Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria, By Kevin F. McMurray, Pocket Books, $26.95
You might call it “into thin water,” as readers descend 235 feet deep to explore what’s been called the “Everest of scuba diving.” Through his own experience and those of others, McMurray explains the challenging process of reaching the Andrea Doria, the Italian cruise liner that sank off the coast of Nantucket in 1956.

Hard Landing, By Lynne Heitman, Onyx, $6.99
There’s something mysterious happening at Boston’s Logan International Airport, and the novel’s heroine, Alex Shanahan, the new manager of the fictitious Majestic Airlines, is thrust into the middle of it. Fasten your seat belt — this story, written by an airline industry insider, is exciting from start to finish.

Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood, By Suzanne Finstad, Harmony Books, $25
Tragedy began for Natalie Wood long before the drowning accident that took her life, Finstad suggests in her well-researched biography. She explores the life of the daughter of poor Russian immigrants who became a screen star by the age of 6, but whose life was plagued with an alcoholic father, a manipulative mother, and love affairs that ended painfully.