Juba Good

Juba Good

by Vicki Delany

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Will a thin white ribbon lead Sergeant Robertson to a serial killer?
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Will a thin white ribbon lead Sergeant Robertson to a serial killer?

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CM Magazine
"A page-turner filled with suspense. The characters are true to life as is the setting. Ray Robinson, as the main character, is a believable character complete with flaws. The plot is unpredictable with a twist at the end. Highly Recommended."
ForeWord Reviews
"A murder mystery that explores the complexity of culture, in a simple narrative...The story feels ripped from the headlines...This relevance, coupled with the quick narrative pace, gives the book immediacy. Robertson’s perspective is relatable and insightful. Delany’s handling of setting and culture distinguish this novel from other cop murder dramas—a genre it fits into comfortably. The descriptions are focused, so they’re clear and not wordy...Delany’s skill with concise plotting and characterization means that nothing valuable is left out...A great waiting-room read for people who want to experience worldwide thrills from within the safety of their hometown."
VOYA, June 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 2) - Kevin S. Beach
Rapid Reads is a series of short novels and nonfiction books intended for ESL students, reluctant readers, and adults who struggle with literacy. Meant to be read in one or two sittings, these titles focus on contemporary settings, and mature language and situations. The eighteen novels in the series are written between a 2.0 and 4.5 reading level. In Juba Good, the protagonist is a Canadian police officer assigned to a UN security force in a volatile African country. A series of killings of prostitutes becomes the obvious work of a serial killer, but local mores prevent a decent investigation into the crimes. The officer struggles with an uncooperative government and frightened citizens as he and his native partner strive to solve the killings before his stint ends. The settings are tense and gritty but not overtly so. These unadorned tales are very entertaining and plot-driven. At just over one-hundred pages each, they can be successfully completed by a struggling or reluctant reader. Each book has a companion reading guide available to download at the publisher’s website. Although they are not strictly for a young adult audience, these titles could spark an interest in reading for those looking for a good detective story. (Rapid Reads) Reviewer: Kevin S. Beach; Ages 15 to 18.

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Orca Book Publishers
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4.70(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.50(d)
HL440L (what's this?)
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13 - 17 Years

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