Publisher Description

"Joanne Pence is a master of the mystery genre. She pulls the reader in and sets the roller coaster in motion."--Carolyn Haines, USA Today bestselling author 

"Joanne Pence provides laughter, love, and cold chills." --Carolyn Hart, NY Times bestselling author 

On the run, accused of murder. One cop believes him. And it's her job to bring him in.

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. He can usually help people out of tight situations, but finds he can't get himself out of hot water when he's accused of murder. He runs to Rebecca to help him prove his innocence. 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.

One O'Clock Hustle is the first book in the best-selling Inspector Rebecca Mayfield series, followed by Two O'Clock Heist, Three O'Clock Seance, and so on. Top-notch mysteries mixed with non-stop action, wit, and heart have readers coming back for more. Begin the series, and you'll find the hours seem to fly by ...

North American Book Award recipient - Mystery Category

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 2
Quail Hill Publishing
Quail Hill Publishing, LLC

Customer Reviews

Issy's MomMom ,

Fun read

Not bad for a free series starter but when there’s punctuation, grammar and spelling errors in the first one, are they to be expected in the ones available for purchase?

hatzombie ,


The beginning was rocky. I almost stopped reading because of the over the top forced comedic situations. But the story got better. The mystery of who done it kept me reading. I’m glad I stuck it out. I want to read the next book.

Cleosan ,

Some good twists in this book

I enjoyed reading this and hoping for a little more sizzle with the main characters. Was surprised how it ended. Looking forward to the next book.

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