“Nothing to Fear” tells the story of the making of...

“Nothing to Fear” tells the story of the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man.” Credit: Fayetteville Mafia Press

NOTHING TO FEAR: Alfred Hitchcock and the Wrong Men by Jason Isralowitz. This well-researched and well-crafted book by attorney Isralowitz is really two books in one. It tells the story of Manny Balestrero, a Jackson Heights musician who was wrongly arrested for committing two robberies in 1953, and the making of "The Wrong Man," Hitchcock's 1956 gripping retelling of Balestreros' ordeal. (Fayetteville Mafia Press, $24.99)

A DREAM OF SHADOWS by Peter Eliott. The Amagansett-based writer has penned an intriguing story about a smuggler (in a town delightfully called Hell's Labyrinth) who wants to retire from his life of crime by committing one last job — to take down a notorious power broker named The Raving Blade. Given that this is being billed as No. 1 in the "Shadow Bidders" series, retirement doesn't seem like it's going to happen. (Further Press, $19.99)

EDMUND WHITE'S A BOY'S OWN STORY: The Graphic Novel adapted by Brian Alessandro and Michael Carroll. White's story about a 14-year-old boy growing up in the Midwest in 1950s was considered groundbreaking at the time. And it remains so more than 40 years later for its unnamed protagonist who deals with his homosexual awakening as well as his dysfunctional family dynamics. Sparking this new adaptation are Igor Karash's stunning illustrations. (Top Shelf Productions, $29.99)

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