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Gone to Dust

(2017)
(The first book in the Nils Shapiro series)
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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 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?

Genre: Mystery    

Praise for this book

"Goldman brings the heat with a moody and wry Midwest elegy. A modern, clever voice in these most cynical of times." - Ace Atkins

"A perfect blend of light touch and dark story―I want more of Nils Shapiro." - Lee Child

"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

"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

"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


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Used availability for Matt Goldman's Gone to Dust

Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gone to Dust: A Novel (Nils Shapiro)
Author(s): Matt Goldman
ISBN: 0-7653-9128-7 / 978-0-7653-9128-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Gone to Dust: A Detective Nils Shapiro Novel
Author(s): Matt Goldman
ISBN: 0-7653-9130-9 / 978-0-7653-9130-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Gone to Dust
Author(s): Matt Goldman
ISBN: 1-5047-6881-7 / 978-1-5047-6881-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Gone to Dust: Library Edition
Author(s): Matt Goldman
ISBN: 1-5047-6880-9 / 978-1-5047-6880-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Gone to Dust
Author(s): Matt Goldman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Gone to Dust
Author(s): Matt Goldman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Gone to Dust
Author(s): Matt Goldman
ISBN: 1-5047-6882-5 / 978-1-5047-6882-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gone to Dust: A Novel (Nils Shapiro)
Author(s): Matt Goldman
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon CA