The Investigation: A Former FBI Agent Uncovers the Truth Behind the Most Contested Will in American History (Oct., $23.95) by Gary Magnesen pleads the case for Melvin Dummar as the rightful heir to Howard Hughes's fortune. Author tour.
Bodies We've Buried (Jan., $TBA) by Jarrett Hallcox and Amy Welch. The directors of the National Forensic Academy offer a gritty, insider's view of authentic CSI training.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Murderous Methods: Using Forensic Science to Solve Lethal Crimes (Nov., $27.50) by Mark Benecke leads readers through the investigations of some of the more infamous murder cases in the world.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Trail of Bones: More Cases from the Files of a Forensic Anthropologist (Sept., $24.95) by Mary H. Manhein provides accounts of Manhein's many cases.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Murder Along the Cape Fear: A North Carolina Town in the Twentieth Century (Sept., $27) by David T. Morgan observes the murderous histories of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, N.C.
MERCURY BOOKS (dist. by IPM)
A Criminal History of Mankind (Dec., $45) by Colin Wilson compiles an extensive overview of crime throughout history.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
The Bobbed Haired Bandit: A True Story of Crime and Celebrity in 1920s New York (Feb., $27.95) by Stephen Duncombe and Andrew Mattson is a tale of glamour, guts and a girl with a gun.
Tales from the Morgue: Forensic Answers to Nine Famous Cases (Oct., $26) by Cyril Wecht, M.D., et al. A forensic pathologist applies his scientific expertise to several high-profile cases.
READERS DIGEST BOOKS
Fakes & Forgeries: The True Crime Stories of History's Greatest Deceptions (Oct., $26.95) by Brian Innes showcases history's most legendary cons and includes more than 200 rare photos and illustrations.
Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson (Sept., $21.95) by Keith Ablow, M.D., takes readers inside the psyche of the convicted killer to see not only what he did but why he did it.