Nagler 5: DRAGONY RISING is done (finally!)

From the Dawson News Agency

Frank Nagler’s newest story complete;

Author proclaims story is

‘Ripped from the headlines’

Author Michael Stephen Daigle sends


to Imzadi Publishing

By Jimmy Dawson

New Jersey author Michael Stephen Daigle has completed the long-awaited fifth book in the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery series, “Dragony Rising.”

The story finds Ironton. N.J. Detective  Frank Nagler struggling with  the aftermath of an explosion that levels two blocks of downtown Ironton.

The investigation leads Nagler to confront the Dragony, a shadowy organization that has roots in the city’s mining and manufacturing history.

“It  is not an accident that Ironton is a city with a history of mining and manufacturing,” Daigle said exclusively to Dawson News Agency.

“More than in any other of the four previous Nagler Mysteries, Frank is mining his family’s past and its possible clashes with an early version of the Dragony. In this story, Frank digs deeply into his mind, heart and soul for answers.”

“This plot of this story will resonate. It is a story ripped from today’s head lines,” he said.

Daigle also leaked that there are new and surprising roles the women in the series. Both Lauren Fox, the city planner and Frank’s companion, and Lieutenant Maria Ramirez, lead the action of this twisting, complex tale of a city fighting for its life. He advised readers to look for an interesting development involving Frank’s good friend Leonard, and his companion, Calista Knox.

Daigle would say little about the Dragony, except to offer this short piece from the story.

“This is from a crucial scene that  exposes the Dragony for what it is,” Daigle said. “The speaker is one of the leaders: ”

 “Society and its creation, government, at times rot. Such is that time.”

No publication date has been set, Daigle said. “They haven’t even  agreed to publish the book yet,” he added. “Of course,  I did send it to them  only two days ago.”

Catch up with Frank Nagler and his gang and prepare for the arrival of DRAGONY RISING by reading the other four Frank Nagler Mysteries: THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY, A GAME CALLED DEAD, THE WEIGHT OF LIVING and THE RED HAND.

The Weight of Living by Michael Stephen Daigle, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (

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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