Author Spotlight: Matt Goldman (8/4/20)

For this author spotlight, we are featuring the Emmy Award-winning TV writer, playwright, and creator of the Nils Shapiro series, Matt Goldman.

Everyone’s favorite Minneapolis private detective is back for another adventure, but this time his job takes him to a place where the sunshine hides dark secrets: Los Angeles.


“Goldman continues to please with interesting twists, great peripheral characters, insights into specific communities, and enough peril to keep readers turning pages past bedtime. Offer this to fans of lone wolves finding their pack, readers who love L.A. settings, and private investigators both amateur and professional.”–Booklist, starred review

Read more from Matt Goldman:


2 starred reviews!

“Goldman seasons the complicated puzzle with healthy doses of dry wit and meaningful secondary stories for his characters.”–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


“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


“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

DEAD WEST by Matt Goldman; 9781250191342; available now.
THE SHALLOWS by Matt Goldman; 9781250191311; available now.
BROKEN ICE by Matt Goldman; 9780765391346; available now.
GONE TO DUST by Matt Goldman; 9780765391308; available now.

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