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'CSI' showrunner sells crime drama to CBS

Exclu: "CSI" showrunner Carol Mendelsohn has sold a new crime drama to CBS. 

The currently untitled project brings to the small screen a series of suspense novels from author Thomas Perry.

The thrillers star protagonist Jane Whitefield, known to readers in books such as "Vanishing Act." Across six novels, Whitefield is half-white, half-Indian young woman who works as a one-person witness protection program, helping hide people who are in danger.

"Medium" producer Craig Sweeny will serve as writer and executive producer on the script deal, with Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz as a non-writing executive producers. CBS TV Studios and Carol Mendelsohn Productions will produce.