These gripping mysteries are ideal for reluctant readers. Readers will cheer on the no-nonsense, determined Anna Sweet as she follows up doggedly on every clue to solve a mystery. Anna hires a partner later in the series-- the intrepid Jade Price--and then against her better judgment falls for their new office manager, the handsome but secretive Nick Roma. The series includes My Sister's Keeper, The Hard Fall, To Keep a Secret, A Model Death, No Trace, Missing Her, Killer Heat, and Too Close to Home. My Sister's Keeper and No Trace were finalists for the Arthur Ellis Award and The Hard Fall and No Trace were nominees for the Golden Oak Award.