New review of ‘A Game Called Dead’

Thanks, Alex Parker-Magyar of the New Jersey Hills Media Group.

From the review:

In “The Swamps of Jersey,” Nagler uncovers widespread corruption in Ironton. The Ironton of “A Game Called Dead” has begun to rebound economically, and its residents are beginning to speak out against the status quo. Against this backdrop, Nagler is tasked with finding the person who viciously assaulted a pair of female college students in their dorm room.

Nagler finds himself chasing a killer the likes of which he has never encountered, a terrorist who identifies himself as #ARMAGEDDON. The killer has transferred his acts from a violent video game popular among local college students into the real streets of Ironton.

As Daigle says, “Every death is both a clue and a warning.”

“It’s a game. The game isn’t just the title, the story itself is a game. You’ve got the players and you’ve got the rules.”

“It’s a matter of following who is changing the rules, and who is the last person to change the rules,” Daigle says. “The funnel gets narrower and narrower until they both meet.”

Upcoming event:

I’ll be joining authors Jeffrey Somers and Michael Ransom for the discussion of “Plot Twists and Red Herrings” at the Parsippany Main Library, 449 Halsey Road from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday June 4.

The event is co-sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter.

To register, visit of call 973-887-5150, ext. 209.


“A Game Called Dead” is the second Frank Nagler Mystery, following “The Swamps of Jersey.” (2014), both published by Imzadi Publishing of Tulsa.

Available at:





Bobby’s News and Gifts, 618 Main Street, Boonton.

The Clinton Book Shop, 12 E. Main Street, Clinton.

Sparta Books, 29 Theatre Center, Sparta.

For information on independent book sellers visit,

The books are also available at the at the following libraries: Morris County Library; Somerset County Library System; Bernardsville Public Library; Hunterdon County Public Library; Mount Olive Public Library;  Phillipsburg; Warren County, Franklin branch; Mount Arlington; Wharton; Dover; Hackettstown;  Clark, and the Ramsey library, as part of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System.


About michaelstephendaigle

I have been writing most of my life. I am the author of the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery series. "The Swamps of Jersey (2014); "A Game Called Dead" (2016) -- a Runner-Up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Indie Author Contest; and "The Weight of Living" (2017) -- First Place winner for Mysteries in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest.
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