Spring 2016 Titles

Epic Game Love and Fear The Goddaughter Caper When Blood Lies


Epic Game

William Kowalski's latest addition to the Rapid Reads series featured a professional poker player who learns that all the money and success in the world don't mean much if you don't have someone to share it with. Click here for more info on Epic Game.

News and Reviews

"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.

"Linda Richards’ strong female characters in If It Bleeds offer the reader a fresh and interesting perspective into the modern day life of a Vancouver greenhorn journalist in this page turning mystery." Read the full review.

Melodie Campbell (The Goddaughter, The Goddaughter's Revenge, The Artful Goddaughter) discusses the importance of research in crime fiction for the Toronto Star. Melodie estimates she spends 50 hours per book conducting research and emphasizes the importance of nailing the details: 'If you get it wrong, your publisher will hear about it," says Campbell with a laugh. "We get a lot of cops reading books."' Read the full article.

William Kowalski takes home East Coast Literary Award! Kowalski, author of four Rapid Reads titles including new release The Innocence Device has won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award for his novel The Hundred Hearts (Dundurn Press). The awards recognize and celebrate exceptional literary works from Canada's Atlantic region. Congratulations to all the winners!

And the winner is...Melodie Campbell! Congratulations to Melodie Campbell, winner of the 2014 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novella forThe Goddaughter's Revenge.

Orca is please to announce that two of our Rapid Reads titles are on the shortlist for Best Novella for the Arthur Ellis Awards. Please congratulate Melodie Campbell, The Goddaughter’s Revenge, and James Heneghan, A Woman Scorned. Awards will be announced on June 5th.