Publication news!

Yesterday was the publication day of the German edition of Elina Backman’s ALL THE KING’S MEN, book 1 in the bestselling Saana Havas crime series!

The German publisher Piper came up with simply stunning covers and they will follow-up with the second book in the series this summer!

Congratulations to Piper and Elina Backman!

Elina Backman is now Finland’s no. 4 bestselling fiction author (all formats)Over 60 000 copies of Elina’s books have been sold in Finland, rights have been sold for 16 territories, and an international TV-series based on Elina Backman’s books is in development by Aurora Studios. The third instalment in the Saana Havas series, BEFORE THE POLAR NIGHT FALLS is nominated for the Finnish Crime Writers’ Society’s Clue of the Year Award for best crime novel published in 2022!

Download the material for Elina Backman’s books here!




Elina Backman Saana Havas Series

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
DENMARK: Gyldendal
ESTONIA: Varrak (2-book deal)
GERMANY: Piper Verlag (2-book deal)
HUNGARY: Maxim (2-book deal)
ITALY: Newton Compton
NETHERLANDS: De Bezige Bij/Cargo (2-book deal)
NORWAY: Cappelen Damm (2-book-deal)
POLAND: Czarna Owca
ROMANIA: Lebada Neagra
RUSSIA: Mann, Ivanov, Ferber (2-book-deal)
SWEDEN: Bokfabriken (2-book-deal)
FILM & TV RIGHTS: Aurora Studios

About author

Elina Backman

Elina Backman is an author and a media & marketing professional living in Helsinki. Elina loves books (all sorts), traveling, 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 debut novel All the King's Men was published in 2020 and immediately gained an enormous amount of attention from the Finnish media, including a praising review by the biggest daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. The Havas series is now a best-selling series in Finland and an international TV series is in development. Elina's books have sold over 100 000 copies in Finland.

Together with Heidi Holmavuo, Elina has also narrated the true crime podcast Ratkaisematon (Unsolved), which turned into a full-length audio book as the two crime writers started investigating the murder of a young girl in 1967. They were able to uncover new evidence and their research led the police to reopen the investigation. This story is narrated in the book Unsolved - The Case of Elli Immo.


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