- Associated Press - Monday, June 4, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - Author Dennis Lehane has chosen a thriller by Attica Locke as the first book for his own imprint at HarperCollins.

Locke’s “The Cutting Season” will be published Sept. 18, HarperCollins announced Monday. The book is set in Louisiana and centers on the discovery of a dead body on a plantation. Locke’s debut novel, “Black Water Rising,” was a finalist in 2010 for an Edgar Award, given for crime and mystery novels.

Lehane formed Dennis Lehane Books in 2011. The author himself is known for “Mystic River,” “Shutter Island” and “Moonlight Mile.” His next novel, “Live by Night,” comes out two weeks after Locke’s book.