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Rapid Reads are short novels and nonfiction 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.

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A Murder for Max
ISBN: 9781459810594
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
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 Winter Kill
By author: Vicki Delany
ISBN: 9781554699568
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
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 Woman Scorned
By author: James Heneghan
ISBN: 9781459804067
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
When a prominent city councilor turns up dead the police call it a suicide. But reporter Sebastian Casey thinks otherwise.
And Everything Nice
By author: Kim Moritsugu
ISBN: 9781554698387
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
HL580L
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
After joining a community choir, Stephanie helps a new friend recover her private journal from a blackmailer.
Assault on Juno
By author: Mark Zuehlke
ISBN: 9781459800366
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
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.
Beethoven's Tenth
By author: Brian Harvey
ISBN: 9781459808690
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
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.
Best Girl
ISBN: 9781554698974
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
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.
Blood and Belonging
By author: Vicki Delany
ISBN: 9781459812840
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
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.
Cleanup
By author: Norah McClintock
ISBN: 9781459800540
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 136
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.
Contingency Plan
By author: Lou Allin
ISBN: 9781459801141
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 136
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.
Dirty Work
By author: Reed Farrel Coleman
ISBN: 9781459802063
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
HL450L
Pages: 136
Price: $9.95
PI Gulliver Dowd searches for the daughter he didn't know he had, who has gone missing under mysterious circumstances.
Disappearing Act
ISBN: 9781459808225
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
Price: $9.95
In this murder mystery, rookie private investigator Leena O’Neil must clear her sister’s name.
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