Gone to Dust: A Novel

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Tom Doherty Associates, Aug 15, 2017 - Fiction - 304 pages

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.

“Sharp wit, complex characters, and masterful plotting makes Goldman a writer to watch. Irreverent and insightful, private detective Nils Shapiro is sure to become a fan favorite.”—Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author

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 divorcee 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?

“A perfect blend of light touch and dark story—I want more of Nils Shapiro.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

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User Review  - SmithfieldJones - LibraryThing

Characters real, believable, likable (mostly!), well-written with good pacing and excellent use and description of climate's impact on everyday life during a Minnesota Winter!. Personal lives with a ... Read full review

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User Review  - ethel55 - LibraryThing

Nils Shapiro (Shap) became a private investigator after leaving the police force, so when a buddy calls on him for help in what is the first murder Edina in about a decade, it makes sense. Right away ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
13
Section 3
22
Section 4
29
Section 5
37
Section 6
47
Section 7
58
Section 8
64
Section 20
166
Section 21
169
Section 22
176
Section 23
186
Section 24
189
Section 25
198
Section 26
209
Section 27
218

Section 9
73
Section 10
82
Section 11
92
Section 12
103
Section 13
111
Section 14
117
Section 15
126
Section 16
136
Section 17
141
Section 18
152
Section 19
160
Section 28
221
Section 29
232
Section 30
240
Section 31
246
Section 32
252
Section 33
263
Section 34
273
Section 35
278
Section 36
289
Section 37
294
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About the author (2017)

New York Times bestselling author MATT GOLDMAN is a playwright and Emmy Award-winning television writer for Seinfeld, Ellen, and other shows. He brings his signature storytelling abilities and light touch to the Nils Shapiro series. Goldman's debut, Gone to Dust, has been nominated for the Shamus and Nero Awards and was a Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List selection. He lives in Minnesota.

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