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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. Reading levels from grade 2.0 to 6.0; Interest level ages 16+. Learn more about the Rapid Reads series.

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When Blood Lies
By (author): Linda L. Richards
ISBN: 9781459808379
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
Price: $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, rookie reporter Nicole Charles works to uncover a money-laundering ring.
Epic Game
By (author): William Kowalski
ISBN: 9781459810495
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
Kat is a tough, independent woman who makes her living as a professional poker player in this work of fiction.
Love and Fear
By (author): Reed Farrel Coleman
ISBN: 9781459806771
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 168
Price: $9.95
PI Gulliver Dowd is pulled into a search for the missing daughter of the most powerful Mafia don in New York in this work of crime fiction.
The Goddaughter Caper
By (author): Melodie Campbell
ISBN: 9781459810532
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, Gina Gallo, mob goddaughter and unwilling sleuth, gets drawn into a body caper mystery against her better judgement.
Playing With Fire
By (author): Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 9781459808409
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 120
Price: $9.95
Small-town journalist Claire Abbott seeks an arsonist starting fires in this work of crime fiction.
The Blue Dragon
By (author): Ronald Tierney
ISBN: 9781459809048
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 168
Price: $9.95
Forensic accountant Peter Strand investigates a suspicious death in San Francisco’s Chinatown in this work of crime fiction.
I.O.U. Dead
By (author): Michelle Wan
ISBN: 9781459809086
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, Keno, a bill collector, is unwittingly drawn into a murder investigation when he witnesses a serial killer fleeing the scene of a crime.
Haitian Graves
By (author): Vicki Delany
ISBN: 9781459808980
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
Price: $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, RCMP sergeant Ray Robertson is working with the United Nations in Haiti when he’s called to investigate the death of a Haitian woman.
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.
The Night Thief
By (author): Barbara Fradkin
ISBN: 9781459808669
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
In this murder mystery, handyman Cedric O’Toole sets out to solve who is raiding his farm and becomes embroiled in a family tragedy.
The Boardwalk
By (author): Reed Farrel Coleman
ISBN: 9781459806740
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
Price: $9.95
In this murder mystery, the death of an NYPD officer leads PI Gulliver Dowd closer to the truth about his sister’s murder.
Disappearing Act
By (author): Dayle Campbell Gaetz
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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