Happy Hour…and Other Philadelphia Cruelties – Coming Soon

Happy Hour…and Other Philadelphia Cruelties – Coming Soon by Tony Knighton

A stunning anthology of Philadelphia-set crime stories. In Happy Hour, the title story, a small-time grifter steals an overcoat on Christmas Eve and finds a pair of gloves, a pack of gum, and forty thousand dollars in the pocket. But his unexpected score soon becomes an icy nightmare. In other stories, a struggling landlord has second thoughts after paying an arsonist to torch his apartment house, a scam artist plots to rob his dangerous employer, and a bank robber awakens in an upside-down car resting in a shallow stream after his getaway goes disastrously wrong. And more. Button up. It’s cold, outside.


Books by Tony Knighton

Three Hours Past Midnight – Coming Soon

Three Hours Past Midnight – Coming Soon

A professional thief steals a state senator's safe full of cash...and then has it stolen from him...and then tears up the city trying to get it back.

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Happy Hour…and Other Philadelphia Cruelties – Coming Soon

Happy Hour…and Other Philadelphia Cruelties – Coming Soon

A stunning anthology of Philadelphia-set crime stories. In "Happy Hour," the title story, a small-time grifter steals an overcoat on Christmas Eve and finds a pair of gloves, a pack of gum, and forty thousand dollars in the pocket. But his unexpected score soon becomes an icy nightmare.

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A Few Days Away – Coming Soon

A Few Days Away – Coming Soon

After a heist goes fatally wrong, a professional thief returns to a corrupt town to settle the score.

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Reviews For Happy Hour…and Other Philadelphia Cruelties – Coming Soon

Happy Hour…and Other Philadelphia Cruelties – Coming Soon 5.0

A gripping and fast-paced thriller, with a protagonist who is relatable, if not likable.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Happy Hour…and Other Philadelphia Cruelties – Coming Soon 5.0

The novella Happy Hour is a lot like its main character: it doesn't pause for breath and it doesn't take a moment to think things over. It just keeps moving as fast as it can.

Crime Factory

Happy Hour…and Other Philadelphia Cruelties – Coming Soon 5.0

A masterclass in American pulp-noir fiction.

Shotgun Logic