Things take an odd turn when she arrives home and finds Amalfi waiting at her door. Somehow the two policeman who were taking him in landed on the ground, and he somehow found himself running. What happens from then on is as confusing to Rebecca is it is to the reader. Suddenly this "never break a rule" inspector is helping a murder suspect prove his innocence.
I enjoyed Joanne Pence's book, One O'Clock Hustle: An Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mystery, once I got involved in it, and I think that was due to her ability to keep the story's pace as she built her characterizations. I found myself nervous in some parts but smiling through the bulk of it. It is definitely a book that asks the reader to suspend reality (what strict homicide inspector would suddenly become an accomplice?), but my favorite books are always the ones that make me forget the real world for a bit.
Pence did a good job in this first in a series mystery, and I recommend it as a fun summer read.
Publisher - Quail Hill Publishing; 1 edition
Date of Publication - April 15, 2014