Originally, I asked the question immediately below and it created some confusion. My revision appears below the original.
What books or references do you recommend which teach about altered chords as they exist inside the given key? Allow me to explain by way of an example... Take My Funny Valentine, for instance. Great tune, lovely changes. It's in the key of Cm (using both harmonic and natural minors). The G7#5 leading back to the Cm caught my attention as an altered chord that exists within the context of the C harmonic minor scale.
Looking at the whole of natural, harmonic, and melodic minors, we can create a fair amount of chromaticism (b6, 6, b7, 7, 1). What I am attempting to piece together are which altered chords can fit where inside the context of these scales. In other words, I am attempting to learn how to intelligently apply these alterations without leaving the key (however I am allowing for some stretch of the key definition by including these three different minor keys).
Of course, we can create further tension by going beyond (or "outside" of) the current key context, but for now it is these "inside" alterations that interest me the most as a potential vehicle for spicing up some changes. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
I should have used the term "alteration", however my example suggested "altered" instead. (I have amended the title.) I did not intend to limit the scope to altered dominant chords; my intent was to map the diatonic ("inside") alterations within the context of each mode for the three minor scales, plus the bii tritone sub as well. I have recently begun this exercise for my own benefit, and I was seeking to corroborate my answers. (As a guitarist, my voicings will be more limited than some of the potential keyboard solutions.) Thanks for your feedback.