It’s our great pleasure to announce that Elina Backman’s novel ALL THE KING’S MEN (aka WHEN THE KING DIES) won the Storytel Audio Book Award for the Best Crime Novel of 2020! Congratulations Elina!
This new detective series has already sold in 13 territories and counting! And furthermore, an international TV series is in development by Aurora Studios! Join the success of this bestselling Finnish crime series – conquering the world!
Rights are still available in France, Denmark, Spain, Hungary, Turkey, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and in US/UK etc.
“All the King’s Men” 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.
“All the King’s Men is skillfully told through many different characters, and it progresses on two time levels. Backman has created a a wonderfully atmospheric story taking place in summery Finland, and especially the town of Hartola is depicted well. An ambitious novel for a debut author, but Backman succeeds effortlessly. Many elements of a classic mystery novel build up to an entity that rewards its readers. The influenced of domestic and international authors is visible, but it only adds the great reading experience.”
About the book:
Saana has been fired from her job as a click-bait journalist, so she decides to spend a summer with her aunt in a small-town Hartola. It sounds like a perfect opportunity to take it easy and recover. But when Saana begins to dig into a case of a teenage girl who died 30 years earlier, the peace of the small town is shaken.
Meanwhile in Helsinki a fire-marked body is found at Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, and crime investigator Jan Leino and his team have a new case in their hands. However, the investigation isn’t going anywhere, and Jan fears that the murder at King’s Gate a is just the beginning…
Saana and Jan continue working on their own cases until their paths cross – for more than one reason.
About the author:
Elina Backman 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
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada
ITALY: Newton Compton
NORWAY: Cappelen Damm
POLAND: Czarna Owca
RUSSIA: Mann, Ivanov and Ferber
SLOVAKIA: Arkus Vydavatelstvo
TV: Aurora Studios