Sci-fi and fantasy specialist Angry Robot Books is to launch a crime fiction imprint in 2013.
The publisher, part of the Osprey Group, said it is in the "advanced stages" of preparing the imprint, which will be a standalone line with its own name and presence. However, additional details are being held under wraps, with Angry Robot saying only that "it will employ the same young and lively approach as AR does, using social media, street teams and all".
The company is currently recruiting a commissioning editor for the new project whom it said is to play a key role in developing the character of the imprint and must have "the ability to walk the walk as the mouthpiece of the coolest new crime imprint on the block".
Angry Robot has also announced the launch of a YA imprint in September of this year.