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Worst Date Ever

"Worst Date Ever is one of the best of this genre...Finding a complete story like this in a novella form is rare...This rapid read is more than a good read."

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"Melodie Campbell is the Queen of the Rapid Read," says Canadian Mystery Reviews. "Worst Date Ever is one of the best of this genre. Like all her novels the dialogue is the driving force. This tale is funny, but Campbell finds the sad notes, the desperate moves and the gentle poignancy when two people realize that what they wanted was right in front of them. Finding a complete story like this in a novella form is rare...This rapid read is more than a good read.

"Delany makes excellent use of this hightly accessible narrative style, keeping her language simple while unspooling an intriguingly tangled plot." —Booklist review of White Sand Blues

Booklist says of Murder Below Zero, "Max satisfyingly puts the provincial poice in their place through her competence and spirited determination...Hand to readers interested in female detectives or small-town mysteries."

"Cookie's perseverance through hardship is certainly inspiring, and her bonds with the local community heartwarming. For readers who need a little encouragment, this is just the ticket" —Booklist review of From Scratch

"[Worst Date Ever] is great for adult newcomers to reading or the English language as well as anyone who enjoys zipping through a lighthearted read in a single, short sitting." —Booklist

"In the merging of history, social justice, and contemporary characters, Rapid Reads offers accessible quality literature." —Ottawa Review of Books

"[Rapid Reads] has been putting out some great crime fiction in books that average around 100 pages. These truly are rapid reads and they are just the ticket if you are in a slump for what to read next or if you are really busy and are daunted by picking up that 500+ page book sitting by your chain." —Crimespree Magazine

CM Magazine says, "A Murder for Max is strong...readers will hope that there will be a long line of Maxine Benson mysteries. Recommended." Learn more about this mystery from John Lawrence Reynolds.

"This little prose poem is as pellucid and finely wrought as a haiku." —Kirkus Reviews. Learn more about Brian Harvey's Frank Ryan Mystery, Tokyo Girl.

"A mad dash from start to finish, this latest entry in the Rapid Reads series is great for people who crave excitement..." —Kirkus Reviews. Learn more about Gail Anderson-Dargatz's Rapid Read, Race Against Time.

"An agreeable journey with a smart, sassy heroine who's not nearly as tough as she likes to think she is," (Kikrus Reviews). Learn more about William Kowalski's latest Rapid Read, Epic Game.

Gina Gallo is back in The Goddaughter Caper, and this time she gets drawn into a body caper mystery against her better judgement. CM Magazine says, "Campbell creates a page-turner that is fast moving, exciting and filled with twists and turns...Highly Recommended."

In her first novel featuring recurring sleuth Leena O’Neil, Dayle Campbell Gaetz "left readers on the edge of their seats with anticipation for Leena's next adventure." —CM Magazine Read the full review of Disappearing Act.

In William Kowalski's The Innocence Device, "Chago's courage and cleverness will surprise readers several times throughout the story, and readers will become emotionally invested in him...the themes are relevant, the main character is likeable, and the setting provides an unsettling and interesting dystopian background." Read the full review.