Orca Book Publishers

Browse by Category


A Cedric O'Toole Mystery
Adult Fiction
Pages: 0
Themes: mystery, murder, family issues
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2012
Fry Reading Level: 3.2
Bookmark and Share
When softhearted handyman Cedric O'Toole agrees to help Barry Mitchell renovate his farmhouse, he finds himself facing old fears. Not only did Mitchell bully Cedric all through school, but his life has been troubled ever since. Now, just out of prison, he's broke and his parents have gone missing, leaving a cloud of suspicion hanging over his head. But when Barry warns him not to touch the boarded-up door in the cellar, the ever-curious Cedric can't resist. The small storage room, obviously unused in years, contains jars of preserves, barrels of dried apples and a pile of small bones. As he sets out to discover who died and how, Cedric uncovers a tale of violence, deception and abuse. And he learns just how far Barry will go to keep a tragic family secret from coming to light.

Resources:

Download reading guide

Ebooks available from the following retailers:


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

Teaching Resources:

Free Reading Guides

Bindings:

Paperback $9.95

Discounts Available for:

Schools

Libraries

Retailers

Wholesalers

Non-profits


You might also be interested in: