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Matt Goldman for "Broken Ice"

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Join SubText Books on Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Matt Goldman for his latest, "Broken Ice." 

In the words of Lee Child on Gone to Dust, “I want more of Nils Shapiro.” Emmy Award-winning author Matt Goldman happily obliges by bringing the Minneapolis private detective back for another thrilling adventure in Broken Ice. New fans will also be able to enjoy this page-turning and suspenseful trip from the longtime Minnesota resident and Emmy award-winning TV writer and producer. 

Nils Shapiro has been hired to find missing Linnea Engstrom, a teenager from the small northern hockey town of Warroad, Minnesota. Most of Warroad is in Minneapolis for the state high school hockey tournament, and Linnea never returned from last night’s game. Linnea’s friend Haley Housch is also missing—and soon found dead. After Nils is shot through the arm with an arrow at the Haley Housch crime scene, only the quick work of medical examiner Char Northagen saves Nil’s life. 

Nils should be in the hospital recovering from his near-fatal injury, but he knows that the clock is ticking. Linnea could be anywhere, and someone doesn’t want her found. Is Linnea a victim, or is she playing a dangerous game? As bodies start piling up, the clues lead Nils north to Warroad, a small, quiet town with many secrets to hide.

Goldman, whose television credits include Seinfeld, the Ellen series, and more (most recently Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), once again uses his talents for storytelling, character-building, and dialogue to create a memorable, irreverent PI named Nils Shapiro who explores the cold winter landscape to solve a twisted tale.

About Matt Goldman:
Matt Goldman is a playwright and Emmy Award-winning television writer for SeinfeldEllen, and others. He won an Emmy Award for his work on Wizards of Waverly Place, and was nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award for his work on Seinfeld. Goldman brings his signature storytelling abilities and light touch to his debut novel Gone to Dust. He began his career as a stand-up comedian while attending the University of Minnesota before moving to Los Angeles to write full-time. Visit him at or follow him @goldman_matthew.

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