Books that caught my eye in the current mailer were the excellently titled "My Word is My Bond," by Sir Roger Moore (I don't have a burning desire to read it, but I do love the title), and "Animals Make Us Human" by Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson. I've known of Temple Grandin for a long time, but I have yet to read one of her books. Someday, I hope.
In the true crime category, I found "Who Killed Katie Autry?" concerning the May 2003 murder in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The description refers to it as "a richly reported crime story in the tradition of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and since I loved Midnight and crime stories in general, this one's being added to my list of books I want to read.
And I just now noticed the blurb for "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher" by Kate Summerscale ("the true story of the murder that shocked 1860s England... that reads like a Victorian thriller").
I also saved blurbs for Absinthe & Flamethrowers by William Gurstelle. ("This combination of science, history, and DIY projects explains why taking risks and living dangerously can be good for you") and Voluntary Madness by Norah Vincent ("My year lost and found in the Loony Bin"). I'm not sure I want to read this one, but I did end up curious about her previous book, Self-Made Man, which describes the 18 months she spent living as a man (and which resulted in such severe depression she hospitalized herself).
Lastly there's Scratch Beginnings by