November rights & reviews round-up: The Guardian Angel; Siren; and They Know Not What They Do

New deals for The Guardian Angel

We are delighted to announce a Danish acquisition by Hr. Ferdinand of The Guardian Angel, Einar Hansen’s psychological thriller set in 1950s Copenhagen. Danish rights went to Line Miller at Hr. Ferdinand at auction for a 2018 tie-in publication with the feature film of the same name.

“As soon as I heard about The Guardian Angel, I knew that it would be relevant for the Danish market. The hypnosis murders were an infamous case in Denmark, and with the strength of the narrative combined with a star-studded lineup we felt that this was a publication that we just couldn’t miss. All sails are set here at Ferdinand for the spring, when we will publish The Guardian Angel in close collaboration with Scanbox,” said Miller.

Rights previously sold in Italy (Piemme, auction), Serbia (Vulkan) and Finland (WSOY), and we have first offers in Portugal.

The Guardian Angel film will be released internationally in 2018, with nationwide distribution deals closed in Denmark, Finland, Croatia, Poland, India, China, and the Middle East, with further distribution deals to be announced soon.

DTV acquires German rights to Pauliina Susi’s second novel, Siren

Siren (Seireeni), Pauliina Susi’s second novel, a suspenseful standalone thriller set aboard a luxury cruise liner in the Mediterranean, was acquired by Cornelius Traub at DTV for publication in 2018.


They Know Not What They Do by Jussi Valtonen

“Classy and engrossing.”  Daily MailUK

“Smart, slightly futuristic, nicely plotted…” – Mail on Sunday, UK

“A huge, timeless psychological thriller.” – For the Love of Books blog, Finland



“Siren is a skillfully-woven claustrophobic thriller.” – Helsingin Sanomat, Finland


Rights sold:
DENMARK, Hr. Ferdinand
ITALY, Piemme
SERBIA, Vulkan

Reading material:
English synopsis & manuscript

SIREN by Pauliina Susi

Rights sold:

Reading material:
English synopsis