1. True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine, $27). In an Alex Delaware novel, interracial half-brothers investigate a young woman's death. 2. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (Atria, $27.95). A woman whose daughter has a dangerous birth defect must decide whether to sue her obstetrician. 3. Outcast by Aaron Allston (Del Rey/Ballantine, $27).

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