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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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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
The Goddaughter Caper

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By author: Melodie Campbell
ISBN: 9781459810532
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, Gina Gallo, mob goddaughter and unwilling sleuth, gets drawn into a body caper mystery against her better judgement.
The Goddaughter Caper
The Goddaughter's Revenge

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By author: Melodie Campbell
ISBN: 9781459804876
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 136
Price:  $9.95
When Gina Gallo discovers that someone has been switching real gems for fakes in the jewelry of some of her best customers, she takes matters into her own hands.
The Goddaughter's Revenge
The Middle Ground

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By author: Zoe Whittall
ISBN: 9781554692880
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL610L
Pages: 128
Price:  $9.95
Missy Turner's ordinary life is turned upside down when she is taken hostage in a botched robbery at the local café, and she finds herself questioning the validity of everything she's always believed in.
The Middle Ground
The Next Sure Thing

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By author: Richard Wagamese
ISBN: 9781554699001
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
A young blues guitar player risks everything when he signs on to pick winning horses at the race track for a violent mobster.
The Next Sure Thing
The Night Thief

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By author: Barbara Fradkin
ISBN: 9781459808669
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
In this murder mystery, handyman Cedric O’Toole sets out to solve who is raiding his farm and becomes embroiled in a family tragedy.
The Night Thief

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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

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