About the author: Matt Goldman is a New York Times Bestselling author and Emmy Award winning television writer. He has been nominated for the Shamus Award and Nero Award. He brings his signature storytelling abilities and light touch to his novels. Matt began his career as a stand-up comedian while attending the University of Minnesota, then moved to Lost Angeles to write full-time. Since then, Matt has returned to Minneapolis where he lives with his wife, two dogs and two cats.
Matt's television writing credits include Seinfeld, Ellen, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. His screenplay credits include the 2006 TV movie, Relative Chaos. Matt has been nominated by the WGA for Primetime Creative Arts award for Television: Episodic Comedy category.
Dead Westis the fourth, stand alone novel in Matt Goldman’s series featuring Minneapolis private detective, Nils Shapior. Known for assisting police in solving crimes, including murders, this latest novel has Nils accepting what appears to be an easy, lucrative job: find out if Beverly Mayer’s grandson is foolishly throwing away his trust fund in Hollywood, especially now, in the wake of his fiancee’s tragic death. However that easy job becomes much more complicated once Nils arrives in Los Angeles, a disorienting place where the sunshine hides dark secrets.
With Nil's friend Jameson White, who has come to Los Angeles to deal with demons of his own, acting as Ebben’s bodyguard, Nils sets out to find a killer before it’s too late.
Dead West follows where Gone to Dust (2017,) Broken Ice (2018,) and The Shallows (2019) left off.
What Others are Saying:
"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."--New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben (for Gone to Dust)
“I want more of Nils Shapiro.” ~ Lee Child
"...interesting twists, great peripheral characters...and enough peril to keep readers turning pages past bedtime." - Booklist (Starred Review) on Dead West
“…a dazzling tale.” Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on Dead West
“Compelling…vivid supporting characters…promising a long and enjoyable series.” Booklist (Starred Review) on Broken Ice
“A Perfect PI for our times.” ~ Reed Farrel Coleman