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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.

Kirkus Review of ‘The Weight of Living’: ‘An involving thriller with a memorable protagonist’

From the positive KIRKUS REVIEW of the third Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living.” The book was awarded a First Place for Mysteries in the Royal Dragonfly 2017 Book Award Contest.   “An involving thriller with a memorable protagonist.” … Continue reading

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Take what you need

Everything falls And nothing fits back together. We stand in the pile, puzzled, hands filled with the broken pieces, Some of which are not even ours. The piles spill together, mingling at the edges. When everything falls, we try to … Continue reading

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5-start review for ‘Who Shot the Smart Guy at the Blackboard?”: ‘One of the best short stories I’ve read’

Found this 5-star review of my quick-hit short story, “Who Shot the Smart Guy at the Blackboard?” Thanks for reading the story  and taking the time to post the review.   5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the best short … Continue reading

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Hey, Ma! I’m on the TV

Here is an interview I did for “Breakfast with the Boss” on RVNT-TV in Mount Laurel.  Thanks to Herb Palmer for arranging the interview with Keith Reynolds.   https://radiovisionnetwork.sharefile.com/share/view/s162f41ba70f4f6d8   We spoke about my newspaper days and writing the Frank … Continue reading

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‘Exquisite tension’: A 5-star review of ‘The Weight of Living’

My thanks to writer Reyna Favis for a penetrating 5-star review of the third Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living.” Reyna is the author of two fun and involving thrillers about paranormal investigations conducted by the unlikely team of … Continue reading

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Ode to joy

I don’t know what the singers are saying as they jockey the German around, I just get lost in the sound. They stand heroically, and sway with joyful importance as the swirling strings soar and tympani roll and bassoons pump … Continue reading

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Christmas ball

The rain-smeared lights dripped along the dark glass, the reds and greens, blues and yellows running, Annie thought, like angels’ tears; beyond, in the street a few cars huffed at the stop light and then burst away, swallowed by the … Continue reading

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‘This is the time of small men:’ The battle at the heart of the Frank Nagler Mysteries

At the heart of the Frank Nagler mysteries is the battle between them that’s got and them that ain’t. Detective Frank Nagler, and his faithful crew: Lauren Fox, Jimmy Dawson, Leonard, Del Williams and the community center kids, take on … Continue reading

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Certificate of Excellence in Literature

Got my certificate. A Certificate of Excellence in Literature. (Really? Really.) It is an honor. Thanks to the judges at the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Award contest for recognizing my mystery, “The Weight of Living” with a FIRST PLACE AWARD … Continue reading

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Things never said

There is something about the things that were never said That linger in the hollows of memory, carving silence, The things we say to ourselves, Putting dreams to words and wishes. Somewhere the lonely coldly sit, And children with distant … Continue reading

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