We are beyond thrilled to announce that THE LAST GRUDGE (orig. Kauna, Tammi 2021) by New York Times Bestselling Author Max Seeck is nominated for the Glass Key Award 2023! The Glass Key Award (Glasnyckeln/Glasnøglen) is an award by the Scandinavian Crime Novel Society and is given out to a book written by a Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish author each year. Previous winners include Henning Mankell, Peter Høeg, Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson, Karin Fossum, and many more.
The 2023 nominees are:
Finland: Max Seeck: Kauna
Iceland: Ragnheidur Gestsdóttir: Farangur (engl. Baggage)
Norway: Torkil Damhaug: Hund uten grav
Sweden: Sara Strömberg: Skred
Denmark: Torben Munksgaard: Damevennens død
The winner will be announced in mid-June 2023. The Last Grudge, the third novel in the Jessica Niemi series, has been published in Danish (Gutkind) as Zetterborg-sagen and in Swedish (Albert Bonniers) as Djävulspakten. Rights sold in 40 territories and Hollywood (TV-show). Max Seeck continues to be one of the top bestselling authors in Finland with over 300,000 copies of his books sold!
Praise for THE LAST GRUDGE:
“An intricate, beautifully written, character-driven page-turner with some shocking twists.”
— Kirkus Reviews, USA
“Max Seeck has done it again. — The Last Grudge is an example of both his knowledge of the suspense thriller tradition and his meticulous way of building a story. — Seeck offers the readers incorrect clues and bluffs that are part of the suspense genre tradition, along with various references from film and literary works throughout the plot line – which is meandering and surprising in an exemplary way.”
— Pertti Avola,Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland
Tammi, September 2021, 390 pp.
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe
HUNGARY: Animus Kiadó Kft.
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji
NETHERLANDS: A.W. Bruna
SWEDEN: Albert Bonniers Förlag
USA & CANADA: Berkley / Penguin Random House
WORLD ARABIC: Arab Scientific
TV RIGHTS: Stampede Ventures
Reading materials: English edition