NO LESSER PLEA by Robert K. Tanenbaum (Signet: $4.95). A tenacious district attorney matches wits with a mass-murderer who knows the criminal justice system as well as any attorney and uses it to stay out of jail.
SAINTS by Orson Scott Card (TOR: $4.95). Historical tale about a pioneering Mormon woman's travels and her resulting prominence in the community.
FIRST BORN by Doris Mortman (Bantam Books: $4.95). Four women (all named Frances Rebecca) vie for wealth, power and romance from Paris to Washington.
INVENTING THE ABBOTTS AND OTHER STORIES by Sue Miller (Laurel: $8.95). Collection of stories about men and women in conflict, often with their own values.
DEATH OF A GOLDEN GIRL by Eileen Fulton (Ivy Books: $3.50). Fulton is a popular soap opera star who has penned this mystery about--you guessed it--a sleuthing soap opera star.
THE NYE COUNTY BROTHEL WARS by Jeanie Kasindorf (Dell: $4.50). Mystery and drama come to life when key players collide in an investigation started because of a questionable fire that took place at a Las Vegas brothel.
WE NEED TO DREAM ALL THIS AGAIN by Bernard Pomerance (Penguin Books: $8.95). Poems reflecting on battle between the United States and the Sioux over the Black Hills.
WOMEN, POWER, AND THERAPY, edited by Marjorie Braude (Harrington Park Press: $14.95). The empowerment of women through psychology is the theme of this collection of thoughtful essays.
THE WORLD'S TALLEST MIDGET: The Best of Frank Deford by Frank Deford (Little, Brown: $8.95). The human condition is the heart of these 17 sports stories by the popular Sports Illustrated writer.
COME ON DOWN!!!: The TV Game Show Book by Jefferson Graham (Abbeville Press: $16.95). Did you ever wonder how or why a particular game show came to be? You'll learn that and more in this historical account of game shows in America.
SELF HELP / REFERENCE
THE NEW YORK TIMES PARENT'S GUIDE TO THE BEST BOOKS FOR CHILDREN by Eden Ross Lipson (Times Books: $12.95). Contains 34 indexes of 1,000 books for toddlers to young adults.
MEN WHO CAN'T LOVE by Steven Carter and Julia Sokol (Berkley Books: $4.50). Authors reverse a trend and tell women what not to do for the commitment-phobic man.