Whitehouse moves to Orion from 4th Estate

Whitehouse moves to Orion from 4th Estate

Lucie Whitehouse is moving to Orion Fiction to continue her Birmingham-set crime series featuring DCI Robin Lyons, after previously being published by 4th Estate and Bloomsbury. 

Publishing director Francesca Pathak acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to two books from Victoria Hobbs at A M Heath. Orion plans to publish the first book in the contract in hardback in summer 2023. 

Whitehouse's books have previously been selected for the Richard & Judy Summer Book Club and the ITV Crime Thriller Book Club. 

Pathak said: “I’ve been a fan of Lucie’s writing for such a long time and after hearing where she plans to take the current series, we just knew we had to publish the next books. It’s a joy to welcome her and her brilliant protagonist, DCI Robin Lyons, to the Orion Fiction list.” 

Whitehouse said: “Francesca and the team at Orion knocked our socks off with their enthusiasm and vision for DCI Robin Lyons. Birmingham is a joy of a setting for a crime series and I can't wait to work with these brilliant people on their plans to bring both the city and Robin herself to a growing audience.”