We couldn’t be more excited to announce a new author to our representation: Elina Backman – the new crime star of Finland! Backman is a debut author, whose novel “When the King Dies” (Kun kuningas kuolee, Otava, May 2020) has already gotten amazing reviews and attention, and is currently the nro 1 requested book on Helmet Libraries.
“When the King Dies” follows Jan, a Helsinki-based police officer investigating a ritualistic murder taking place at Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. Meanwhile in idyllic countryside an ex-journalist Saana starts to dig up information of a girl who died in the 80’s in Hartola – in the only kingdom in Finland. Jan and Saana’s paths will cross – for more than one reason.
Welcome to Elina Ahlback Literary Agency, Elina Backman. Together we will conquer the world!
“Backman keeps the multiple storylines effortlessly together and builds an entertaining summery detective story. – – When the King Dies is the beginning of a new series, and it is flowy, exciting and skillfully written novel that leaves you wanting for more.”
– Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, May 15th 2020
About the author:
Elina Backman, 37, is a media & marketing professional living in Helsinki, in an old wooden 1920 house with a family of 2 kids and a husband. Elina loves books (all sorts), travelling, cycling and is a host of a Book & Wine Club. She is a creative soul with a commercial mind, and her goal is to find readers globally – her dream is a Netflix series based on her novels.
Otava, May 2020, 495 pp.