A Night at the Shore

A Night at the Shore by Tony Knighton

“Action-packed and breathtakingly fast from start to finish. Elmore Leonard and Donald E. Westlake would have loved it!” Keith Bruton, Ned Kelly Award Winning author of The Lemon Man

A professional thief takes his girlfriend on a trip to the shore—but only to check out an easy heist he can’t resist. She’s had enough of his criminal life and intends to leave him. The ‘easy’ job goes bad fast, trapping him on an island in the midst of a deadly storm….pursued by the law and ruthless killers. He has to escape or he’s going to lose the woman he loves… if he doesn’t lose his life first.


Books by Tony Knighton

A Night at the Shore

A Night at the Shore

A professional thief takes his girlfriend on a trip to the shore—but only to check out an easy heist he can't resist. She's had enough of his criminal life and intends to leave him. The 'easy' job goes bad fast, trapping him on an island in the midst of a deadly storm....pursued by the law and ruthless killers. He has to escape or he's going to lose the woman he loves... if he doesn't lose his life first.

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A Few Days Away

A Few Days Away

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

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Three Hours Past Midnight

Three Hours Past Midnight

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

Happy Hour…and Other Philadelphia Cruelties

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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Reviews For A Night at the Shore

A Night at the Shore 5.0

"A Night at the Shore" is pure adrenaline; from its laconic, muscular prose, to it is compact and tight plotting, to its lightning-fast pacing

Dark City Underground

A Night at the Shore 5.0

Knighton’s pulse-pounding Nameless Thief thriller follows the series’ unnamed narrator as he attempts to survive a job gone wrong. Knighton’s gifts for pacing and atmosphere make his antihero’s perils leap off the page. Contemporary noir fans will devour this.

Publishers Weekly

A Night at the Shore 5.0

Hard-edged contemporary noir novel with a relentless anti-hero – a thief with no name. It’s a taut, pacy tale referencing Richard Stark’s Parker novels, but with even more icy cynicism. Knighton’s thief and his unswerving, self-declared righteousness will delight pulp fans.

Crime Fiction Lover

A Night at the Shore 5.0

Taut writing, crisp dialogue, non-stop action. What more could you want?

Linwood Barclay

A Night at the Shore 5.0

Hard-edged and suspenseful, with action that feels real and an anti-hero who can keep all the moving parts in his mind at once.

Thomas Perry