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Blood on the Beach

Sarah N. Harvey (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459812949

Eight teens are dropped off on a remote west-coast island for a week-long treatment program called INTRO (Into Nature to Renew Ourselves). The story is told by two of them: Alice, whose police-officer mother believes Alice might have a substance-abuse problem, and Caleb, who assaulted his abusive stepfather. They are joined by six other miscreants and three staff: a psychologist, a social worker and an ex-cop. On the first night, one of the girls disappears from her cabin. There is a panicked search of the island, but she is nowhere to be found. The adults seem oddly ineffectual in dealing with the crisis and then the ex-cop gets sick and dies. The radio has been sabotaged, and there is no way to call for help. When the social worker also becomes ill, the kids decide to take matters into their own hands and track down the killer.

Desert Slam

Steven Barwin (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813731

For spring break, sixteen-year-old Maya travels from Vancouver to Palm Springs to visit her grandparents, soak up the sun and play some tennis. When they surprise her with tickets to the Indian Wells tennis tournament, she can't believe her luck. This is going to be the best vacation ever. But on the way back from the match they get into a fender bender. The other driver suggests they just square up and not involve the police or insurance companies. That seems odd to Maya, especially since the passenger of the other vehicle is visibly pregnant. But because Maya was driving, her grandfather is worried about repercussions and agrees to the deal. Later, Maya and her new friend Ruby discover that similar incidents have happened to others in her grandparents' gated community. They start to investigate, and when they spot the woman from the crash working in a clothing store, and clearly not pregnant, they know they are onto something.

Rundown: A Pratt & Ellis Mystery

Rick Blechta (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459810112

Toronto homicide detectives Pratt and Ellis are brought in to investigate a series of hit-and-runs. Someone seems to be trying to kill random people using stolen cars. The detectives try to find any connections between the victims that might indicate something else at work. What they discover is beyond their wildest imagining.

River Traffic

Martha Brack Martin (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813373

Sixteen-year-old Tom LeFave is trying to hold his world together. His family's marina is struggling. His dad is full of secrets. And the quarterback of the football team hates his guts. When a huge yacht docks at Tom's marina, things look brighter, especially when he meets Kat, the daughter of the boat's owner. Kat and Tom share a love of rum-running history. It's not long, however, before Tom starts to realize there's something more than history happening on the river. And if Tom can't figure it out in time, he just might be history too.

In Plain Sight

Laura Langston (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814172

Fifteen-year-old Megan Cause Queen Caliente is president of the political science club and likes to make her voice heard. But after the protest she organized on the Las Vegas Strip takes an unexpected turn, she is suddenly wishing she could disappear. When her mother comes to pick her up at the police station, Megan learns, to her horror, that her whole life has been a lie. Her father is a convicted terrorist, responsible for the deaths of more than two hundred people, and her mother has been living under an assumed name for fifteen years. Megan's mom is taken away in handcuffs, and Megan is expected to return to her regular life under the supervision of her aunt. But everyone, students and teachers alike, is treating her differently now. Cruel accusations and gossip, as well as persistent reporters, follow her everywhere. Worried that she is destined to follow in her fathers footsteps, Megan, with the help of the charismatic Matt Mendez, the only person at school who hasnt turned on her, decides to track down the father she thought was dead and get some answers.

Race Against Time

Gail Anderson-Dargatz (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459808447

Small-town reporter Claire Abbott wakes from a nightmare, convinced a bomb will go off in the local school. And then, strangely enough, there really is a bomb scare. After the school is cleared by police and their sniffer dog, Claire is certain the threat isn't over. People are behaving strangely. Claire believes a bomber will attack the school. But when? And who is the bomber? Claire must track down the culprit and stop him before the bomb goes off. Race Against Time is the third novel in a series of mysteries featuring journalist and sleuth Claire Abbott.

The Black Tortoise: A Peter Strand Mystery

Ronald Tierney (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459812413

Peter Strand is half Chinese and half Cherokee and was adopted by an elderly white couple from Phoenix. Now he's a forensic accountant in San Francisco, where he's struggling with his identity. When his employer asks him to investigate a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, Strand meets a cast of quirky characters who all seem to be hiding a secret. Peter soon finds evidence of a probable fraud, but when fraud leads to murder, he's drawn deeper into a murky mystery. The Black Tortoise is the second book in the Peter Strand Mystery series.

A Murder for Max: A Maxine Benson Mystery

John Lawrence Reynolds (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459810600

Escaping the pressures of big-city policing, Maxine Benson is happy to be appointed police chief in the resort town of Port Ainslie. Max's biggest challenge is to overcome skepticism at her ability to deal with major crimes like the murder of Billy Ray Edwards. Few people mourn Billy Ray's passing. He was a bully and was also intent on derailing the biggest development project in the town's history. But murder's murder, and Max is ready to solve it on her own and prove her worth to the townspeople. And maybe even to herself.

Ben Cody's Treasure

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919112

Leo sets out to teach his sister, Toby, that there are lessons to be learned by exploring the past. Little did they know that would stumble upon the answer to an old mystery.

Student Bodies

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919419

Something downright creepy is happening on campus. When Jake's girlfriend, along with several other students mysteriously disappears, he does some research.

Read My Lips

Terri Thomas (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919389

As if being deaf weren't challenge enough, Lupe encounters rampant sexism while working on assignment with the police department. She's almost ready to throw in the towel! Then the cops need her talents as a lip-reader. She earns their respect by cracking a difficult case.

The Bad Luck Play

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919204

Did an ancient curse cause the fire in the community theater? Some cast members think so, but the director means to prove otherwise.

The White Room

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919198

Andy is hired by Marcus Chiang to fix a window in his apartment. He's told to play the radio loudly and mind his own business. But Andy has to explore and meet Lily, who is kept a virtual prisoner in her own home.

The Tiger Lily Code

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919174

Who is revealing Sweet Scents corporated secrets to rival Eden Cosmetics? When Kim's sister is accused of spying and is fired by Sabrina Sweet, Kim becomes a detective.

Ring of Fear

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919167

Jack Mallahan doesn't let his disability get him down. When he uncovers a mysterious and valuable ring on the beach with his metal detector he finds himself in harm's way.

Look to the Light

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919150

Jill is left a gorgeous but decaying house on a prime piece of beachfront property from her cousin Aggie. Can she find the money to fix it up or will she have to sell it to an unscrupulous real estate agent?

The House on the Hill

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919143

Devin purchases an old house with a secret past without consulting his new wife, Sarita. While Sarita detests her new home, Devin loves it and undergoes a serious personality change.

Blackout

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919129

Brevin McCoy had everything going for him, until a mysterious poison was given to him at a party; since then all he wants is his old life back.

The Accuser

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919105

Ricky is the only family Donyell Mason has left. When Ricky becomes a prime suspect in a terrible crime, Donyell sets about to clear his big brother.

The Very Bad Dream

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919099

Surely Valerie Monroe's nightmare was not real. But it felt real, and the news on the television frightened her even more. Was she a witness to a real crime? Maybe it wasn't a dream!

The 75-Cent Son

Janice Greene (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919082

Humiliated by his father's constant criticism, a dyslexic young man proves his worth when a fire threatens to sink their ship.

The Mystery Quilt

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919051

Rachel was desperate for a topic for her term paper for her least favorite class- history. But the impeding due date and her need to begin writing conflicts with her mother's plans for Rachel's 20th birthday.

The Experiment

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919037

Psychology professor Odin Fruder has had it. He designs a very special project for his most disruptive students.

Kula'i Street Knights

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919044

Who are the strangers in Eddie Kahele's Honolulu neighborhood? The old people are calling them heroes. But Eddie suspects there's a lot more to the story.

Empty Eyes

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919020

There's something odd about the attendants at the Painted Desert Resort. Brad can't shake the feeling that they never stop watching him.