Danish rights for detective Anna Glad series sold to Gyldendal

We are thrilled to announce that the Danish rights for the beloved crime series by Eva Frantz featuring police detective Anna Glad have been sold to the country’s major publishing house Gyldendal. The publisher acquired all three books in the series: The Blue Villa (2017); the Crime Novel of the Year winner The Eighth Maiden (2018); and the most recent one, Out of the Game (2020).

Gyldendal’s senior editor Niels Beider stated they are very excited about the opportunity to introduce Eva Frantz to the Danish readers. According to him, the combination of “pure crime, a series of recurring characters, as well as current socially relevant topics” is precisely what makes the books so enjoyable to read.

Founded in 1770, Gyldendal is the oldest publishing company in Denmark, with the history of publishing some of the most important voices of our time and consistently raising the bar for the publishing industry.

The Anna Glad series has been previously sold to Estonia (Rahva raamat) and Sweden (Sekwa), and has done incredibly well on the home front: with praising reviews and over 55,000 copies sold in Finland, Glad remains one of the favourite police investigators among the readers.

Frantz recently discussed the character and creating suspenseful plots on Literature from Finland podcast fabulous episode ATMOSPHERES, which can be found on any of the usual platforms.

Foreign rights are still available in many other territories, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us (urte@helsinkiagency.fi) for the English materials: we have a great package for all three books.