“Backman keeps the multiple storylines effortlessly together and builds an entertaining summery detective story. – –
When the King Dies is the beginning of a new series, and it is flowy, exciting and skillfully written novel that leaves you wanting for more.”
”A new star on the Nordic crime scene. With a real page turner that keeps the readers on theirs toes until the end.”
"A great new Finnish voice, a gripping story and unforgettable characters.
WHEN THE KING DIES simply leaves you wanting more, waiting eagerly for the next book by this upcoming new queen of nordic crime."
Editor, Piper Verlag
CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada
FRANCE: HarperCollins France
ESTONIA: Varrak Publishers
ITALY: Newton Compton
NORWAY: Cappelen Damm
POLAND: Czarna Owca
ROMANIA: CLebada Neagra
RUSSIA: Mann, Ivanov and Ferber
SLOVAKIA: Arkus Vydavatelstvo
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
INTERNATIONAL BOOK COVERS
My name is Elina Backman. I´m a crime author from Finland. My debut novel All the King´s men was published in May 2020 and the sequel Still Waters Run Deep in May 2021. Third book in Saana Havas series is called Before the Polar Night Falls and it was published in 2022.
I have a background as a media & marketing professional. I have worked as a copywriter, a creative & as a Creative Director at Bauer Media Finland. But nowadays I follow my heart as an author - that is my day job. I live in Helsinki, in an old wooden 1920 house with my family. I love books (all sorts, especially crime novels), police tv-series, travelling, cycling and friends. I´m a host of a Book & Wine Club. The Book & Wine club gathers everything good around a big table: good friends, good books, good wine & great food. The club was founded in 2011 and we still see each other once a month in my living room.
Since I was a kid all sorts of mysteries have caught my attention.
Have You read my book? I´m very happy to hear how did you find it <3
International rights: https://www.ahlbackagency.com/
Antti Rastivo, Emilia Liinpää
Monographics / Jouko Hautajärvi (Still water runs deep )
Visual Kult / Erik Lehtola (All the kings men)