Novelist Matt Goldman

Set in our beloved Beaufort, Carolina Moonset, the thrilling new mystery novel from New York Times bestselling author Matt Goldman, will be published on Tuesday, May 31. At 5:00 p.m. that evening, Beaufort Bookstore (2127 Boundary Street, Suite 15) will host an in-person visit with the author, presented in partnership with the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center. Goldman will be interviewed by Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt, who also reviewed Carolina Moonset for the Charleston Post and Courier.

Books will be available for sale and signing. Please contact the bookstore to reserve your seat for this free event: 843-525-1066. The author conversation will also be live-streamed on the Conroy Center’s Facebook page.

The author of the bestselling Nils Shapiro mystery series, Matt Goldman is also a playwright and an Emmy Award-winning television writer for Seinfeld, Ellen, and other shows.



About Carolina Moonset
“A compelling story of how the past is never the past… I loved this book.”—William Kent Krueger

“A perfect blend of light touch and dark story.”—Lee Child

“Sharp wit, complex characters, and masterful plotting makes Goldman a writer to watch.”—Harlan Coben

Joey Green has returned to Beaufort to look after his ailing father, who is succumbing to dementia, while his overstressed mother takes a break. Marshall Green’s short-term memory has all but evaporated, but, as if in compensation, his oldest memories are more vivid than ever. His mind keeps slipping backwards in time, retreating into long-ago yesterdays of growing up in Beaufort as a boy.

At first this seems like a blessing, with the past providing a refuge from a shrinking future, but Joey grows increasingly anxious as his father’s hallucinatory arguments with figures from his youth begin to hint at deadly secrets, scandals, and suspicions long buried and forgotten. Resurfacing from decades past are mysteries that still have the power to shatter lives―and change everything Joey thought he knew. Especially when a new murder brings the police to his door.

Learn more about Beaufort Bookstore at

Learn more about the Pat Conroy Literary Center at