Gone to Dust

By Matt Goldman
Read by MacLeod Andrews

The Nils Shapiro Series: Book 1

7.40 Hours 06/01/2017 unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504768818

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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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Summary

Summary

A New York Times audio bestseller

An Audible.com bestseller

A Booklist Top 10 selection for Best Crime Fiction Audiobooks

A Library Journal Editor’s Pick for Books for Dudes

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Andrews provides a multitude of character voices and moods to create a sensational performance…As protagonist Shapiro, Andrews’ accent is spot-on…among half a dozen equally well-voiced others…Andrews’ vocal performance delivers a rich and moving opportunity for listeners to feel Shap’s feelings, empathize with his frustrations and sympathies, and early follow his detective work.” Booklist (starred audio review)
“A perfect blend of light touch and dark story.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“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
“Goldman has written the perfect PI novel—smart, spare, sarcastic, and completely heartbreaking.” Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony and Agatha Award-winning 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
“Goldman…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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Author

Author Bio: Matt Goldman

Matt Goldman is an Emmy Award–winning television writer, also nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award for his work on Seinfeld. His first novel, Gone to Dust, was selected for the Texas Lariat Reading List and was chosen as the Twin Cities Reader’s best novel of 2017.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English