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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matt Goldman Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 ISBN: 9781504768832
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Set in Minnesota, Gone to Dust is the debut private-eye murder mystery from Emmy Award–winning Seinfeld writer Matt Goldman.

A brutal crime. The ultimate cover-up. How do you solve a murder with no useable evidence?

Private detective Nils Shapiro is focused on forgetting his ex-wife and keeping warm during another Minneapolis winter when a former colleague, neighboring Edina Police Detective Anders Ellegaard, calls with the impossible.

Suburban divorcée Maggie Somerville was found murdered in her bedroom, her body covered with the dust from hundreds of emptied vacuum cleaner bags, all potential DNA evidence obscured by the calculating killer.

Digging into Maggie’s cell-phone records, Nils finds that the most frequently called number belongs to a mysterious young woman whose true identity could shatter the Somerville family—but could she be guilty of murder?

After the FBI demands that Nils drop the case, Nils and Ellegaard are forced to take their investigation underground, where the case grows as murky as the contents of the vacuum cleaner bags. Is this a strange case of domestic violence or something with far-reaching, sinister implications?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A perfect blend of light touch and dark story―I want more of Nils Shapiro.”

    Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Gotta love it: Spade, Spenser, and now Shapiro. The brilliant Matt Goldman has written the perfect PI novel—smart, spare, sarcastic, and completely heartbreaking.”

    Hank Phillippi Ryan, winner of the Anthony and Agatha awards

  • “Sharp wit, complex characters, and masterful plotting…Irreverent and insightful, private detective Nils Shapiro is sure to become a fan favorite.”

    Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A clever mystery that starts with a unique crime scene, mixes in a package of red herrings, and tops off the plot with Nils Shapiro, a private eye who is as interesting as his name.”

    Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A return to the classic detective novel I love. Matt Goldman brings the heat with a moody and wry Midwest elegy…While rooted to the iconic investigators, Nils Shapiro is very much his own man. A modern, clever voice in these most cynical of times.”

    Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Emmy Award-winning writer Goldman, who began his career as a stand-up comedian, not surprisingly blends his storytelling with irreverent humor. His tough yet vulnerable PI, evocative Minneapolis setting, and clever plot, which features a distinctive crime scene and multiple red herrings, will engage and intrigue.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “With his wry, observant eye and quick wit, plus a pressing need to follow the truth into dark, uncharted places, Shap is a more optimistic version of Ross MacDonald’s Lew Archer. Readers will look forward to his next investigative adventure.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The resolution of the murder surprises and satisfies. Goldman’s experience as a stand-up comic, playwright, and TV writer show to advantage in this first novel’s wit, the story’s pace, and his hero’s charm.”

    Booklist

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About the Author

Matt Goldman is an Emmy Award–winning television writer. He wrote two seasons on Seinfeld, one as a staff writer and the second as a story editor. Goldman won an Emmy Award for his work on Wizards of Waverly Place, was nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award for his work on Seinfeld, and received special recognition from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his contribution to “The Puppy,” an award-winning episode of Ellen.

About the Narrator

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. He is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.