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Orca HiLo Reading Levels 5.0-5.9 through December 2023

The Thirteenth Rose
By (author): Gail Bowen
Gail Bowen


Rapid Reads - Victoria



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Mar 01, 2013
$9.95 CAD


7.25in x 4.75 x 0.25 in | 120 gr

Page Count:

112 pages
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
Rapid Reads
North America
C813/.54 23
  • Short Description
It's Valentine's night, and late-night radio talk-show host Charlie D's planned discussion of love and satisfaction is derailed when a vigilante group promises to kill one prostitute each hour and post their murders live online.
There will be no "satisfaction" on this Valentine's Day.

For his Valentine's night call-in show, host Charlie D plans to offer his listeners two hours on the topic of "satisfaction." His in-studio guest is twenty-five-year-old Misty de Vol Burgh, formerly the highest-paid escort in the city but now happily married to eighty-three-year-old billionaire Henry Burgh.

It's all good fun until Charlie receives a chilling message: "It's take-out-the-garbage night. Time to kill all the hookers and wash the streets with blood." When Charlie is directed to a website that allows viewers to watch the murder of a prostitute in real time and promises that another killing will be broadcast live within the hour, the hunt is on. But The World According to Charlie D. has an audience of over a million listeners. The murderer could be anyone, anywhere. Charlie and his team have less than two hours to find and stop the killer.

Gail Bowen is the author of the bestselling mystery series featuring Joanne Kilbourn. Winner of both the Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award and the Derrick Murdoch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Crime Writers of Canada, in 2008 Bowen was named “Canada’s Best Mystery Novelist” by Reader’s Digest. She was selected as one of "The 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors" for an upcoming Library Unlimited reference book.

"As gripping a read as the three previous titles in Gail Bowen's contributions to the 'Rapid Reads' series...The Thirteenth Rose is not just an easy-to-read suspense novel; it also provides an incisive perspective on the lives of sex trade workers, the dangers they face, and a reminder that the public media cannot be used as a forum from which to disseminate hatred and bigotry against them...Will appeal equally to adult readers and to reluctant senior high school students...Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

"Perfect for mature reluctant readers, ESL learners, or anyone who enjoys a good story." - VOYA

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