From Publishers Weekly:
Christine Pepe signed a North American rights deal with Reed Farrel Coleman to write four new novels in Robert B. Parker’s Jess [sic] Stone series. (Parker died in 2010.) Coleman, an Edgar nominee, was represented by David Hale Smith at Inkwell Management, while Helen Brann, who has an eponymous shingle, represented the Parker estate. The first book in the deal, Blind Spot, is set for September 2014. Pepe also signed Coleman to a two-book, world rights deal that will launch a new series featuring a cop in Suffolk County, N.Y., named Gus Murphy; the first Gus Murphy book, Where It Hurts, is set for 2015.