Avon acquires 'crime star' Luca Veste

Avon acquires 'crime star' Luca Veste

HC imprint Avon has acquired the rights to two thrillers from blogger Luca Veste.

Avon editor Sammia Rafique bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including Canada, from Phil Patterson at Marjacq Scripts.

The first book, currently untitled, tells the story of a serial killer who performs a series of unethical psychological experiments on his victims.

The first book is lined up for January 2014.

Rafique said: "With its gritty Liverpudlian setting and its strong central characters, this police procedural is a strong addition to the Avon crime family. We are thrilled that Luca will be writing for us, he has an exceptional voice and his books are complete page-turners. Luca is a crime star in the making!"