Here’s a chance to jump into the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery series.
For the next five days, Jan 10 to 14, the third Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living,” will be available as a free download on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00P5WBOQC.
Thanks to my publisher, Imzadi Publishing, for the promotion.
Please download a copy, (IT’S FREE) and if you do, please leave a review. Each one helps. Thank you in advance.
“The Weight of Living:” A young girl is found in a grocery store Dumpster on a cold March night wearing just shorts and a tank top. She does not speak to either Detective Frank Nagler, the social worker called to the scene, or later to a nun, who is an old friend of Nagler’s.
What appears to be a routine search for the girl’s family turns into a generational hell that drags Nagler into an examination of a decades old death of a young girl, and the multi-state crime enterprise of the shadow ringmaster, named “Tank” by Nagler.
The deeper Nagler looks, the more he and his companions are endangered, until the shocking climax that leaves Nagler questioning his actions to both solve the crimes and heal his damaged soul.
The story is entangled, deeply involving and holds an emotional grip.
“The Weight of Living” (2017) was awarded FIRST PLACE for Mysteries in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Contest; was named a NOTABLE 100 Book in the 2018 Shelf Unbound Indie Book Contest; was named a DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE in the 2018 Independent Press Awards, and a DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE in the 2018 Big NYC Book Contest.
A reviewer noted the exquisite tension between good and evil. Character Del Williams says, “You see how deep the poison goes, how strong is the wrong in what they doin’ and your soul cries out for justice and you just wanna bring ‘em down.”
Kirkus Review said: “Daigle has done an admirable job of portraying the evolutions of Frank (Nagler) and the hometown that he loves and protects. An involving thriller with a memorable protagonist.”
The Nagler books:
“The Swamps of Jersey” (2014) is a broad and wide story about political corruption and murder.
Nagler is called out on stormy night to investigate the report of a dead woman in the Old Iron Bog. It is the first in a chain of events that set the hard-luck city of Ironton, N.J. on edge. Besides the possible murder, the city was flooded when a week-long storm settled in and wrecked homes, businesses, and streets, and Nagler is trying to make sense of a series of letters that claim to expose theft of city funds, except they are so incomplete he wonders if it is really so.
Then there is Lauren Fox, a woman sent to Ironton to jump-start economic development. She and Nagler are attracted to one another and begin to become serious just before she leaves town without an explanation. Nagler was an emotional recluse following the death of his wife years before. They had been childhood sweethearts, and her death crushed Nagler.
“The Swamps of Jersey” is available as an audio book at:
and at iTunes.com.
The book was read and produced by Lee Alan, a 35-year professional voice actor, artist, writer, composer, producer and published author.
According to his website, he is a Peabody Award Nominee, winner of 14 Silver Microphone Awards and a former ABC Radio and Television performer, program executive.
His site: http://www.leealancreative.com/.
The story of Frank Nagler picks up two years after “Swamps” in “A Game Called Dead” (2016)
Ironton, N.J., is still a city struggling with its economic and rebuilding troubles, but new heroes emerge. Meanwhile a break-in at the local college leaves two women badly beaten, and one later dies. Following a series of criminal acts in the city, claimed by mystery man #ARMAGEDDON, including several that damage the book store owned by Leonard, Nagler’s friend, the story takes on a sinister twist. The title comes from the students’ name for a video game that has taken on a real-world life. They call it “A Game Called Dead.”
The story is tense and propulsive.
“A Game Called Dead,” (2016) was named a Runner-Up in the Shelf Unbound 2016 Indie Book Contest.