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

Cook's Big Day
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,860. 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.
Seems Like Old times
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,470. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
USA Today bestselling author pens an emotional story of lost love and choices made. Lisa Reynolds and Tony Santos both left home and each other to pursue their dreams. Now, older and wiser, they find themselves back where they started. Each has changed, yet, in their hearts, it seems like old times...
Dangerous Journey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,460. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
USA Today bestselling author pens a romantic adventure as the only person able or willing to help C.J. Perkins find her missing brother seems to be an adventurer and bounty hunter. As they search for her brother and the mysterious "white dragon," going from Hong Kong to Borneo to San Francisco, C.J. fears losing not only her life, but also her heart.
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.
The Dragon's Lady
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,600. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
San Francisco at the time of the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 brings a tale of love and loss when the daughter of a shipping magnate discovers the lawless area known as Chinatown. As her fascination grows, she is pulled deeper into its intrigue, and into the life of a tong leader. But the two are from completely different worlds, and when the earthquake hits, they face their ultimate test.
One O'Clock Hustle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,860. 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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,230. 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.
Cook's Christmas Capers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,940. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Two Novellas Bring A Double Dose of Holiday Mayhem and Murder The long-running Angie Amalfi mysteries present "Cook's Curious Christmas," and Joanne Pence's new mystery series, the Inspector Rebecca Mayfield mysteries, offers "The Thirteenth Santa."
The Ghost of Squire House
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,670. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
For decades, the home built by reclusive artist, Paul Squire, stood empty on a windswept cliff. Jennifer Barrett knows nothing of the history of the house she inherited. All she knows is that she's glad for the chance to make a new life for herself. A compelling, prickly ghost with a tortured, guilt-ridden past, and a lonely heroine are in a battle of wills in this story of love, time, & chance.
Dance With A Gunfighter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,920. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
***Best Seller in Western Fiction (e-book edition)*** Willa Cather Literary Award Finalist Gabriella Devere grows up quickly when she witnesses the murder of her family by a gang of outlaws. When the law won't help her, she takes matters into her own hands. But the price of vengeance is high and Gabriella's willingness to sacrifice all leads to the book's deadly and startling conclusion
Ancient Echoes
Price: $0.99 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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,130. 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 - A Novella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,360. 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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