Elina Backman’s ALL THE KING’S MEN and STILL WATERS RUN DEEP pre-empted in Hungary!

We are so happy to let you know that both titles in Elina Backman’s Cozy Nordic Crime series –  ALL THE KING’S MEN and STILL WATERS RUN DEEP  have now been pre-empted by a Hungarian publisher Maxim!

The series now has publishers in 15 territories and an international TV series is in development. but are still available in the US, UK, Denmark, Turkey, Latvia, France, Bulgaria, Spain etc.

Download the English samples and synopses for both titles here!

HUNGARIAN PRAISE:
ALL THE KING’S MEN will capture your imagination and won’t let go until the end. The different storylines and characters are masterfully woven into one spine-chilling ending. We are very excited to introduce Elina Backman and her beautiful writing to the Hungarian audience, and believe that her popularity will equal our love of her book!
– Reka Kresak, editor, Maxim Könyvkiado, Hungary


ALL THE KING’S MEN
by Elina Backman
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.


STILL WATERS RUN DEEP
by Elina Backman

Is evil lurking beneath the calm waters? Still Waters Run Deep is an awaited sequel to the bestselling All The Kings Men!

Three young men are making a documentary film about a mystical hermit, living in the Isle of Sheep in Helsinki. First one of them disappears, then another one. When one of them is found dead in the nearby nature reserve, the police becmes involved.

Saana Havas, recovering from burnout, hears that her  colleague’s younger brother has gone missing and decides to set up a true crime podcast to help with the search. Meanwhile, police commissioner Jan Leino and his team are investigating the disappearance and possible murder of the documentary makers.

When young men disappear and die, it’s ofter regarded just an accident. But could it be that someone is actually hunting for them?

 

ALL THE KING’S MEN
(aka When the King Dies)

by Elina Backman
Otava, 2020, 495 pp.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

ALBANIA: Dritan
CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada
ESTONIA: Varrak
(two-book deal)
GERMANY: Piper
(two-book deal)
HUNGARY: Maxim
(two-book deal)
ITALY: Newton Compton
LITHUANIA: BALTO
NETHERLANDS: Cargo
(two-book deal)
NORWAY: Cappelen Damm
(two-book deal)
POLAND: Czarna Owca
(two-book deal)
ROMANIA: Lebada Neagra
RUSSIA: Mann, Ivanov and Ferber
(two-book deal)
SLOVAKIA: Arkus Vydavatelstvo
SWEDEN: Bokfabriken
(two-book deal)

TV: Aurora Studios

 

STILL WATERS RUN DEEP
(aka The Isle of Sheep)
by Elina Backman
Otava, 2021, 450pp.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

ESTONIA: Varrak Publishers
GERMANY: Piper
HUNGARY: Maxim
NETHERLANDS: Cargo
NORWAY: Cappelen Damm AS
POLAND: Czarna Owca
RUSSIA: Mann, Ivanov and Ferber
SWEDEN: Bokfabriken

Elina Backman


Elina Backman is a media & marketing professional living in Helsinki, in an old wooden 1920 house with a family of two 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 tv series based on her novels.

Her debut novel When the King Dies was published in May 2020 and has immediately gained an enormous amount of attention from the Finnish media, including a praising review by the biggest daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat and becoming an immediate bestseller in Finland with 10,000 copies sold in all formats. When the King Dies has been to-date sold in 13 territories and international TV series is in development.

Bibliography


Elina Backman

Still Waters Run Deep (a.k.a The Isle of Sheep)

2021, Crime & Suspense


Elina Backman

All the King's Men (a.k.a. When the King Dies)

2020, Crime & Suspense

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