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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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Jumped In
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
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.
Love You to Death
By (author)s: Gail Bowen, Gail Bowen, Gail Bowen
ISBN: 9781554692620
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
HL610L
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
Someone is killing some of Charlie D's favorite listeners.
Murder Among the Pines
ISBN: 9781459818194
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
Price: $9.95
Maxine Benson, police chief in a small town, sets out to solve the murder of her ex-husband's new girlfriend in this work of crime fiction.
Murder Below Zero
ISBN: 9781459814592
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
Maxine Benson, police chief in a small town, sets out to solve a murder in this work of crime fiction.
No Return Address
ISBN: 9781459818583
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
In this short novel, a woman mourning the loss of her mother gets a mysterious package in the mail.
One Fine Day You're Gonna Die
By (author)s: Gail Bowen, Gail Bowen, Gail Bowen
ISBN: 9781554693375
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
HL640L
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
Events on Charlie D's radio show take a bizarre turn when one of his callers threatens to kill not only himself but also the young daughter of Charlie's on-air guest, who happens to be an expert on death and dying.
Orchestrated Murder
ISBN: 9781554698851
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
The murder of the symphony's star conductor leaves Detective Lieutenant Pratt and his young sidekick with an orchestra full of suspects.
Ortona Street Fight
ISBN: 9781554693986
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
A dramatic account of Canada's first major triumph of World War II—the December 1943 battle for Ortona, Italy.
Playing With Fire
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.
Race Against Time
ISBN: 9781459808430
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 112
Price: $9.95
Small-town journalist Claire Abbott investigates a bomb threat in the local high school in this work of crime fiction.
Rundown
ISBN: 9781459810105
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 176
Price: $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, two Toronto police detectives investigate a series of hit-and-runs.
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