Category Archives: Fiction

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

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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THE RED HAND: Distinguished Favorite in 2020 Independent Press Awards

When we writers sit down to compose a story, we hope we will write the best story possible with the material at hand. Then we hope other people like it. Sometimes that notice comes in the form of awards. So … Continue reading

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THE RED HAND a 2020 Top Shelf Book Awards nominee

THE RED HAND, the fourth Frank Nagler Mystery is a nominee for the 2020 Top Shelf Books Awards. The multi-award winning book has been named: Distinguished Favorite in the 2019 Big NYC Book Contest; Second Place winner for mysteries in … Continue reading

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Deacon Merrill’s diary: The Great Emptying of 1865

This is from an WIP called THE YEAR THE WORLD CAME TO MOUINT JENSEN, MAINE, about the fate of a small lake community.   Max and Emma Jensen are visiting Gramma Merrill to ask about an event they had read … Continue reading

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The days before Monday

Just last week I watched as a high school quarterback threw a football in a perfect spiral to a player sprinting down the sidelines. Their echoed, joyous, “Oh, yeah” split the hollow space of the cement stadium. This week, they … Continue reading

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It’s a striving world, this thing is

It’s a striving world, this thing is, A place of pushing and pulling, A get outta my way place, An I’m right, you’re wrong place That leaves us yelling from across the road Like a couple of squabbling chickens.   … Continue reading

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On a computer near you: A .99 cent ebook sale (for a limited time only)

With the upcoming release of the audiobook version of THE RED HAND, the fourth Frank Nagler Mystery, Imzadi Publishing has placed the four award-winning books on sale. The ebook versions are available for .99 each. https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Stephen-Daigle/e/B00P5WBOQC UPDATE: My publisher, Imzadi … Continue reading

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Kirkus Review campaign for THE RED HAND

Kirkus Reviews has a campaign in support of THE RED HAND, the fourth Frank Nagler Mystery, including a feature profile:   The link: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/news-and-features/articles/michael-stephen-daigle/.   From the profile, written by Rhett Morgan: “Daigle paints such a convincing picture because in all … Continue reading

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When iron was king

They’re not called the Iron Hills for nothing. Underneath the modern subdivisions, warehouses, shopping centers, highways and buildings that hold the companies and schools, and offices of all types, are the iron mines. And snaking through the parks and steep … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to Frank Nagler Mystery No. 5

With an audio book version of THE RED HAND well underway – look for it in possibly March – I’ve turned my attention to the untitled fifth book in the Frank Nagler Mystery series. I have written a few scenes, … Continue reading

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