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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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If It Bleeds

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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.
If It Bleeds
Juba Good

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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.
Juba Good
Jumped In

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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.
Jumped In
Just Gone

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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.
Just Gone
Love You to Death

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By author: Gail Bowen
ISBN: 9781554692620
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL610L
Pages: 128
Price:  $9.95
Someone is killing some of Charlie D's favorite listeners.
Love You to Death
Murder Among the Pines

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By author: John Lawrence Reynolds
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 Among the Pines
Murder Below Zero

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By author: John Lawrence Reynolds
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.
Murder Below Zero
One Fine Day You're Gonna Die

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By author: Gail Bowen
ISBN: 9781554693375
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: 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.
One Fine Day You're Gonna Die
Orchestrated Murder

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By author: Rick Blechta
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.
Orchestrated Murder
Ortona Street Fight

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By author: Mark Zuehlke
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.
Ortona Street Fight

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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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