Sometimes at Night
by Ben Sanders

When a former NYPD colleague is shot dead in front of him, private investigator Marshall Grade discovers there’s far more to the killing than meets the eye.

Ray Vialoux is in trouble. Big trouble. And he needs Marshall Grade’s help.

Reluctantly, Grade agrees to meet. Over dinner in a Brooklyn restaurant, he learns that his former NYPD colleague owes money – a lot of money – to the wrong people. But the conversation is cut short by gunfire, and suddenly Ray is lying dead on the restaurant floor.

As Marshall investigates the circumstances leading up to the murder, tracking down the drug dealers, bag men, bent cops and mob players within Ray’s orbit, it becomes clear there’s far more to the killing than a gambling debt. Just who is responsible for Vialoux’s death . . . and why? What secrets are his family hiding? And can Marshall find the answers before his own history marks him as the prime suspect?


“An appealing hero”

Kirkus Reviews

“Convincing dialog and unexpected twists”

Publishers Weekly on The Stakes

“Sanders' vivid prose keeps us reading”

Booklist on Marshall's Law

“Readers will know from the first page of this amazing novel that they're in for a hard-boiled feast ... A stunning achievement”

Booklist Starred Review of American Blood

“A fast-moving thriller that leaves a trail of blood and grit across the page ... Great dialog and a hero who won't stay hidden make this a winner for crime fans”

Kirkus Reviews on American Blood

“Sanders can write an action-packed scene”

Publishers Weekly on American Blood

“This novel has it all – great characters that are all-too-real, switch-blade sharp writing, dialog that would bring a smile to Elmore Leonard's face and a plot that grabs the reader by the collar, squeezes hard, and never lets go”

LORENZO CARCATERRA, NYT-bestselling author of Sleepers

Ben Sanders

Ben Sanders is the author of seven highly acclaimed thrillers, including two previous Marshall Grade thrillers, the international bestselling American Blood and Marshall’s Law. Previously shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh award, his work has been published in more than eight languages and been optioned for film by Warner Bros.

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Sometimes at Night by Ben Sanders is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278505395th October 2021148 X 225mm272$28.99
Hardback978072785053929th July 2021148 X 225mm272£20.99
Ebook97814483055681st September 2021N/A272$14.99
Ebook97814483055681st September 2021N/A272£12.99
Paperback978178029818431st May 2022138 X 215mm240$17.95
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