~Joanne Pence~ “One O’Clock Hustle” Review



North American Book Award Winner in Mystery

When San Francisco Homicide Inspector Rebecca Mayfield arrives at the scene of a deadly shooting, she’s shocked to find that the witnesses have caught the killer, and that he’s someone she knows. Rebecca’s a by-the-book detective, and she’s always done her job according to the rules, without hesitation … until Richie Amalfi comes back into her life.

Richie knows his way around everything and everyone in his city. When people say they “know a guy who knows a guy,” Richie’s the guy they’re talking about. He can usually help people out of tight situations, but suddenly finds he can’t get himself out of hot water when he’s accused of murder.

Richie’s on the run, and he runs straight to Rebecca to help him prove his innocence. From the nightclubs of North Beach to the scenic heights of Twin Peaks, dangers lurk and more deaths happen. As Rebecca discovers there’s a lot more to Richie than she thought, and a lot more to like than she imagined, she soon fears not only for her life, but also her heart.



Great book! Β If you are a big fan of mysteries, then this is the book for you. Not only does it have suspense and a whole lot of mystery but it also has a great love story! There were several twists and turns that kept the pages turning! It is a short book Β but it packs a punch. Even though Richie is a troubled guy, you can’t help but root for him! They make such a cute team even if Rebecca doesn’t want to believe it!

There are a lot of characters in this book, but the way the author sets up the story it is easy to follow and very enjoyable. It was definitely a surprise to finally figure out who the bad guys were! It will keep you guessing and once you think you’ve solved the mystery, something will change and you will be back guessing again. I definitely enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the next books in the series!

I will be recommending this book! Definitely check it out, the first book in the series is free!!!!


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