Now 38 rights sold for FAITHFUL READER! New international covers announced!

We are very proud to announce that this week both Azerbaijani publisher Alatoran and Armenian publisher Guitank have acquired rights to publish Max Seeck’s FAITHFUL READER.
Now the bestselling Nordic Noir will be published in 38 territories and counting!
The phenomenal whodunnit that in the US is named THE WITCH HUNTER will also be adopted to a Hollywood TV series with Stampede Ventures holding the rights.

Also this week we can show you new international covers for the title. Arabic, Czech and the US cover next to the Finnish original. See them on the left.

Read more info about FAITHFUL READER and upcoming standalone sequel  EVIL’S NET below.


FAITHFUL READER (Nordic Crime/Thriller) by Max Seeck

First published in Finland in September 2019,  this exciting thriller has already been picked up by tens of very well-known crime publishers around the world including Jo Nesbo’s original publisher Aschehaug (Norway), Germany’s Bastei Lübbe, Italy’s Piemme/Mondadori, Berkley/Penguin Random House in the US etc.
There will also be a Hollywood TV series of the book! This is the thriller of the year!

Detective Jessica Niemi is called to investigate a murder case that is out of ordinary. The wife of a famous writer, Roger Koponen, seems to have been killed in a bizarre ritual. As more ritual murders occur, it becomes obvious that Jessica is after a serial killer.
But the murders are not random – they follow a pattern taken from Roger’s bestselling trilogy. Has a fan gone mad, or is this case more personal? How can Jessica stop a criminal who knows every detail of the book even better than the author?


EVIL’S NET (Nordic Crime/Thriller) by Max Seeck


Two Instagrammers go missing, leaving clues to their deaths in their last social media post.

Jessica Niemi has another mystery on her hands: Two famous Instagram bloggers go missing, and a strange picture is uploaded on both of their accounts. It’s a picture of an old lighthouse on a rocky island. And underneath there’s a poem. A poem that describes their deaths… Jessica starts to investigate the disappearances and soon she finds out that the two bloggers have been sharing a secret that got them involved in something very mystical and dark.

RIGHTS SOLD (22): FINLAND: Tammi (orig.) BELGIUM: A.W. Bruna BULGARIA: EMAS CANADA: Berkley/Penguin Random House CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada DENMARK: Gutkind  ESTONIA: Pegasus FRANCE: Michel Lafon GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe GREECE: Livani HUNGARY: Animus LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji MACEDONIA: Matica NETHERLANDS: A.W. Bruna NORWAY: Aschehoug POLAND: Sonia Draga PORTUGAL: Bertrand Editora ROMANIA: Litera SERBIA: Vulkan SLOVENIA: Didakta UNITED KINGDOM: Welbeck Publishing UK UNITED STATES: Berkley/Penguin Random House

Materials available: English sample coming in summer 2020.



Rights sold for FAITHFUL READER

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

ARABIC: Arab Scientific Publishers (World Arabic)
ARMENIA: Guitank
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)
LATIN AMERICA (World Spanish): Editorial Maeva/Maeva Noir
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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