Avon's digital-first imprint, Maze, has signed three thrillers from author Marnie Riches.
Editor Katy Loftus acquired English and Commonwealth rights in a deal with Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein, with plans to begin publication of the series in e-book this April. Subsequent titles will be published every few months.
The books, revolving around aspiring criminologist George McKenzie, are set between London and Amsterdam.
Loftus said: "Marnie Riches is a home-grown Steig Larsson – the George McKenzie books are compulsive, gritty-as-hell crime thrillers set in Amsterdam and London, and are primed to take the e-book world by storm."