: Berkley/Penguin Random House (2-book-deal)

TV RIGHTS: Stampede Ventures

Max Seeck, New York Times Best Selling Author

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

“Another star has been added to the firmament of thriller writers,” announced Iltalehti newspaper, when Max’s debut novel was published in 2016. Four years and 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 new Jessica Niemi series landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list! In Faithful Reader, AKA The Witch Hunter (US title), book 1 of the Jessica Niemi series, Helsinki Police Detective Jessica Niemi hunts an occultist serial killer. In Evil’s Net, AKA Ice Coven, Jessica and her team follow clues hidden on Instagram to solve the disappearance of a young influencer and a manga artist.

Max Seeck is currently finalizing the third book of the Jessica Niemi series, which is to be published in Finland in September 2021.

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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