We are extremely happy to let you know that New York Times Best-selling Author Max Seeck’s 3rd Jessica Niemi thriller BAD BLOOD has now been acquired by his Albanian publisher Muza! The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
The book was published in Finland last September to great reviews and is already a huge best-seller in Finland with more than 34 000 copies sold in all formats!
This is the 10th territory for the novel, with the rights having been previously acquired in the US, UK, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Estonia, Norway and the Arabic countries.
The rights for Jessica Niemi series have been acquired in over 40 countries and a TV show is in development in Hollywood, but rights are still available in Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Brazil, Vietnam, Georgia etc.
BAD BLOOD starts when a prominent business executive Eliel Rosenström is found brutally murdered in his home in Helsinki. The company he led has just announced drastic cutbacks and Rosenström gained hundreds of enemies and death threats in the process.
But the murder motive become less clear, when the police finds out that the murderer had other targets as well. The only clue the police has is a photo of Rosenström with three other men, whose faces are all scratched off. Who are the faceless men, and why can’t the police identify them? Are they other victims? Or something more sinister?
While Jessica Niemi suffers from a mental breakdown after her encounter with the witch coven, Jusuf gets a chance to lead the investigations and prove his skills as a police officer, while helping Jessica battle her demons that seem to come closer and closer…
Tammi, September 2021, 390pp
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
ARABIC: Arab Scientific Publishing
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe
HUNGARY: Animus Kiadó Kft.
US: Berkley/Penguin Random House