We have excellent news for crime fiction enthusiasts around the world!
Leena Lehtolainen’s RIPPLE EFFECT, Maria Kallio novel #15 (Jälkikaiku, Tammi) has now been published in Finland and is already hitting the bestseller lists – with Maria Kallio TV series in development!
The title is already #1 most requested title in Finnish libraries and just received an amazing five-star review from Finland’s biggest daily Helsingin Sanomat.
“RIPPLE EFFECT is a familiar and persuasive crime novel in which the author appropriately describes the private lives of her main characters and examines the refugee issue and the difficulties of transgender people in the world on an equal footing;
“At the end of the novel, humanity and its diversity are defended in a beautiful way.”
– Helsingin Sanomat five-star review 09.08.2020
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Detective Maria Kallio is getting ready for her daughter’s graduation when her cat brings her a human ear. She takes it to the forensic lab and doesn’t think any more of it. Maria and her team are assigned to investigate a rape of a young woman when things start to heat up.
The accused rapist is a young man with an immigrant background, which causes a lot of racism and heated discussions in the papers and media. Angry fathers are organizing a street patrol to keep their daughters safe, and when Rahim is released from the police station, his safety is not guaranteed.
Maria and her team are working to solve a new case, but online trolls are targeting them and doing everything to distract them. But when Maria is almost killed by an earless driver, it makes her wonder if all the harassment is related to the case, or could it be something more personal?
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Finland’s bestselling female crime writer for over 30 years, Leena Lehtolainen has published 14 Maria Kallio novels, and the 15th book RIPPLE EFFECT has now been published in August 2020.
Maria Kallio series has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, and there is a TV Series in development.
The bestselling Maria Kallio Series, which has brought an enthusiastically received female perspective to the male-dominated detective genre through its distinctively down-to-earth heroine Maria Kallio.
In the US, 11 Maria Kallio novels have been published so far by AmazonCrossing, and in Germany Rowohlt has published all 14 Maria Kallio novels.
The rights for the Maria Kallio series are now available in Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Denmark, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Vietnam, World Spanish, and more!
Rights sold for
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
TV rights: Maria Kallio TV series in development
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Rights available in: Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Denmark, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Vietnam, World Spanish, and more!