Joanne Pence

Biography

Joanne Pence was born and raised in San Francisco, the setting for her Angie Amalfi and Rebecca Mayfield mystery series, and now makes her home in Boise, Idaho. She had been president of the Boise chapter of Sisters in Crime, board member of the Popular Fiction Association of Idaho, founding member of the Idaho Writers Guild, and has held offices in the California Writers Club. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a master's degree in journalism, Joanne has written for magazines, worked for the federal government, and taught school in Japan. Her books have won and been nominated for numerous awards and have been USA Today bestsellers.

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Books

Six O'Clock Silence: An Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mystery
Series: The Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,100. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When some workmen dig up a skeleton, Homicide Inspector Rebecca Mayfield finds herself investigating a death shrouded in mystery. But as the truth begins to emerge, it becomes apparent that one or more people are willing to kill to keep it buried. Yet, Rebecca refuses to abandon the case because the dead, although silent, do speak. And it's her job to listen.
Five O'Clock Twist: An Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mystery
Series: The Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,800. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A foggy night. A dog's bark. This one just turned personal ... Rebecca and Richie find themselves on a danger-filled route from a cold and foggy Pacific Ocean beach to the chambers of City Hall to the back alleys of San Francisco's Chinatown. Between killers, plus new and old "friends," Rebecca isn't sure which one of them might prove to be the biggest threat to her life ... or to her heart.
Four O'Clock Sizzle: An Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mystery
Series: The Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,990. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Homicide Inspector Rebecca Mayfield's would-be boyfriend, Richie Amalfi, is named as one of San Francisco's "most enticing bachelors," she's not amused, but she never expected it would lead to his life being threatened. Who's killing the city's "enticing bachelors" and why? The more Rebecca learns about the case, the more deadly it becomes.
Three O'Clock Séance: An Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mystery
Series: The Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,680. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A handsome medium, a tormented ghost, and the FBI lurking around, show Homicide Inspector Rebecca Mayfield that the dead don't always stay dead and buried. And her feelings for Richie Amalfi can't be buried, no matter how hard she might try. But following both just might lead Rebecca straight to the Great Beyond ... permanently.
Add a Pinch of Murder: An Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Mystery (Book 2)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,320. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Gourmet cook Angie Amalfi has big plans for her life as a soon-to-be married woman, but between nervous kitchen remodelers, clever murderers, and possibly ghosts, nothing is going as planned. As the situation grows deadly, soon, Angie wonders if she'll ever see her own happy ending.
Cook's Big Day: An Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Mystery (Book 3)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,930. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Angie Amalfi's wedding--her Big Day--is on the verge of becoming her Big Mess. She had planned every detail with great care, wanting everything to be perfect. But now people across the city are literally dying to put the wedding on hold. As dangers and catastrophes grow faster than yeast-overloaded bread dough, Angie can't help but wonder if her Big Day will turn into her Biggest Disaster ever.
Ancient Shadows
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Archeologist Michael Rempart finds himself pitted against ancient demons and modern conspirators when a dying priest gives him a powerful artifact, one that has caused centuries of war and destruction. As much as he would like to ignore the artifact, when he sees horrific deaths and experiences, first-hand, diabolical possession and affliction, he has no choice but to act.
One O'Clock Hustle: An Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mystery
Series: The Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 62,360. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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. Richie Amalfi's on the run, and he runs straight to Rebecca to help him prove his innocence, and she soon fears not only for her life, but also her heart.
Two O'Clock Heist: An Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mystery
Series: The Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,160. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Two O'Clock Heist sends San Francisco Homicide Inspector Rebecca Mayfield out of her jurisdiction when the murder of an old friend gains the Russian mobs' attention. Richie Amalfi knows too much about them to suit Rebecca, but she can't stop her interest in him from growing even as the situation takes a deadly turn.
Ancient Echoes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,350. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Past and present collide in this spellbinding tale by USA Today bestselling author Joanne Pence. Over 200 years ago, a covert expedition shadowing Lewis and Clark disappeared into the wilderness of Central Idaho. Now, seven anthropology students and their professor vanish in the same area. The key to finding them lies in an ancient secret, one involving alchemy, gold, and immortality.
Cooking Spirits: An Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Mystery (Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,000. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Culinary queen Angie Amalfi has put aside her gourmet utensils to concentrate on finding a home for herself and fiance San Francisco homicide detective Paavo Smith. While Angie pursues why the house she loves may be haunted, Paavo has a murder case involving unlikely lovers. The trail leads to ghosts, murders, unhappy families, and enough obnoxious wedding buttinskis to fill a graveyard.
The Thirteenth Santa: An Inspector Rebecca Mayfield Mystery Novella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,670. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Santa isn't always a saint... Mystery sleuth Angie Amalfi's cousin, Richie Amalfi, and Homicide Inspector Paavo Smith's co-worker, Rebecca Mayfield, are the unlikely duo that star in this Christmas novella. When Santa Claus lies dead and flattened (as if he'd fallen from his sleigh) in the middle of a mall on Christmas Eve, Rebecca Mayfield is on the case, and Richie is her not-so-helpful cohort.

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