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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.

©2014 Joanne Pence (P)2016 Joanne Pence

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Good story with rushed narration

Use to drive me crazy when you get the long pauses between the end of one chapter and the start of another. This narration had the opposite issue- barely a breathe between 2 scenes and you do a mental hiccup before you realize that the story has moved on. Otherwise - enjoyable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A fun book for pure enjoyment!

This was a great book that allowed me to pick up whenever I had a moment! I enjoyed the story and am actually looking forward to Book 2!

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  • Jan
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  • 06-17-17

Good for the price

law-enforcement, murder-investigation

Quick and somewhat unusual for a whodunit. I liked it, but I'm not suitably motivated to read more of the series.

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cozy mystery

If you could sum up One O'Clock Hustle in three words, what would they be?

Funny, cute,

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, always wondered how Richie was going to get out of being accused of murder when there were witnesses.

Have you listened to any of Kristi Burns’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I thought it was great when Homicide Inspector Rebecca and RichieAmalfie were handcuffed together.

Any additional comments?

We need to read the second book in the series to find out if Rebecca and Richie ever become a couple.
I received this audio book for free for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Dusappointing

I couldn't finish the book. The female police inspector is stupidly emotional. The story is frustrating as she makes bad choices again and again all the while telling to herself how she normally is so intelligent and rational. It's like when you watch a movie and you want to slap the people who do the obviously stupid things.

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Glad I found a new series

I really enjoyed meeting "Rebecca Mayfield" in this intriguing story. Kristi Burns' narration was very good also. I do recommend as a relaxing afternoon's option.

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Can't wait for the next one

I was a little skeptical when I started listening to this book. It didn't grab my attention at first. But as the story progressed I really got into the characters and the story. The guy, Richie was not at all who he seemed. He was a very charming character. I hope the second audiobook comes out soon

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  • JJ
  • 01-30-17

Lots of flirty fun and mystery

I had tons of fun listening to the audiobook. The narrator was great and the characters personalties perfectly revealed as the mystery devoloped. I can't wait for the audiobook version of the rest of this series.

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Great new series

I really enjoyed O'Clock Hustle, I think I've found a great new series. The characters were well developed and believable. If you enjoy cozy mysteries, then you won't want to miss this one.

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Great Book!

Any additional comments?

This is a great book; this is the first book in the Rebecca Mayfield series written by Joanne Pence and narrated by Kristi Burns. 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.

The narrator Kristi Burns did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.

If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 11-16-16

"I didn't know it was safe to stand up."

Any additional comments?

Rebecca Mayfield is one of those sticklers for the rules, by the book type cop - until a charming murder suspect turns up on her doorstep, declaring his innocence and asking for her help. Does she turn him in? No, she invites him in (to her house), falls asleep - and wakes up handcuffed to him. So, police procedural it is not. Good fun, most definitely. Lots of banter between Inspector Mayfield and her cheeky suspect, Ritchie. A host of colourful characters and a decent mystery.
Kristi Burns' narration was a pleasure to hear, well paced and with perfect intonation.She became the voice of headstrong, but slightly confused, Rebecca Mayfield and, although not able to give a believable male resonance, still carried the illusion during conversation.

This is a good listen, easy on the ear, lighthearted in approach, all wrapped up in a decent murder mystery. If you are looking for gritty reality, this is not the book for you. But for well written amusing situations, Italian food and a little gentle flirtation, this is great.
My thanks to the right's holder for the gift this book, via Audiobook Boom. It was very enjoyable, a good start to a new series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-30-16

Good cop bad crush..

The narration was very good and totally on the money. I don't normally go for this type of story.. but I may just have to listen to the next book to makeup my mind. 🙂😉

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