HarperCollins U.K. and William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins in the U.S. have acquired an e-first series of nonfiction shorts that will be curated by international bestselling author Karin Slaughter. Karin Slaughter’s Most Wanted will tell the stories of the FBI’s most wanted criminals. Victoria Sanders of Victoria Sanders & Associates did the world English rights deal with Kate Elton, executive publisher, HarperCollins U.K. Slaughter will oversee the series, selecting appropriate writers, and write the introduction to each book. The shorts will publish every month in digital format beginning in spring 2015, and compilations of the stories will eventually be released in both digital and print formats.

The FBI’s Most Wanted list officially started in 1949, and, according to HC, each story will profile one fugitive and their crime, “providing a gripping insight into both the criminal mind and the FBI's investigation.” Elton said she is “thrilled” to be publishing Slaughter’s move into nonfiction, while Liate Stehlik, senior v-p and publisher of Morrow, said HC’s U.S. arm looks forward to expanding her audience even further.”

Slaughter’s new novel, Cop Town, will be published this summer with two further novels under contract with Random House.