Category Archives: Shady City Tour

A closer look at locations featured in the Shady City thrillers.

Hathfield Bay: The Waves

Stadium: Bay Park

Sponsors: Moray Marina

A spirited team from the Hathfield Bay Islands, their competitive edge is always trumped by the enjoyment of the game. Their love of the game and the enjoyment of their fans will always be more important than any trophy.  What is best known about them is their friendly spirit and the welcoming atmosphere of their stadium. Given the beach side setting, travelling fans often make their visit a holiday.

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Known for the standard age of their fans being older than the rest of the league the Islanders are always well treated at away matches. Trouble doesn’t suit Hathfield so when the fans of BELLFIELD caused trouble and damage to the stadium after a disappointing result, the public were shocked.

Supporting the team and supporting each other is important to the islanders. The sponsors – Moray Marina – is the location of the ‘FEED HATHFIELD’ program and has been running since the first great recession almost closed the bay down.

Our most notable Shady City fan of Hathfield is  TAWNY, affectionately known as the Baroness. An islander herself she is best known for being the aunt of KNOCK KNOCK boss lady TABITHA. Tawny, like her favoured team is spirited, friendly and willing to enter the thick of the action when the moment calls.

 

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Enjoy this? Why not pay a visit to the Baroness’ old club?

Immerse yourself in the Shady City with the hit Knock Knock graphic novel series which is free to read here at Vivika Widow Online. You can also download for kindle by clcking below.

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A mysterious illness and a desperate phone call sends Cult Deprogrammer Reynolds’ sights on the Wigan faith of Hathfield Bay island. Time to face the past.

Bring me your sick. Bring me your troubled. Bring me those that society can no longer cope with. They will always have a home here at Harbour House.

Will the Baroness recover? Check out Vivika Widow’s latest thriller.

Take the Edge Off: The Mack Distillery

Features in: KNOCK KNOCK

Located in the Shanties area of the Shady City the Mack Distillery is a huge feature of the unique look of the south. Employing thousands from the poorest areas the Mack and Sons brand stands for working class values and treats its hard working factory operators like family.

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It  is overlooked by PADDY MACK, the second generation of Macks to run the distillery in the Shady City. It began it’s life as a small factory in BELLFIELD, to the west of Coldford, but their uniquely bottled whiskey became such a sensation the brand quickly grew and flourished. They supply large super market chains headed by the HARVESTER brand but their main claim to some infamy is their supply to the KNOCK KNOCK CLUB. They lost some of their team during an attack on the club back when it was in the hands of the old Baroness. The Mack boys tend to bury their grudges and bury them deep.

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Moving forward the Mack and Sons Distillery is being led by Paddy into a new age of peace but when the filth of Shady City is targeting your brew it may not be so easy to keep your hands clean. Time to stir it up.

Enjoy this?

The Mack and Sons will be making their entrance into Knock Knock Volume 2.

Can’t wait? Volume 1 is available to read free here on Vivika Widow online. You can also download for kindle by clicking HERE.

KNOCK, KNOCK: Episode 1: Welcome to the Club

Knock, Knock: Episode 2: Don’t Come Knockin’

Knock, Knock: Episode 3: Sleep Tight Sam

Knock, Knock: Episode 4: Take A Bow

Knock, Knock: Episode 5: A Room With A View

Knock, Knock: Episode 6: Picking Up Strange Women

Knock, Knock: Episode 7: No Kids Allowed

Knock, Knock: Episode 8: Kids These Days

Knock, Knock: Episode 9: Shootin’ The Breeze

Knock, Knock: Episode 10: Calling Last Orders

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Jamestown Rovers: We are the Clubby

Stadium: Douglas Park

Sponsors: Crusow Autos

Priding themselves on a small community spirit, Jamestown will never forget their roots. They may often find themselves fighting relegation at the bottom of the NPL but they don’t let that dissuade them. Fans of Jamestown are not in it for the glory of trophies. They generally believe in the local struggles and supporting one another no matter how difficult it gets.

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A small suburb of Coldford, Jamestown manage to keep themselves free from the drama of the big city until they are brought into the thick of the action against a rivalling, richer team like Coldford City or even Athletic.

Our Shady City Thriller’s most notable fan of Jamestown is our reporter, Sam Crusow. His father’s garage sponsors the team and it is where Sam learned the importance of people coming together. Going to the games as a boy is one of Sam’s fondest memories and it was over this mutual love of the sport that he and his father Samuel (or Sam Snr) bonded most.

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Unfortunately as the big city threatens to swallow up their little suburb they can’t hide forever. It will be up to the likes of Sam to expose the truth for the good of the people and even the villains of Coldford are no match for such an strong spirit.

See Sam in action as a reporter in the hit Knock Knock graphic novel series.

Volume 1 is free to read here at Vivika Widow Online or you can download for kindle by clicking HERE.

KNOCK, KNOCK: Episode 1: Welcome to the Club

Knock, Knock: Episode 2: Don’t Come Knockin’

Knock, Knock: Episode 3: Sleep Tight Sam

Knock, Knock: Episode 4: Take A Bow

Knock, Knock: Episode 5: A Room With A View

Knock, Knock: Episode 6: Picking Up Strange Women

Knock, Knock: Episode 7: No Kids Allowed

Knock, Knock: Episode 8: Kids These Days

Knock, Knock: Episode 9: Shootin’ The Breeze

Knock, Knock: Episode 10: Calling Last Orders

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Coldford City: Our City; Our Rules

Stadium: Coldford City Park

Sponsors: PENN AUCTION HOUSE

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Coldford City strip. Season 18 – 19

With the largest stadium and three of the most skilled players transferred from the coastal city of Luen, COLDFORD CITY are the team to beat in the National Premier League. Although having the money to buy top players does bring it’s fair share of problems. Striker, Andre Luis frequently dominates the headlines for his antics off the pitch as much as on. He is a frequent goal scorer but his personal life often takes centre stage. Rumours followed him from Luen that he was willing to throw games for the right pay. Some say it was in the Shady City he learned to PLAY THE GAME .

Striker, Andre Luis, brings victory against fierce rivals Coldford Athletic

Their trophy cabinets are full but there is just one prize that alludes them. Andre Luis has worked his entire career to receive the Golden Boot. As it stands that accolade belongs to City’s fierce rivals COLDFORD ATHLETIC and their star, Samuel Connelly.

A season unbeaten. City dominate the league.

Our Shady City thriller’s most notable fan of City is MARCUS PENN and his triplet brothers. As sponsors of the team the triplets always have a keen interest in their investments and so will always make sure City has the money they need to always be the best.


The complete first season of the Knock Knock graphics novel series is free to read here or download for Kindle Unlimited.

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Bellfield: Whiskey Town

Team: Bellfield Football Club

Stadium: MACK AND SONS arena.

Sponsors: MACK AND SONS

Located to the West, Bellfield football club is proudly supported by the Mack family of Mack and Sons whiskey distillery, suppliers of the KNOCK KNOCK club.

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As a travelling team Bellfield have garnered a reputation for instigating riots and wrecking opposing stadiums. The travelling fan group known as THE FLEET are usually responsible. They have received several sanctions from the football association but the final ban came after a visit to HATHFIELD BAY when damage was caused to the stadium and several Bay fans hospitalised.

When word reached the Distillery that the football association were set to remove Bellfield from the league, the sponsors of the team stepped in. Current chair of Mack and Sons, Patrick, said, “The behaviour of the Bellfield fans was unacceptable and does not represent us as a club.”

The point was moot though because the following week the FLEET member responsible for causing the trouble died in a alleged car crash.

Our most notable fan of Bellfield Football Club is head of the Mack clan. Check out the Knock Knock series to join the club they are proud to supply.

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Volume 1 is free to read on Vivika Widow Online or download for Kindle by clicking HERE.

KNOCK, KNOCK: Episode 1: Welcome to the Club

Knock, Knock: Episode 2: Don’t Come Knockin’

Knock, Knock: Episode 3: Sleep Tight Sam

Knock, Knock: Episode 4: Take A Bow

Knock, Knock: Episode 5: A Room With A View

Knock, Knock: Episode 6: Picking Up Strange Women

Knock, Knock: Episode 7: No Kids Allowed

Knock, Knock: Episode 8: Kids These Days

Knock, Knock: Episode 9: Shootin’ The Breeze

Knock, Knock: Episode 10: Calling Last Orders

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Coldford Athletic: Home of the Golden Boy

Team: Coldford Athletic (sometimes referred to as Coldford Dynamo)

Stadium: Starkland Park

Sponsors: THE KNOCK KNOCK CLUB

Since they were first built, the Shanties of Coldford City was home to the poorest people. Most of them worked low income jobs and even spending all the hours they could it was still difficult to make ends meet. Some gave up, turning to booze and drugs to fill their days instead, hoping it would help them forget they were stuck in a poverty trap.

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As the north of the city thrived and the COLDFORD CITY football club came to be, a man named Roger Crane decided the people of the South should have their own team, a team they could cheer and support. No one in the Shanties could afford the fees it took to join the youth program of Coldford City so Coldford Athletic was established. Roger swore that it would always be open for the youth of the Shanties. The children there had idols to turn their attention to and aspire to be like. Idols they became. Coldford City and Coldford Athletic became fierce rivals. Despite their humble beginnings Athletic had one thing to boast that City never could – Golden Boot winner Samuel Connelly. City poured money into purchasing players from Luen and further but none could compete with Sam Connelly’s natural skill.

Shanties born and raised Sam showed the youth of the area that anything was possible, even with every social disadvantage weighing you down. Money couldn’t buy that golden boot – inter city football’s most prestigious prize – only hard work and perseverance could gain that, something the people of the Shanties have in abundance.

Our Shady City thriller’s most notable fan of Athletic is artist, DAVID FINN. Having grown up in the Clifton Alley part of the Shanties he has seen it at its worst.

Sometimes the escape of football comes a little too late. As David spirals down a pit of drugs and alcohol he loses the inspiration for his art. His latest Muse offers him the fresh vision he needs but first he must address a childhood trauma if he is to really feel the art.

Muse is available now. Click HERE to read.

The Right to Remain Silent: Coldford Police Department

In the Shady City it takes a brave cop to walk the streets. Shady City’s finest are as touch as the streets they protect. There are many confessions made within the walls of Coldford Police Department (CPD).

Sam is under interrogation by Shady City’s finest.

Such confessions include the kidnapping of a young girl named Marjorie (MAESTRO) or the murder of half the Filton University anatomy class (CONFESSIONS).

The brave men and women of CPD are always torn between what’s right and what needs to be done. Things can get sticky as the lines of morality are blurred.

When a reporter comes to them with one of the most incredible story they have ever heard it seems like it’s time to take the streets on force. The city is descending into chaos and it needs all the brave wearers of blue it can find. If those in uniform are willing to bend rules a little to get the job done, all the better.

Detective Hickes on the case.

They call her The Baroness and her activist spirit is legendary. To some she is the lovable KNOCK KNOCK show girl. To the LAWMAKERS she is the next target and rehab will not excuse her.

Coming May 02: Welcome Tawny McInney to Harbour House.

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Resident 0109: Tawny McInney. TRAUMA.

Complete season 1 of the Knock Knock graphic novel series is free to read HERE.

Or click HERE to download for Kindle.

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The Harvesters

Featuring in:  MUSE ; HARBOUR HOUSE ; KNOCK KNOCK 

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If the finest meat and dairy in the Shady City is what you are after then look no further than the Harvester logo. Family run for generations the Harvester Farm has blossomed into a large franchise thanks to Dr G Winslow. Dr Winslow is a highly respected member of Coldford society and thanks to his efforts you can enjoy a harvester burger at one of many convenient locations around the city.

Chief clinician and CEO Dr G Winslow.

But as grand as they have become the family feel is still at the heart of the Harvester brand and none feel more like family than the dutiful farm hands, led by Glenn.

 

 

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But with all things in the Shady City the Harvesters have their part to play in brewing tensions. Growing such a brand requires money and someone has to pick up the bill somewhere. The Harvesters are branching out to new pursuits.

The Harvesters Team: Curtis, Julia and Glenn. Three happy Harbour House helpers.

There will always be a true Harvester at the Harvester Farm and since the old Harvester is Ill that duty falls to his only daughter Julia. Julia finds herself under the gaze of a struggling artist. She can inspire him to greatness and in him she can find the opportunity her family legacy needs to break free from the tyranny that holds them.

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The Harvesters have to supply the meat and the Shady City is hungry. Check out these other thrillers currently available:

This Place: David Finn’s Workshop

Featured in: MUSE

As we anticipate the release of MUSE our stop on the Shady City tour this week takes us far north where the city scape starts to change to farm lands. There you will find a set of allotments. Number 605B doesn’t belong to a gardener though. This allotment house sets itself aside from the others because often, loud music can be heard blaring from it as a tortured mind tries to drown out their demons. You will find clay faces watching you from the windows – those that aren’t blacked out of course. Some have figurines hanging in them.

The land around the allotment house is dead and barren.

 

Allotment house 605B belongs to the artist, David Finn. He uses it as a workshop. It was once the birthing suite for some of the city’s most sought after paintings and sculptures. Now it only offers useless attempts at recapturing the glory days. Most of the recent pieces will end smashed in frustration or burned.

No new life has come from that allotment house recently. Only abortion after abortion as the frustrated artist falls further and further into despair.

It’s a simple wooden structure, quite unimpressive to an untrained eye but inside will once again be a hub of creativity. Breath taking pieces of art came from behind those doors before. Now it is a drug addict’s den.

The little allotment house hasn’t done with it’s story just yet though. When an innocent seeming farm girl knocks on the door it will change everything.

Click HERE to read MUSE. We are celebrating the cross over of the Harvester brand to the Knock Knock graphic novel series so for a limited time only get your copy of MUSE for just 99p/c !


 

 

Knock Before Entering: The Knock Knock Club

Location: Clifton Lane, Shanties.

Features in: KNOCK KNOCK; HARBOUR HOUSE 

In the poorest area of the Shady City, known as the SHANTIES, lies a club called the Knock, Knock Club. You will find it if you care to venture down Clifton Alley and are keen enough to knock on it’s door.

Reporter, Sam and his wife are welcomed to the club by manager, Dennis

There you will find a charming manager, DENNIS, to meet you. Entertainment is provided by some of the best talent the city has to offer, the KNOCK KNOCK girls are there to make you feel welcome and if you care to become a member the club will always have your back. You may even get an audience with the BOSS LADY herself.

Boss Lady, Tabitha, has a treat in store for reporter, Sam.

Since it’s opening by an old show girl known as The BARONESS and her partner AGNES, It has had its fair share of challenges. It has been a hiding place for criminals, raided by the COLDFORD CITY POLICE department and been burnt down in an attack that killed many of the dancer girls, staff and patrons. Despite this it has always managed to claw its way back up to continue as a feature in the south of the city. There is a war brewing and the HEADLINERS who own the club are leading the charge.

Sam and his wife, Theresa enjoy the entertainment Knock Knock has to offer.

Supplied by the MACK AND SONS distillery and invested into by the AUCTION HOUSE the club always has someone to call on when mischief is required.

It is a cabaret club by all measures but behind its closed doors there is something else going on. Enter journalist, SAM CRUSOW, to expose it for what it really is.

The Mayor has gone missing and the trail leads a reporter to the Knock Knock club. Complete season 1 is now available to read free here on vivikawidow.com or click below to download for Kindle.

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Coming 2020.

When The Baroness opened the Knock Knock club she envisioned something more than cabaret. A night to remember would see her confined to the rehab facility known as Harbour House.

Resident 0109: Tawny McInney. TRAUMA.