3-book deal for the RIVER DELTA series by Arttu Tuominen!

We are thrilled to announce a new three-book deal for Arttu Tuominen’s RIVER DELTA series!
His Dutch publisher De Fontein has acquired books 4-6 (The Shamed, The Liberator, The Staged), thus completing the series! The deal was concluded by Anna Kappauf at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

The RIVER DELTA series by Arttu Tuominen has seen commercial success and garnered praise from readers and critics alike, both at home and abroad. Set in the city of Pori by the Gulf of Bothnia, a Finnish police unit has to solve crimes that force them to consider their own acts and values. The series has sold to 7 territories, and each book can be read as a standalone.

The series has risen to Spiegel Bestselling list in Germany and book #2, JEOPARDY, won the Palle Rosenkrantz Award 2022!

“They are fierce, these Finns, and this year, one of their best crime writers, Arttu Tuominen is awarded the Rosenkrantz Prize for Sendebuddet (Jeopardy) […] Tuominen’s writing is like moonshine when writing about brutally bitter souls.”
– Palle Rosenkrantz Prize jury statement

The rights to the RIVER DELTA series are still available in e.g. the US, the UK, Turkey, Norway…

Download the English materials for the RIVER DELTA series here!


WSOY 2019-2024

Reading material:
English samples and synopses
Series presentation
French editions books 1-2
Finnish editions (6 books)

Rights sold to River Delta Series:

DENMARK: Modtryk (6 books)
FRANCE: La Martinière (4 books)
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe (5 books)
ITALY: Piemme (2 books)
NETHERLANDS: De Fontein (6 books)
SLOVENIA: Litera (3 books)
SWEDEN: Lind & Co (3 books)

FILM & TV: Lucy Loves Drama

About author

Arttu Tuominen

Arttu Tuominen lives in Pori and works as  an environmental inspector. During the evenings, he writes dark and tough crime novels. Tuominen is skilled at giving a strong voice to both sides of the law, a humane and a recognisable voice.


2023, Crime & Suspense

The Liberator

Arttu Tuominen

2022, Crime & Suspense


Arttu Tuominen

2021, Crime & Suspense


Arttu Tuominen

2020, Crime & Suspense


Arttu Tuominen

2019, Crime & Suspense

The Oath

Arttu Tuominen

Many new Children’s and YA deals ahead of Bologna Book Fair!

We are excited to share five new children’s and YA deals with you!

To start, we are happy to report two new deals for the Finlandia-winning YA title THE HORNED GOD by Magdalena Hai! Metropolis Media acquired the Hungarian rights and Bohdan acquired the Ukrainian rights. Both deals were closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Agency.

Metropolis Metropolis Media is a Hungarian publishing house that mainly publishes science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thrillers. Their authors include Arthur C. Clarke, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Robert A. Heinlein, Cory Doctorow, Jodi Taylor, Jack McDevitt, Jose Antonio Cotrina, Johanna Sinisalo, and Robert Silverberg.

Publishing house Bohdan publishes adult and children’s fiction as well as educational titles. Their authors include Lewis Carroll, Stanislaw Lem, Maurice Leblanc, Henry Fielding, T.S. Eliot, etc.

THE HORNED GOD is now sold into 8 languages! Rights are still available for France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Poland, …

Download the English materials for THE HORNED GOD here!

Furthermore, the Polish rights for the Finlandia-nominated picture book STELLA by Ted Forsström & Åsa Lucander have been sold to Widnokrag Publishing House in a deal closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Agency.

Established in 2011, Widnokrag is a Polish children’s and YA publisher and their international authors include Andrew Norriss, Katherine Marsh, Anton Bergman, Emma Adbåge, Mette Vedsø, Evelyne Brisou-Pellen, Maiwenn Alix, Magdalena Hai, Teemu Juhani, Timo Parvela, Bjørn Sortland, Pasi Pitkänen, etc.

STELLA is now sold into 8 languages! The rights are still available for Czechia, France, Italy, Spain, the UK,…

Download the English materials for STELLA here!

And in more picture book news, the Latvian rights to THE FOX AND SILENCE by Reetta Niemelä and Eri Shimatsuka have been sold to Latvijas Mediji. The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Agency.

Latvijas Mediji publishing house is part of a larger media group consisting of  book publishing, newspapers, magazines, and bookstores. Their authors include Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Max Seeck, Gerald Durrell, B.B. Easton, Giacomo Mazzariol, etc.

The rights for THE FOX AND SILENCE are still available for Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the UK,…

Download the English materials for THE FOX AND THE SILENCE here!

And last but not least, Penguin Random House Portugal have acquired the Portuguese rights in the THE LITTLE SHOP OF NIGHTMARES #4: The Crystal Skull by Magdalena Hai & Teemu Juhani. The deal was closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Agency.

Penguin Random House Portugal are the home of many bestselling internationals authors like Jeff Kinney, Holly Black, Jennifer Niven. etc.

The 4th instalment in the bestselling LITTLE SHOP OF NIGHTMARES series that is sold into 30 languages will be published in Finland this June.

Rights are still available for China, Iceland, the UK & US, …

Download the English materials for THE LITTLE SHOP OF NIGHTMARES here!