On the House

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Forge Books

When true love goes wrong, a woman's best friend may be her dog. Or—not.


A twisty, diabolical, and unpredictable look at love, power, and revenge, On the House is the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-Winning short story by Hank Phillippi Ryan.


 BONUS: An exclusive excerpt from Hank Phillippi Ryan's much anticipated novel of suspense, The Other Woman.

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ON THE HOUSE (Begin Reading)

"Do you think he's dangerous?"

"Ron, you mean? Or Cooper? Down, Cooper." I pushed the Lab's massive yellow paw from my bare leg. With a big-eyed look that meant "just this once," he curled up under my bar stool, nose on my sandal. I loved Cooper. He was the only one whose feet were bigger than mine, and he might just have hated Ron as much as I did. I took a sip of my ill-advised third glass of Shiraz and looked across the bar at Errol. Gave him a "one more" signal.

"I know, you mean Ron," I said to Jess. "And no, he's not dangerous. He's just a jerk."




Praise for On the House

Praise for Hank Phillippi Ryan's The Other Woman
“If you haven’t read Hank Phillippi Ryan yet, you should, and The Other Woman is the perfect place to start. A killer plot, compelling characters, and nonstop suspense. Riveting!”
—Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author

The Other Woman does everything a great suspense novel should…  Ryan raises the bar sky-high—I knew she was good, but I had no idea she was this good.”
—Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

“Nonstop action, written from the rare perspective of one who knows the news business from the inside out… Ryan grabbed me on page one. As current as today’s headlines, The Other Woman is a wholly entertaining read. Just when you think you know it all, Ryan surprises with another twist.”
—Sandra Brown

“A thriller that twists so fast it'll leave you gasping. If you think you know where this story's going, you don't —but I promise, you won't want to wait to find out. Hank Phillippi Ryan is a star.”
—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author

“A rocket ride of a thriller!  Ryan effortlessly captures the frenetic pace of colliding lives, cutting edge journalism, and killer secrets, as only a true insider would know.  Brava!”

—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author

Reviews from Goodreads



  • Hank Phillippi Ryan

  • A former US Senate staffer and political campaign aide, Hank Phillippi Ryan is the investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, and has won twenty-seven Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow awards. A bestselling author of four mystery novels, Ryan has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She’s on the national board of directors of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
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On the House

Hank Phillippi Ryan

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