Unsolved - The Case of Elli Immo

Elina Backman, Heidi Holmavuo

Original title: Ratkaisematon - kirja, joka avasi murhatutkinnan

Authors: Elina Backman, Heidi Holmavuo

Published: 2022

Publisher: Otava

Genre: Crime & Suspense

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A true crime story of a murder committed 67 years ago, the case reopened based on the work of two private detectives

In 1955, a young woman, Elli, was found murdered near her home in a small town in Northern Finland. Her father, who worked as a policeman, had also died in suspicious circumstances. Elli’s murder, however, remained unsolved. In 1972, a group of police officers demanded reopening the murder investigation, citing destroyed evidence and protection of someone involved.

Based on this claim, crime writers Elina Backman and Heidi Holmavuo started investigating the case in the 2020s. They travelled to the town of Kemi where the murder happened, interviewed locals and heard chilling things previously kept secret. Based on their research, the police decided to reopen the investigation.

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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
DENMARK: Podster (audio)

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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About author

Heidi Holmavuo

Heidi Holmavuo is a crime writer and journalist. Her lengthy cooperation with the authorities, along with writing a book and a TV series about the Finnish Police Rapid Response Unit (colloquially known as the Bear Squad), have made Heidi a talented crime writer. Holmavuo wants to open people's eyes to things that can change the world in a blink of an eye, both on the individual and societal level.

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