We’re thrilled to announce a new deal for Max Seeck! The second title in the Jessica Niemi series, THE ICE COVEN, has been acquired by Dogan Yayinlari in Turkey. In THE ICE COVEN, Detective Jessica Niemi is on a hunt to save the life of a missing blogger in the icy Helsinki winter. But is it already too late? And why is Jessica having nightmares about her mother?
The deal was closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
The Jessica Niemi series has so far sold to over 40 territories, including US and Hollywood, but the rights are still available in e.g. Japan, China, Brazil, Georgia…
The Jessica Niemi series
THE WITCH HUNTER, THE ICE COVEN, THE LAST GRUDGE and GHOST ISLAND
New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Glass Key award!
In The Witch Hunter, book 1 of the Jessica Niemi series, Helsinki Police Detective Jessica Niemi hunts an occultist serial killer. In The Ice Coven, Jessica and her team follow clues hidden on Instagram to solve the disappearance of a young influencer and a manga artist. In The Last Grudge, a prominent business executive Eliel Zetterborg is found brutally murdered in his home in Helsinki. In Ghost Island, Jessica Niemi is ordered on paid leave after an altercation, and she decides to travel to a small island in the Aland archipelago to escape the attention and find some peace.
“THE WITCH HUNTER, translated with icy precision by Kristian London, is written in short, sharp, present tense chapters, a technique which adds to its relentless tension. Flashbacks to earlier episodes in Jessica’s life suggest that the strangeness currently unfolding is tied to her personal history. Discovering the how and why of it brings a resolution as bleak as anything Poe might have conjured.”
– The Wall Street Journal
“An intricate, beautifully written, character-driven page-turner with some shocking twists.”
– Kirkus Reviews
The Jessica Niemi series
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada
FRANCE: Michel Lafon
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe
ISRAEL: Tchelet Books/Steimatzky
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji
LITHUANIA: Baltos lankos
NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM: A.W. Bruna
NORTH MACEDONIA: Matica Makedonska
POLAND: Sonia Draga
PORTUGAL: Bertrand Editora Lda
RUSSIA: AST Publishers
SOUTH KOREA: Cheongmirae
SPAIN & LATIN AMERICA: Maeva Ediciones
SWEDEN: Albert Bonniers Förlag
TURKEY: Doğan Kitap
UKRAINE: Family Leisure Club
USA & CANADA: Berkley / Penguin Random House
WORLD ARABIC: Arab Scientific
TV RIGHTS: Stampede Ventures