Category Archives: Fiction

This is where I will post samples of stories I am working on, or other stuff, as I see fit.

Nagler 5: Who or what is the Dragony, and what’s with the bread knife?

The self-named “Dragony” is a shadowy organization that may be behind  the bombing of downtown Ironton, N.J.  It also might be the reason that several of its suspected members keep dying. So who are they and what are they up … Continue reading

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5-star review of ‘The Swamps of Jersey:’ Add Frank Nagler to the crime fiction honor roll.

Thanks Henry Chamberlain for this fabulous review! 5.0 out of 5 stars Detective Frank Nagler has earned a place among the best detectives in crime fiction Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2021 Detective Frank Nagler can join Sam … Continue reading

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A review: ‘The Fiddler in the Night’ Spare prose tells story of love, loneliness and redemption

Arcadia is a spare land, heavy with silence and distance, a misfit place. In that space author Christian Fennell places his tale, “The Fiddler in the Night,” a story that aches with loneliness, love and loss, but drips with blood. … Continue reading

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Nagler 5: ‘The Dragony, she be a many tentacled thing’

The search for the bombers who destroyed downtown Ironton takes on a new direction. “Boonton Police. Captain Dan Thomson. “Captain,  hello. Frank Nagler from Ironton. Have a question about your cadet Mahala Dixon. How’d she get approved with her juvie … Continue reading

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Nagler 5: Jimmy Dawson: ‘Follow the money’

In the fifth book in the series, a WIP, Detective Frank Nagler is investigating a long-running real estate scam that has led to several deaths in Ironton, N.J, Here us part of how scam worked. Reporter Jimmy Dawson presents a … Continue reading

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A review: ‘The Vitruvian Heir, Book I: The Unraveling,’ by L.S. Kilroy

The Vitruvian Heir, Book I: The Unraveling by L.S. Kilroy – Reviewed by Michael Daigle | Reedsy Discovery Took a chance on a genre I usually don’t read, steampunk. An entertaining and at times adventurous story. “The Vitruvian Heir, Book … Continue reading

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Nagler 5: How Dover, N.J. became Ironton, N.J.

The Frank Nagler Mysteries are set in a fictional city called Ironton, N.J. It is based in the actual town of Dover, N.J., in Morris County. For nearly two centuries Dover was the center of an important iron manufacturing industry … Continue reading

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Nagler 5: What’s with the white van?

The story so far: An explosion destroyed a couple blocks of Downtown Ironton, N.J. Detective Frank Nagler, newly reinstated, checks in with Lt. Maria Ramirez. Then they find a white van.   “For weeks downtown had been filled with the … Continue reading

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Nagler 5: Lauren, Maria, Destiny and the Dragon Associates

Some of the plot issues in the new Frank Nagler story come together. It was always gray, the ghetto was; dim, shadowed by the rocky face of Swedes Hill whose eastern ridge marked the spot in Ironton where the coal … Continue reading

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Nagler 5 title: ‘Dwell in the places of our horrors.’ From this scene

The gray edge of dusk chased the sunlight across the grassy expanse of the Locust Street Cemetery, a burning streak of light between. Silence, windless, settled. Frank Nagler knelt to adjust the flower vase at his wife’s grave, his shoulders … Continue reading

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