William Morrow will begin a new relationship with Dennis Lehane, bestselling author of Moonlight Mile, Mystic River, Shutter Island, and The Given Day. Lehane will oversee an eponymous line of books at HarperCollins that will publish a select number of fiction titles a year.

The establishment of the line was negotiated by Michael Morrison, HarperCollins president and publisher of U.S. General Books and Canada, and Liate Stehlik, senior v-p and publisher of William Morrow, with Lehane’s agent, Ann Rittenberg, president of the Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency, Inc. Lehane will work with his longtime Harper editor, senior v-p and executive editor Claire Wachtel.