Dragony Rising: Notable 100 Indie by Shelf-Unbound

Dragony Rising, book five  in the Frank Nagler Mystery Series has been named a Notable 100 Indie Book by Shelf Unbound.


Follow this link to the entire list of winners.


NEW: All the Frank Nagler Mysteries are available at Book and Puppet Co. on the Square in Downtown Easton, Pa.

Dragony Rising is the most complex book in the series as Ironton, N.J. Detective Frank Nagler and his allies must discover who blew up a couple blocks of downtown. It is a story that shines a light on the city’s history and exposes actions that intend to bring the city to ruin.

What reviewers have said:

“This is the 5th book of the mystery series. In this book, detective Nagler who has a conscience and ethics from ancient times, follows clues to uncover corruption and crimes in NJ. The book is well-written and will keep you turning pages to try and find out how the latest unexpected twist develops.”


“A very well written and highly engaging book that sucked me in right away. The author masterfully crafted a fast paced and very realistic crime story. If you are into crime drama or mysteries, this book is a must! Well done…well done indeed!”

Kirkus Reviews: “Daigle’s series, in which the decaying Ironton is as rich a character as Frank, continues with this epic installment. The plot distills motifs that have hijacked American discourse for several years…  This crackling series installment provides a wide-angle shot of society and generations in conflict.”

Read the other award-winning Frank Nagler Mysteries:

“A Game Called Dead” was named a Runner-Up in the Shelf Unbound 2016 Best Indie Book contest.

“The Weight of Living” was awarded First Place for mysteries in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Award contest;

Named A Notable 100 Book, Shelf Unbound 2018 Indie Book Awards;

Named a Distinguished Favorite, 2018 Independent Press Awards.

Named a Distinguished Favorite in the 2018 Big NYC Book Contest.

Named a Finalist in the 2019 Book Excellence Awards.

Named A Gold Star Award winner in the 2020 Elite Choice Book Awards

Named a Book Award Winner in 2021 by Maincraft Media Fiction Book Awards

“The Red Hand” was named a Distinguished Favorite in the 2019 Big NYC Book Contest

Named Second Place winner for mysteries in the 2019 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards

Named a Notable 100 Book in the 2019 Shelf Unbound Indie Book Awards

Named a Distinguished Favorite  in the 2020 Independent Press Awards

A Nominee in the 2020 TopShelf Book Awards

Named A Gold Star Award winner in the 2020 Elite Choice Book Awards

Kirkus Pro Page: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/r/my-pro/

Buy the books here:

Dragony: Amazon.com: Dragony Rising: A Frank Nagler Novel – Book 5: 9781944653231: Daigle, Michael Stephen: Books

Dragony Rising: A Frank Nagler Novel – Book 5 by Michael Stephen Daigle, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

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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