Arabic rights to GHOST ISLAND by Max Seeck sold!

We are happy to announce that the Arabic rights for GHOST ISLAND (Loukko), the fourth title in the Jessica Niemi series by The New York Times bestselling author and Glass Key Award winner Max Seeck, have been acquired by Arab Scientific Publishers! The deal was closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

Fans of the series and of Nordic mysteries in general will enjoy this frosty, enigmatic tale with its chilly atmosphere and subtle twists.”
–Booklist, USA

GHOST ISLAND is the fourth novel in the internationally bestselling Jessica Niemi series which has been sold to 40 territories and Hollywood  an international TV-show is in development. GHOST ISLAND was included in Hasty Book List’s Most Anticipated 2024!
Max Seeck’s books have sold more than 400,000 copies in Finland alone, THE LAST GRUDGE (Jessica Niemi #3) won the Glass Key Award of 2023. Max Seeck is currently writing a new, independent crime novel, MILO, which has already been sold to Germany and will be published in Finland in September 2024.

Download the materials for GHOST ISLAND here!

Tammi, September 2022, 358 pp.
Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
ARABIC: Arab Scientific Publishers
DENMARK: Gutkind
ESTONIA: Pegasus
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe
HUNGARY: Animus Kiadó Kft.
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji
NORWAY: Aschehoug
SWEDEN: Albert Bonniers Förlag
UK: Welbeck
USA & CANADA: Berkley / Penguin Random House
TV RIGHTS: Stampede Ventures
Reading materials:
English edition

About author

Max Seeck, New York Times Best Selling Author

Max Seeck - New York Times Bestselling Author of THE WITCH HUNTER.

Winner of the prestigious Glass Key Award 2023 for his novel THE LAST GRUDGE.

“Another star has been added to the firmament of thriller writers,” announced Iltalehti newspaper, when Max’s debut novel was published in 2016. Four books later, Max Seeck’s novels have been sold to more than 40 countries, including US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries and as far as Korea!

His debut trilogy following protagonist Daniel Kuisma sold over 40,000 copies in Finland. His Jessica Niemi series landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list! 2024 will see the release of his independent novel MILO, which is already creating buzz internationally with several rights pre-empts ahead of the Finnish publication!

Max Seeck has a background in sales and marketing, and has lately been able to dedicate his time to his lifelong love of writing. His interests include well-conducted research, reading Nordic Noir and listening to movie soundtracks as he writes.


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