Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA (Sept., $24.95) by Tim Junkin tells of a death row convict's battle both in the cell block and the courtrooms.
A Shannon Ravenel book. 15-city author tour.
Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor (Oct., $24.95) by Rob Felber. A young physician attends top New York Mafia dons including John Gotti, Carlo Gambino and Joseph Bonanno. Advertising. Author publicity.
Hunting Eric Rudolph (Sept., $23.95) by Henry Schuster and Charles Stone follows the search for Rudolph, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic park bombing suspect and wanted fugitive for abortion clinic bombings.
IVAN R. DEE
Vanishing Point: The Disappearance of Judge Crater, and the New York He Left Behind (Oct., $24.95) by Richard J. Tofel reopens the 1930 unsolved mystery and recreates New York City at the end of the Jazz Age.
FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX
Desire Street: The Five Trials of Curtis Kyles (Feb., $TBA) by Jed Horne studies the trials of drug dealer Kyles, his 14 years on death row and the act of revenge that framed him.
Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer—America's Deadliest Serial Murderer (Oct., $26) by Ann Rule covers the lives of 48 female victims in south Seattle and the murderer who hid his compulsion for two decades. Ad/promo. Author tour.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
Breaking Silence: The Case that Changed the Face of Human Rights (Sept., $26.95) by Richard Alan White. A Paraguayan family fights to prosecute the man who tortured and murdered their 17-year-old son.
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts (Sept., $23.95) by Julian Rubinstein is about a legendary outlaw of Budapest. Ad/promo.
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death (Oct., $35) by Corrine May Botz collects color photographs of dollhouse crime scenes based on real cases from the 1930s, originally built and still used for forensic training.
NEW HORIZON PRESS
Murder on the Rails: The True Story of the Detective Who Unlocked the Shocking Secrets of the Boxcar Serial Killer (Oct., $23.95) by William G. Palmini Jr. and Tanya Chalupa traces a 14-year killing spree that left as many as 100 bloodied bodies in 28 states. Advertising.
Faces of Evil: Kidnappers, Murderers, Rapists and the Forensic Artist Who Puts Them Behind Bars (Jan., $24.95) by Lois Gibson and Deanie Francis Mills. Gibson describes her 13 most suspense-filled cases. Advertising.
Profilers: Leading Investigators Take You Inside the Criminal Mind (Nov., $26), edited by John H. Campbell and Don DeNevi. Fifteen homicide investigators share insights based on tracking notorious criminals.
A Voice for the Dead: Forensic Investigations Above and Below Ground (Feb., $24.95) by James E. Starrs with Katherine Ramsland. A law school professor and forensic scientist discuss exhuming bodies to solve the coldest of cases.
Crime Scene Investigations: Crack the Case with Real-Life Experts (Sept., $26.95), edited by Cyril H. Wecht, M.D. A forensic pathologist and coroner reveals how science and patience paid off in more than 50 murder cases.
Assassinations: Murderous Crimes that Shocked the World (Oct., $30) by R.G. Grant gathers more than 100 notorious assassinations.
Conviction (Oct., $24.95) by Len Levitt follows journalist Levitt and investigator Frank Garr's dogged pursuit of clues in the Martha Moxley case, which led to Michael Skakel's murder conviction.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Eleven Days in Hell: The 1974 Carrasco Prison Siege at Huntsville, Texas (Sept., $27.95) by William T. Harper covers the events when a former drug boss and two other inmates took 11 prison workers hostage.