Michael Stephen Daigle
- A mechanical murder
- Who killed the smart guy at the blackboard?
- An old story with meaning
- Happy Independence Day. Celebrate!
- The gospel according to Oswald: ‘It ain’t about dreams, and peace, just about war until the end.’
- The start of a new Nagler book. Maybe. Possibly. It’s a mystery.
- An audience of one
- Reading at Mouintainside, N.J., Library at 1 p.m. Saturday (June 17)
Author Archives: michaelstephendaigle
A Facebook discussion about Alexa linked appliances led to this. I couldn’t help it. “May…I…help…you?” Detective Ironman scowled. I hate computer generated voices, he thought. Somewhere in that house is a laser reader pointed at the door connected to an … Continue reading
While at the BooksNJ2017 festival, mystery author David Brown and I wandered a little off topic during our session on sidekicks. He tossed out this line: So a story could be about who killed the smart guy at the blackboard. Taking … Continue reading
I was poking around my computer and came upon this story. It’s four years old. But it seemed to carry meaning in these days of have and have-nots. It’s called “The Rhythm of Difference.” A sample: I was born into … Continue reading
Happy Independence Day!! “We are a nation that was born arguing. It is what we do best and it is what separates us from all the other nations. So revel in our raised voices, find joy in the sound … Continue reading
This is from a novel, a work in progress called “That time the world visited Mount Jensen, Maine.” It is a generational story about a small town under the pressure from rich developers, the internal conflicts of residents, both new … Continue reading
I think this is the opening to the next Frank Nagler book, the one after “The Weight of Living.” I’ve been struggling with how to get into the next one, and after some false starts, this seems to work. Maybe. Things change, … Continue reading
Her name was Sandy and she was the only other person in the room. This was the Mountainside Public Library on Saturday where the kind folks who run the library has scheduled a reading for me. They had placed a … Continue reading
I’ll be reading from and discussing the Frank Nagler Mysteries at the Mountainside Public Library in Mountainside, N.J. at 1 p.m. Saturday. (June 17) “The Swamps of Jersey,” “A Game Called Dead,” and the new one, “The Weight of Living,” … Continue reading
Thunder rumbles like distant gun fire, A broken heart sighs behind a smiling face. An old woman’s shaky letters cry for life and love, Words full of times and weariness, rest that has not come. Birds dance in the rain, … Continue reading