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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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Disappearing Act

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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.
Disappearing Act
Epic Game

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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.
Epic Game
Evil Behind That Door

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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.
Evil Behind That Door
Fit to Kill

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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.
Fit to Kill
From Scratch

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By author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
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.
From Scratch
Gail Bowen Bundle

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By author: Gail Bowen
ISBN: 9781459805637
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 480
Price:  $29.95
Four short novels by best-selling author Gail Bowen.
Gail Bowen Bundle
Generation Us

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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.
Generation Us
Haitian Graves

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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.
Haitian Graves
Him Standing

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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.
Him Standing
I.O.U. Dead

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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.
I.O.U. Dead

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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:
Schools
Libraries
Retailers
Wholesalers
Non-profits


See the full list of Rapid Reads.