5 stars for Frank. Thanks, readers

With DRAGONY RISING, the fifth Frank Nagler Mystery on the way, there’s still; time to catch up on the best selling, award winning series.

Here’s some reviews from appreciated readers.

Thanks one and all for reading the books, and for taking the time to  review the story.


Paperback, ebook, audiobook

5.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect but definitely on the right path.

July 26, 2022

My first foray into the work of this novelist and what a [pleasant surprise it was. Challenging conventions, breaking out of the constraints of genre, using the story as a vehicle for so much more. I struggled at times with the descriptive passages and the exposition. The former felt a little contrived, particularly early in the novel and the latter became repetitive at times, but make no mistake, this is a novel which repays the effort to read it. For me, it resonated and, despite its nineteen thirties setting, it was fresh and modern and it insights and challenges were contemporary. I loved it. It’s a cliche, I know, but yes, I would like to read more by this author.


5.0 out of 5 stars Love Me Some Frank Nagler!

Paperback, ebook, audiobook

May 6, 2022

The third book in the series won’t disappoint. Frank Nagler has a serious challenge – he’s the one with the target on his back. He’s not sure why, but “A Game Called Dead” is using the internet to play this game with the seasoned detective in Ironton, N.J. The cruel opening murder scene is only the tip of the iceberg! Well developed and as always, the author keeps you on the edge of the seat!


Paperback, ebook

 May 31, 2022

This book is fast-paced and engaging. What makes this book interesting to read is the tense and emotional scenes and parts that is entertaining. It also has well-developed characters that makes this book more captivating, dark, and yet romantic as well. Overall this book is Descriptive and it’s a good read.


Paperback, ebook, audiobook

5.0 out of 5 stars A rookie detective with heart

 July 23, 2022

There is so many levels to this book which is why I think I enjoyed it greatly. Frank is a newly minted detective on the Ironton force. Ironton is a fictional city which the author describes so well it is nearly another personality in the story. This is part of what I mean by levels of story.
Yes, there is a serial killer on the loose and it is a baffling case. Finding patterns are difficult enough but there is also the obstacle of not finding the bodies! Detective Nagle doesn’t have any super powers. In fact, he isn’t even sure who he can trust but he is determined. He mulls over the slightest aspect, timing, what’s left exposed and what is not. Just the mystery would keep a reader turning pages but then there is discovering the man himself.
I found that although the setting and circumstance are dark (people are dying), the author managed to light it with the good that remains in us. Without giving any spoilers, let me recommend this book if you enjoy good character development, an interweaving of community, politics, bittersweet love stories, redemption, corruption, police work, hungry-for-the story journalists and more.

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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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