A selection of new titles by Washington authors, or of local interest.
Ann Rule's latest true-crime book, a retrospective of Norman Lundin's art, and 100 years of the Pike Place Market.
"Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal" by Ann Rule (Free Press, $26). The Seattle-area writer's latest true-crime book concerns a suburban housewife from Atlanta whose death may not have been a suicide. Rule will sign the book at noon Wednesday at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle (206-587-5737; www.seattlemystery.com).
"Norman Lundin: Selections from Three Decades of Drawing and Painting" by Richard V. West, Bruce Guenther and David Brody (Francine Seders Gallery/University of Washington Press, $24.95). A retrospective of work by the University of Washington professor emeritus. The images reproduced here, whether landscape vistas or still lifes, are precisely detailed, muted in tone and more than a little haunting.
"Pike Place Market: 100 Years" by The Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (Sasquatch, $19.95). A photo-essay souvenir book about Seattle's famous Pike Place Market, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
"Masquerade" by Liz Osborne (Thomson Gale, $25.95). A mystery by a Seattle-area author about a patient-relations manager for an Eastside hospital, one of whose patients — a charismatic congressman — is found murdered in his room.
"The Myths of Innovation" by Scott Berkun (O'Reilly, $24.99). A former member of the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft offers tips on "how to convert the knowledge you have into ideas that can change the world." Berkun now teaches creative thinking at the University of Washington.
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times book critic
Seattle Times transportation reporter Mike Lindblom describes some of the factors that may have led to the collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon on Thursday, May 23.