Two more Austin authors have new books coming out this fall that should be high on our radar.
The first is from S.C. Gwynne, the author of “Rebel Yell” and “Empire of the Summer Moon.” His latest, “The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football,” will be published Sept. 20 by Scribner ($27).
It tells how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach revolutionized football by inventing “a potent passing offensive strategy that would revolutionize the game.”
Mumme, a Texas native, started the changes at Iowa Wesleyan, where he was head coach and Leach was his assistant in the late 1980s.
The other notable book: Beverly Lowry’s “Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders.”
Published by Knopf on Oct. 11, it will sell for $26.95. As many longtime residents know, four teenage girls were killed in a yogurt shop in Austin in 1991, and the investigation lasted eight years. Two men were convicted, but they were eventually released for lack of evidence.
Lowry takes us deep inside the story.