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Murder on Christmas Lake!

Join us on Thursday, July 18th for an evening with author Matt Goldman when he chats about his third "Nils Shapiro" novel, THE SHALLOWS which opens with a body found in Christmas Lake.

In the words of Lee Child on Gone to Dust, “I want more of Nils Shapiro.” New York Times Best Selling author and Emmy Award-winning writer Matt Goldman obliges by bringing the Minneapolis private detective back for another thrilling, stand-alone adventure in The Shallows.

A prominent lawyer is found dead, tied to his own dock by a fishing stringer through his jaw, and everyone wants private detective Nils Shapiro to protect them from suspicion: The unfaithful widow. Her artist boyfriend. The lawyer’s firm. A polarizing congressional candidate. A rudderless suburban police department. Even the FBI.

Nils and his investigative partners illuminate a sticky web of secrets and deceit that draws national attention. But finding the web doesn’t prevent Nils from getting caught in it. Just when his safety is most in peril, his personal life takes an unexpected twist, facing its own snarl of surprise and deception.

In The Shallows, Goldman delves into the threat of dark history repeating itself while delivering another page-turner with his signature pace, humor, and richly drawn characters.

New York Times bestselling author MATT GOLDMAN is a playwright and Emmy Award-winning television writer for SeinfeldEllen, 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.

No tickets necessary, just come a little early for a good seat.

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
36 Water St
Excelsior, MN 55331
The Shallows: A Nils Shapiro Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250191311
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Forge Books - June 4th, 2019

Gone to Dust: A Detective Nils Shapiro Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765391308
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Forge Books - May 2018

Broken Ice: A Novel (Nils Shapiro #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765391346
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Forge Books - April 30th, 2019