Dead west : a novel / Matt Goldman.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In the words of Lee Child on Gone to Dust, "I want more of Nils Shapiro." New York Times-bestselling and Emmy Award-winning author Matt Goldman happily obliges by bringing the Minneapolis private detective back for another thrilling, standalone adventure in Dead West. Nils Shapiro accepts 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 fiancée'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. Nils quickly suspects that Ebben Mayer's fiancée was murdered, and that Ebben himself may have been the target. As Nils moves into Ebben's inner circle, he discovers that everyone in Ebben's professional life-his agent, manager, a screenwriter, a producer-seem to have dubious motives at best. 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. Rights Catalog Text00"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Nils Shapiro accepts what appears to be an easy, lucrative job: find out if Beverly Mayer's grandson is foolishly throwing away his trust fund in Hollywood in the wake of his fiancée's tragic death. Once Nils arrives in Los Angeles he quickly suspects that Ebben Mayer's fiancée was murdered, and that Ebben himself may have been the target. Moving into Ebben's inner circle, he discovers that everyone in Ebben's professional life-- his agent, manager, a screenwriter, a producer-- seem to have dubious motives at best. 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. -- adapted from jacket
    • Notes:
      "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
      Sequel to: The shallows.
    • ISBN:
      9781250191342
      1250191343
    • Accession Number:
      2020021843
    • Accession Number:
      on1114429474
      1114429474
    • Accession Number:
      fay.709935
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GOLDMAN, M. Dead west : a novel. First edition. [s. l.]: Forge, 2020. ISBN 9781250191342. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709935. Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Goldman M. Dead West : A Novel. First edition. Forge; 2020. Accessed October 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709935
    • APA:
      Goldman, M. (2020). Dead west : a novel (First edition.). Forge.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Goldman, Matt. 2020. Dead West : A Novel. First edition. Nils Shapiro: 4. Forge. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709935.
    • Harvard:
      Goldman, M. (2020) Dead west : a novel. First edition. Forge (Nils Shapiro: 4). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709935 (Accessed: 21 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Goldman, M 2020, Dead west : a novel, First edition., Nils Shapiro: 4, Forge, viewed 21 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Goldman, Matt. Dead West : A Novel. First edition., Forge, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709935.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Goldman, Matt. Dead West : A Novel. First edition. Nils Shapiro: 4. Forge, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709935.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Goldman M. Dead west : a novel [Internet]. First edition. Forge; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 21]. (Nils Shapiro: 4). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.709935

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1

*Starred Review* Private investigator Nils Shapiro's fourth outing (after The Shallows, 2019) takes him to Los Angeles, where Beverly Mayer asks Nils to make certain her grandson, Ebben, isn't squandering his fortune. Nils agrees, thinking a trip to sunny southern California to solve a nonproblem will be a nice break from Minnesota in January. He takes his friend Jameson White along, both as muscle and to get him away from his own troubles. But the investigation turns far more complex when Nils suspects foul play in the recent death of Ebben's fiancée. It seems everyone involved—self-interested Hollywood industry players on several levels—is potentially in danger. Meanwhile, Jameson's attentions are divided between protecting Ebben (and Nils) and dealing with his own issues, while Nils worries his status as a happily affianced new father means he may be losing his edge. Goldman continues to please with interesting twists, great peripheral characters, insights into specific communities, and enough peril to keep readers turning pages past bedtime. Offer this to fans of lone wolves finding their pack, readers who love L.A. settings, and private investigators both amateur and professional. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 March #5

In bestseller Goldman's excellent third mystery featuring Minneapolis PI Nils Shapiro (after 2019's The Shallows), Beverly Mayer, a grumpy matriarch, hires Nils to check on her grown grandson, Ebben, who she believes is wasting his time in the movie business. Ebben, whose fiancée has just died, is trying to launch a creator-focused studio, but Nils suspects that Ebben's fiancée was murdered and that Ebben himself might have been the target. Along with his good friend Jameson White—a nurse and former athlete fighting inner demons after being on shift during a school shooting—Nils dives into the L.A. scene, meeting mysterious East European mobsters, attractive screenwriters, powerful agents, and plenty of others who might have wanted to kill Ebben. Goldman wisely keeps the Hollywood satire to a minimum, focusing instead on the actual detective work, the very real dangers Nils faces, and emotionally grueling issues Jameson is attempting to process. Goldman takes a classic trope—a working-class private detective set loose in Hollywood—and squeezes enough originality out of it to make for a dazzling tale. Agent: Jennifer Weltz, Jean V. Naggar Literary. (June)

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