"Ready for the People:" My Most Chilling Cases as a Prosecutor (Jan., $25.95) by Marissa N. Batt. A veteran prosecutor recalls three of her most terrifying cases.
Gangster City (Nov., $23.95) by Patrick Downey. The first of a two-volume series explores members of the New York City underworld who operated from 1900 to 1920.
Amerithrax: The Hunt for the Anthrax Killer (Nov., $14.95) by Robert Graysmith discusses anthrax terror and the hunt for the anthrax killer.
Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death (Oct., $26) by Ann Rule. A deadly female uses the many men who love her as stepping stones to wealth and fame. Advertising. Author tour.
Judgment Ridge (Sept., $25.95) by Dick Lehr and Mitchell Zuckoff investigates the murders of two Dartmouth professors and the relationship between two neighboring communities. 75,000 first printing. BOMC, LG, DBC, Mystery Guild alternates.
Homicide Special: On the Streets with the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit (Sept., $25) by Miles Corwin. A former staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times narrates six cases solved by Homicide Special. Advertising. Author publicity. Author tour.
The Brass Wall: The Betrayal of Undercover Detective #4126 (Oct., $25) by David Kocieniewski. The former New York Times police bureau chief reveals an endangered undercover detective's effort to break through a silent wall enforced by the cops' top brass. Advertising. Author publicity.
Death and Justice (Sept., $25.95) by Mark Fuhrman examines the death penalty in Oklahoma, the state with the highest number of executions in 2001. 75,000 first printing.
Dead Center: The Shocking True Story of a Murder on Snipe Mountain (Sept., $24.95) by Frank J. Daniels. Western Colorado's DA relates a case where an inexperienced hunter is anonymously murdered on a remote mountaintop and the investigation points to his rich widow. Advertising. 20-city radio-satellite tour.
NORTHEASTERN UNIV. PRESS
A Rose for Mary: The Hunt for the Real Boston Strangler (Oct., $24.95) by Casey Sherman. The nephew of the Boston Strangler's last victim recounts his 10-year quest to prove the identity of his aunt's killer.
Into the Minds of Madmen: How the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit Revolutionized Crime Investigation (Oct., $28) by Don DeNevi and John H. Campbell looks at the elite FBI team that analyzes the crimes and personalities of psychopaths.
Mortal Evidence: The Forensics Behind Nine Shocking Cases (Oct., $26) by Cyril Wecht, M.D., et al. calls on forensic pathology to re-examine nine famous cases.
Profile of a Criminal Mind: How Psychological Profiling Helps Solve True Crimes (Sept., $26.95) by Brian Innes, M.D., surveys profiling theories from the suppositions of early physicians to the latest developments in computer-aided technology.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
Finding Susan (Oct., $29.50) by Molly Hurley Moran chronicles the disappearance and alleged murder of the author's sister with attention paid to domestic abuse.
UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESS
When Good Men Do Nothing: The Assassination of Albert Patterson (Sept., $29.95) by Alan Grady explores the murder of a man who attempted to clean up a "sin city." Author tour.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Alchemy of Bones: Chicago's Luetguert Murder Case of 1897 (Sept., $29.95) by Robert Loerzel includes the story of the case, police and forensic findings, reporters' details and society's interest.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
Rogue Scholar: The Sinister Life and Celebrated Death of Edward H. Rulloff (Sept., $27) by Richard W. Bailey traces the life of a 19th-century fugitive, ne'er-do-well and would-be savant who was condemned to die for thievery, fraud and murder but temporarily kept his captors at bay by posing as a professor, doctor and lawyer.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Worse Than Death: The Dallas Nightclub Murders and the Texas Multiple Murder Law (Oct., $26.95) by Gary M. Lavergne. When a Moroccan gunman slays seven people, he cannot be executed because he has committed no crime other than "multiple murder," which was not punishable by death in 1984 Texas.