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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.

A short reading of THE RED HAND (by me!?)

I was asked to record a short section from THE RED HAND for Authors Read Podcast. Thanks to the group for the opportunity. Here are the links: https://castbox.fm/episode/Episode-50%3A-Michael-Steven-Daigle-reads-from-The-Red-Hand-id1872281-id279422546?country=us https://authorsreadpodcast.wordpress.com/2020/06/26/episode-50-michael-steven-daigle-reads-from-the-red-hand/ https://www.facebook.com/Authors-Read-Podcast-264076417455140/ What I learned from this is that I won’t be … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Feeding the Leopard’

I have begun reviewing books on Reedsy Discovery at the behest of my friend Arthur Turfa. https://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Turfa/e/B00YJ9LNOA%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share. I receive an ARC of an upcoming work. Here is a link to my review of L.T. Kay’s “Feeding the Leopard,” an energetic … Continue reading

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Five-star review for THE WEIGHT OF LIVING

Thanks, Arthur Turfa for this new 5-star review of THE WEIGHT OF LIVING  A Frank Nagler Mystery.   5Stars: “The author avoids sensationalism here. As dark as the plot gets, what stands out, as usual, are the characters and dialogue. … Continue reading

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Stealing tips; Boston, 1973

I was still some white guy underperforming my way through life and he was a black kid carrying more weight than I ever would. And I still had the advantage.   I found myself in Boston in 1973, having turned … Continue reading

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Dane Petersen’s reading of THE RED HAND: Wow

I have been asked why I don’t record audio versions of my own Frank Nagler Mysteries. It’s because of people like Dane Petersen. https://danepetersen.com/ Dane read and produced the newly released Audiobook of THE RED HAND, the fourth Frank Nagler … Continue reading

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The shriek

The shriek tore open the void Like lightening rips a dark sky Like a million souls unleashing the scream of a thousand years That carries the wounded rage of us. Did you see them? The faces. Eyes teared and bloody … Continue reading

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THE RED HAND now available as Audiobook

The Audiobook version of THE RED HAND is finally available. Thanks to Imzadi Publishing for, shall we say, reminding ACX (Amazon) that the book should be released. Thanks also to Dane Peterson for recording and producing this version. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Chains

We locked ourselves up; always have. In ships, in ghettos, in little boxes. Small spaces in which we can not breathe Spaces in which we die. Divided by faces and beliefs, voices and dances. My people would not do that. … Continue reading

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New 5-star review for THE RED HAND–Many thanks!

The prose is crisp and delectable and the overall writing featuring descriptions that pull readers into a dark wave sweeping through a city. The chilling story is fast-paced, twisty, and with the potential to hold readers awake throughout the night. … Continue reading

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A newspaper life

I miss the newspaper business. I spent half my life there. So when a story as big as Covid-19 shows up, I want to be in on the reporting. I want to be leaning over a desk with three or … Continue reading

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