|We are so thrilled to celebrate the US publication of the third Jessica Niemi novel, THE LAST GRUDGE, written by our New York Times Bestselling Author Max Seeck and published by Berkley Penguin Random House!
The title has already gained positive praise from readers and critics:
“An intricate, beautifully written, character-driven page-turner with some shocking twists.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“I loved the intensity and suspense, including a few tense action scenes. The author kept me guessing until nearly the end of the book. Max Seeck’s characters were realistic and made the story dynamic. Overall, this twisty mystery kept me engaged. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.”
– Pam Guynn in Mystery & Suspense Magazine
Max Seeck continues to be one of the bestselling authors in Finland – in 2022, his books sold over 100,000 copies across all formats in Finland! In addition, Max’s books have been sold to 40 countries and a Hollywood TV series is in development, based on THE WITCH HUNTER.
The Last Grudge
Jessica Niemi #3
The third title in the NYT-bestselling series!
A prominent business executive Eliel Zetterborg is found brutally murdered in his home in Helsinki. The company he led has just announced drastic cutbacks and Zetterborg gained hundreds of enemies and death threats in the process.
But the murder motive become less clear, when the police finds out that the murderer had other targets as well. The only clue the police has is a photo of Zetterborg with three other men, whose faces are all scratched off. Who are the faceless men, and why can’t the police identify them? Are they other victims? Or something more sinister?
While Jessica Niemi suffers from a mental breakdown after her encounter with the witch coven, Jusuf gets a chance to lead the investigations and prove his skills as a police officer, while helping Jessica battle her demons that seem to come closer and closer…
PRAISE FOR THE LAST GRUDGE:
“Det. Sgt. Yusuf Pepple takes center stage in Seeck’s gripping third Ghosts of the Past mystery”
– Publishers Weekly
Jessica Niemi #4
The fourth title in the NYT-bestselling Jessica Niemi series!
A month after solving the Zetterborg case, Jessica Niemi is ordered on paid leave, and she decides to travel to a small island in the Åland archipelago to find some peace. A group of old people arrive on the same island, and Jessica learns that they are the remaining members of the Doves, the people who had to flee from Finland to Sweden during World War II and ended up living in an orphanage there.
Jessica hears a local legend about a girl who also inhabited the orphanage once. Every night at two o’clock, she put on her blue coat and went to stand on the pier, waiting for something that never showed up. One night she disappeared and was never found.
Soon, one of the remaining Doves dies, and Jessica finds out that two other people have previously faced the same fate on the same island. All three people seem to have something to do with the girl in the blue coat. Jessica is once again facing a scary mystery where the stakes are considerable. Whilst battling her own demons, uncertain what is real and what is not, she needs to find out the truth.
“The fourth instalment of the Jessica Niemi series of detective novels is the best to date and proves Seeck’s mastery of the genre’s traditions.”
The Ice Coven
Standalone sequel to The New York Times bestseller, The Witch Hunter – rights sold to 40 countries and Hollywood!
Jessica Niemi has another mystery on her hands: Two famous Instagram bloggers go missing, and a strange picture is uploaded
on both of their accounts. It’s a picture of an old lighthouse on a rocky island. And underneath there’s a poem. A poem that describes their deaths…
Jessica starts to investigate the disappearances and soon she finds out that the two bloggers have been sharing a secret that got them involved in something very mystical and dark.
The Witch Hunter
Detective Jessica Niemi is called to investigate a murder case that is out of ordinary. The wife of a famous writer, Roger Koponen, seems to have been killed in a bizarre ritual. As more ritual murders occur, it becomes obvious that Jessica is after a serial killer.
But the murders are not random – they follow a pattern taken from Roger’s bestselling trilogy. Has a fan gone mad, or is this case more personal? How can Jessica stop a criminal who knows every detail of the book even better than the author?