Meet Nils “Shap” Shapiro–Our Favorite PI!

Fan favorite–and Mac Lib favorite–private detective Nils Shapiro is back in Matt Goldman’s latest standalone thriller, THE SHALLOWS.

A prominent lawyer is found dead, tied to his own dock and everyone wants our favorite PI Nils to protect them from suspicion: The unfaithful widow. Her artist boyfriend. The lawyer’s firm. A polarizing congressional candidate. A rudderless suburban police department. Even the FBI.

Praise for THE SHALLOWS:

2 starred reviews!

“Goldman seasons the complicated puzzle with healthy doses of dry wit and meaningful secondary stories for his characters. Hopefully, Nils and company will return soon.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Fans of classic hard-boiled crime novels of the 1930s and 1940s will appreciate Nils’s intelligence and likable coworkers, who star in a novel that is timely, not old-fashioned, and featuring a riveting story.”–Library Journal, starred review (Pick of the Month)

Read more Nils Shapiro!

BROKEN ICE (Nils Shapiro Vol. 2)
“In the midst of a compelling mystery, Goldman introduces vivid supporting characters, such as medical examiner Char Northagen, with a finesse built on the author’s background in stand-up comedy and television writing, promising a long and enjoyable series. Recommended for fans of clever mysteries and witty detectives such as Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone.”–Booklist, starred review

GONE TO DUST (Nils Shapiro Vol. 2)
“Emmy Award-winning writer Goldman (for Seinfeld and Ellen), 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 and Debut of the Month

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