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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+.

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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.
Evil Behind That Door
By author: Barbara Fradkin
ISBN: 9781459801004
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
Handyman Cedric O'Toole sets out to uncover the chilling secret locked behind the boarded-up cellar door at the farmhouse of his old school nemesis.
Fit to Kill
By author: James Heneghan
ISBN: 9781554699070
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
A journalist finds himself in the midst of the hunt for a brutal serial killer who is murdering women in Vancouver's West End.
From Scratch
ISBN: 9781459815025
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 120
Price: $9.95
In this short novel, a single mother goes back to school in order to run her own bakery.
Generation Us
By author: Andrew Weaver
ISBN: 9781554698042
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
The issues surrounding global warming are explained and solutions offered by one of the world's leading experts in the field.
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.
Him Standing
By author: Richard Wagamese
ISBN: 9781459801769
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 136
Price: $9.95
When an Indigenous carver agrees to produce a spirit mask for a mysterious stranger, he falls under the spell of a dangerous sorcerer from the dream world.
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.
If It Bleeds
By author: Linda L. Richards
ISBN: 9781459807341
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 168
Price: $9.95
Nicole Charles is a gossip columnist for a big city paper who gets the chance to cover a murder after she finds the body.
Juba Good
By author: Vicki Delany
ISBN: 9781459804906
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
RCMP Sergeant Ray Robertson, nearing the end of his year-long UN mission in Juba, South Sudan, struggles to find a serial killer who is attacking young women.
Jumped In
By author: William Kowalski
ISBN: 9781459816275
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 112
Price: $9.95
In this work of contemporary fiction, Rasheed tries to escape his rough neighborhood with actions both small and heroic.
Just Gone
By author: William Kowalski
ISBN: 9781459803275
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
Angelique's work at a homeless shelter takes a strange turn when she encounters seven-year-old Jamal and his fantastic stories about a mysterious character named Jacky Wacky who looks out for vulnerable children.
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