Parsippany Library event March 1

I’ll be presenting  a session on writing and the Frank Nagler Mysteries at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Library on March 1.

The event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library, 449 Halsey Road.

Thanks to Kerri Jones for setting up this event.

My thanks also to Christina Williams of the Warren County Library Northeast Branch in Independence for setting up the recent event there.

It was a well-attended session, and thanks to the audience for a spirited discussion.


The Frank Nagler Mysteries:

 “The Swamps of Jersey” tells the story Ironton, N.J, Detective Frank Nagler, who must sort out the murder of a young woman, allegations of political corruption, a hint that the city’s famous serial killer may have a copycat, and the disappearance of his girlfriend. The story opens at the end of a weeklong tropical storm that wrecked the distressed city.


“A Game Called Dead,” is the sequel to “The Swamps of Jersey,” the first Frank Nagler Mystery.

Nagler is called to investigate the brutal attack on two women at the local college. It begins a tale of urban terror, much of which seems to be directed at Nagler and his associates.

The story introduces the mysterious terrorist #ARMEGEDDON, who taunts the police from cyberspace.

The title comes from the students’ name for a video game that has taken on a real-world life.

It was named a Runner-Up in the Shelf Unbound 2016 Best Indie Book contest.


“The Weight of Living,”  features Nagler’s search for the name and background of a young girl discovered alone in grocery store Dumpster on a cold March night The search leads to a dark family past and death. It also puts Nagler in contact with the manipulative force behind the family’s story, and places Nagler and his close circle in grave danger.

“I tried to imagine as evil a villain as I could, which resulted in finding some of the most damaged characters I have ever created. Nagler’s search is not just for a criminal, but for peace for his victims.”

“The Weight of Living” was awarded FIRST PLACE for Mysteries in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards.

The Frank Nagler books are available at the following New Jersey libraries:

Mountainside; Morris County Library; Somerset County Library System; Bernardsville Public Library; Hunterdon County Public Library; Mount Olive Public Library;  Phillipsburg; Warren County, Franklin branch (Main( and The Northeast Branch (Independence); Mount Arlington; Wharton; Dover; Hackettstown;  Clark, Parsippany and the Ramsey library, as part of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System; The Palmer (Pa.) Branch of the Easton Public Library; Deptford Free Public Library and Franklin Township Library (Gloucester Co.), New Providence Memorial Library.

The Frank Nagler mysteries are available online at:





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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