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Rapid Reads are short 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.

Rapid Reads:

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That Dog Won't Hunt

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By author: Lou Allin
ISBN: 9781554693399
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL430L
Pages: 128
Price:  $9.95
A drifter takes a job at a hunting lodge in Northern Ontario, with the expectation of a big payday for the summer's work. But when the eccentric owner decides to renege on her promises, she ends up dead.
That Dog Won't Hunt
The Artful Goddaughter

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By author: Melodie Campbell
ISBN: 9781459808195
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 136
Price:  $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, Gina Gallo, Mob goddaughter and unwilling sleuth, tries to return a valuable painting to an art gallery.
The Artful Goddaughter
The Barrio Kings

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By author: William Kowalski
ISBN: 9781554692446
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL310L
Pages: 128
Price:  $9.95
Rosario Gomez struggles to stay out of the gang life that killed his brother while finishing his high school diploma and preparing for the birth of his first son. But when his old friend Juan gets out of jail, his past returns to haunt him.
The Barrio Kings
The Black Tortoise

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By author: Ronald Tierney
ISBN: 9781459812406
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, forensic accountant Peter Strand investigates an arts-oriented nonprofit.
The Black Tortoise
The Blue Dragon

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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.
The Blue Dragon
The Boardwalk

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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.
The Boardwalk
The Boom Room

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By author: Rick Blechta
ISBN: 9781459805149
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 152
Price:  $9.95
When the prime suspect in a nightclub murder turns out to be his partner's half brother, Detective Mervin Pratt soon realizes that the case is not quite so open-and-shut as it first appears.
The Boom Room
The Bootlegger's Goddaughter

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By author: Melodie Campbell
ISBN: 9781459814134
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price:  $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, Gina works to uncover a bootlegging operation that threatens to jeopardize her wedding.
The Bootlegger's Goddaughter
The Fall Guy

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By author: Barbara Fradkin
ISBN: 9781554698356
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL670L
Pages: 128
Price:  $9.95
Handyman Cedric O'Toole is set up to take the fall for a murder he didn't commit. He'll need all his inventive powers to save himself.
The Fall Guy
The Goddaughter

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By author: Melodie Campbell
ISBN: 9781459801257
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
A young gemologist who happens to be related to the local mob is reluctantly recruited to smuggle diamonds across the border…with hilarious consequences.
The Goddaughter

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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


Resources:
Reading guides available for free download


Bindings:
Paperbacks: $9.95


Collections:
Rapid Reads Collection
Digital Subscription
Essential Collection

Discounts Available for:
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