Hastings District Libraries

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

By Any Means by Ben Sanders

I came to this book after hearing Ben Sanders read at a Writers and Readers Festival a year or two ago, and after first reading his more recent book Marshall’s Law

Unlike Marshall’s Law which is set in America, By Any Means is set in Auckland and it reinforced the decision made from reading the first to record an * in my books to read list, which means ‘read anything by this author’. For anyone not familiar with Auckland, Ben gives enough location clues to aid the reading. 

The novel is at times violent, but not excessively so and certainly not more than any other book in modern crime writing. M2 Magazine is quoted on the cover as saying “... a triumph of gritty, page-turning, good old crime writing...” and I agree. I hope we see more of the main character Sean Devereaux.

Posted by Catherine

Catalogue link: By Any Means

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