Mystery Writers of America - Allen Eskens, Matt Goldman - 04/29/2020 - 11:00am

Mystery Writers of America


Presented in partnership with The Loft Literary Center's WordPlay, mystery writers Allen Eskens and Matt Goldman talk about their new novels. Join us on Crowdcast at:


Veteran mystery writers, Matt Goldman (Dead West) and Allen Eskens (Nothing More Dangerous), give fans the goods with their latest. Secrets hushed up, loyalties lie, plots twist and there is always more than meets the eye in these new page-turners from masters of the craft. In this conversation moderated by the president of the midwest chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, Kristen Lepionka.

Allen Eskens

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Allen Eskens is the bestselling author of The Life We BuryThe Guise of AnotherThe Heavens May FallThe Deep Dark DescendingThe Shadows We Hide, and Nothing More Dangerous. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Minnesota Book Award, Rosebud Award (Left Coast Crime), and Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar® Award, Thriller Award, and Anthony Award. His books have been translated into 26 languages.


Allen has a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from Hamline University. After law school, he studied creative writing in the M.F.A. program at Minnesota State University-Mankato, as well as the Loft Literary Center and the Iowa Summer Writer’s Festival. Allen grew up on the hills of central Missouri. He now lives with his wife, Joely, in greater Minnesota where he recently retired after practicing criminal law for 25 years.

Recent Book
Nothing More Dangerous

Matt Goldman

Matt Goldman

Matt Goldman is a playwright and Emmy Award-winning television writer for Seinfeld, Ellen, and other shows. He brings his signature storytelling abilities and light touch to his Nils Shapiro series, which begins with Gone to Dust. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, pets, and whichever children happen to be around.

Recent Book
Dead West