Sunday, 6 August 2017

Three Hours Past Midnight by Tony Knighton

Three Hours Past Midnight by Tony Knighton
Published in Hong Kong by Crime Wave Press in July 2017.

162 pages towards Olivia's fun August Reading Challenge to read an average of 50 pages each day throughout the month. Total = 497.

Where to buy this book:



Amazon UK

Amazon US




The Book Depository



How I got this book:
Received a review copy from the author

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

His last job a disaster, a professional thief teams with an old partner eager for one last score – a safe in the home of a wealthy Philadelphia politician. But they are not the only ones set on the cash. His partner dead and the goods missing, he hunts for his money and the killer to find out that this may have been a job best left undone.

A breathtaking ride through the muggy streets of a Philadelphia night, Three Hours Past Midnight is an atmospheric and exciting thriller. Narrated by our anti-hero, a violent thief, the story follows his attempts to discover who set up him and his recently deceased partner before he too ceases breathing. This is classic crime writing with a powerful sense of its location. After hours Philadelphia is as much of a leading character as any of her gangsters, thieves or police, and this authenticity grounds the novel in a completely believable way. In fact I think the city might just be the only likeable character - or a neutral one at least. Knighton's convincing cast are self-serving and grasping, all out for themselves and utterly amoral. The plot snakes through clubs and alleyways, pursuits and tense standoffs, and I was gripped by every minute. A real page turner.

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Books by Tony Knighton / Crime fiction / Books from America

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