Max Seeck listed on Vogue’s “19 best Nordic noir of all time”!

New York Times Bestselling Author Max Seeck has been included in Vogue’s list of the 19 best Nordic noir books of all time!!! According to Vogue: there are plenty of stellar authors who have made a lasting impression on the world, their works being read by millions across the globe. Such iconic Nordic noir writers include names like Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Camilla Läckberg, Jussi Adler-Olsen and Max Seeck.

Here’s what Vogue had to say: “Finnish author Max Seeck has a knack for crafting gripping crime narratives, demonstrated in his novel The Witch Hunter, which swiftly garnered international acclaim upon its release in 2019.

As the inaugural instalment of Seeck’s Jessica Niemi series, The Witch Hunter follows a bestselling author whose wife is discovered dead, her body adorned in a black gown and her face frozen in a chilling smile. Investigator Jessica takes charge of the case, initially suspecting a copycat emulating the macabre murders depicted in the victim’s husband’s bestseller, The Witch Hunter. However, Jessica soon discerns that a different malevolent force is at play. With the body count rising, Jessica races against the clock to solve the case.”


That said, we invite crime and thriller fans to hop on the bandwagon and download materials for THE WITCH HUNTER (Jessica Niemi #1) here! While THE WITCH HUNTER has sold to over 40 countries–plus Hollywood!–we still have gaps in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.



Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.); ALBANIA: Muza; AZERBAIJAN: Alatoran; BULGARIA: EMAS; CROATIA: Fokus; CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada; DENMARK: Gutkind; ESTONIA: Pegasus; FRANCE: Michel Lafon; GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & Co. KG; GREECE: Livanis; HUNGARY: Animus; ICELAND: Forlagid; ISRAEL: Tchelet Books/ Steimatzky; ITALY: Edizioni Piemme S.p.a; LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji; LITHUANIA: Baltos lankos; NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM: A.W. Bruna; NORTHERN MACEDONIA: MATICA MAKEDONSKA dooel; NORWAY: Aschehoug; POLAND: Sonia Draga; PORTUGAL: Bertrand Editora Lda; ROMANIA: GRUP MEDIA LITERA; RUSSIA: AST Publishers; SERBIA: Vulkan; SLOVAKIA: Motyl; SLOVENIA: Didakta; SOUTH KOREA: Cheongmirae; SPAIN & LATIN AMERICA: Maeva Ediciones; SWEDEN: Albert Bonniers Förlag; TURKEY: Doğan Kitap; TV RIGHTS: Stampede Ventures; UK: Welbeck Publishing; UKRAINE: Family Leisure Club; USA & CANADA: Berkley / Penguin Random House; WORLD ARABIC: Arab Scientific Publishers, Inc.

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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