Bonnier Publishing's fiction c.e.o. Mark Smith has paid six figures to acquire UK, Europe and Commonwealth rights in three new novels from Neil White, currently published by Little, Brown.
The deal was done with Sonia Land at Sheil Land Associates. White, a senior crown prosecutor by day, is to start a new mystery series in which he "will draw on his experiences as a barrister to add more of a legal thriller dimension than his previous work", his agent said.
Publication of the first book in the new series will be in autumn 2016.
White said: “The team at Sphere/Little, Brown has been amazing and supportive and I’m truly appreciative of what they have done and are still doing but I’m excited at the new challenges ahead and look forward to working and contributing towards the success of the new team at Bonnier”.
White's previous novels include The Domino Killer and The Death Collector (both Sphere).