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Rapid Reads are short books for adult readers. They are intended for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants a high-interest quick read.

Rapid Reads:

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A Murder for Max

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By author: John Lawrence Reynolds
ISBN: 9781459810594
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
Maxine Benson, police chief in a small town, sets out to solve the murder of a local bad boy in this work of crime fiction.
A Murder for Max
A Winter Kill

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By author: Vicki Delany
ISBN: 9781554699568
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
When rookie police constable Nicole Patterson discovers a body on the edge of town, she's drawn into a murder investigation that's well beyond her experience and expertise.
A Winter Kill
A Woman Scorned

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By author: James Heneghan
ISBN: 9781459804067
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
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Price:  $9.95
When a prominent city councilor turns up dead the police call it a suicide. But reporter Sebastian Casey thinks otherwise.
A Woman Scorned
And Everything Nice

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By author: Kim Moritsugu
ISBN: 9781554698387
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL580L
Pages: 128
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
After joining a community choir, Stephanie helps a new friend recover her private journal from a blackmailer.
And Everything Nice
Assault on Juno

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By author: Mark Zuehlke
ISBN: 9781459800366
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
A dramatic account of the Canadian Forces attack on Juno Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944—a battle that began the march toward victory in World War II.
Assault on Juno
Beethoven's Tenth

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By author: Brian Harvey
ISBN: 9781459808690
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
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Price:  $9.95
In this murder mystery, piano tuner and unlikely sleuth Frank Ryan is forced to solve a mystery in order to save his life.
Beethoven's Tenth
Best Girl

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By author: Sylvia Maultash Warsh
ISBN: 9781554698974
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
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Price:  $9.95
A young aspiring musician's life is turned upside down when she begins to learn the truth about her long-dead parents.
Best Girl
Blood and Belonging

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By author: Vicki Delany
ISBN: 9781459812840
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 120
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In this work of crime fiction, RCMP Sergeant Ray Robertson is on holidays in Turks and Caicos when he discovers the body of a man on the beach.
Blood and Belonging
Cleanup

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By author: Norah McClintock
ISBN: 9781459800540
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 136
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Price:  $9.95
When an illegal alien working as a maid is charged with her employer's murder, her only friend is also her only hope for escaping jail or worse, deportation.
Cleanup
Contingency Plan

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By author: Lou Allin
ISBN: 9781459801141
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 136
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
Sandra Sinclair realizes she's made a terrible mistake in marrying into an abusive relationship, putting herself and her twelve-year-old daughter in grave danger.
Contingency Plan

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Short, high-interest
novels for adults


Key Features:
Short, high-interest novels
Compelling characters
Reading levels: 2.0-4.5
Ideal for ESL and
literacy programs


Resources:
Reading guides available for free download

Bindings:
Paperback

ISBN and collection information:
Individual Paperbacks: $9.95
Rapid Reads Collection

Discounts Available for:
Schools
Libraries
Retailers
Wholesalers
Non-profits


See the full list of Rapid Reads.