New York Times bestselling author Matt Goldman is a playwright and Emmy Award-winning television writer for Seinfeld, Ellen, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
He brings his signature storytelling abilities and light touch to the Nils Shapiro series, which started with his debut novel Gone to Dust. Goldman has been nominated for the Shamus and Nero Wolfe Awards and is a Lariat Award Winner. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and whichever children happen to be around.
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Set in Minnesota, Gone to Dust is the New York Times bestselling debut private eye murder mystery from Emmy Award-winning Seinfeld writer Matt Goldman. A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How does private detective Nils Shapiro solve a murder with no usable evidence?
Private detective Nils Shapiro has been hired to find a missing teenager from the small northern hockey town of Warroad, MN. Most of Warroad is in Minneapolis for the state high school hockey tournament, and Linnea never returned from last night’s game. Linnea’s friend Haley is also missing―and soon found dead.
A prominent lawyer is found dead, tied to his own dock and everyone wants private detective Nils Shapiro to protect them from suspicion: The unfaithful widow, her artist boyfriend, the lawyer’s firm, a polarizing congressional candidate, a suburban police department, and even the FBI.
Private detective Nils Shapiro accepts what appears to be an easy, lucrative job: find out if Beverly Mayer’s grandson is foolishly throwing away his trust fund in Hollywood. However, that easy job becomes much more complicated once Nils arrives in Los Angeles, a disorienting place where the sunshine hides dark secrets. Nils sets out to find a killer before it’s too late.