Category Archives: Fiction

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

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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Fun radio interview on ‘The Red Hand’

Thanks to friend Georjean Trinkle for the opportunity to speak about the Frank Nagler  Mysteries on her Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Internet Radio show, “Hot in Hunterdon.” Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/hotinhunterdon/videos/2633230310063771. Look for an audio book  version of “The … Continue reading

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YouTube trailers for the Frank Nagler Mysteries

We are preparing an audio version of the latest Frank Nagler Mystery, THE RED HAND. Look for it in Spring 2020. I have been fortunate that my publisher Imzadi Publishing of Tulsa, Ok., has supported these books with ads and … Continue reading

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Saying thanks when hard work paid off

The hardest part of writing at times is knowing too much. In the case of THE RED HAND, the Frank Nagler Mystery series prequel, that was surely the case. I had written three books about Frank Nagler, Ironton. N.J., and … Continue reading

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Kirkus Review of THE RED HAND: ‘One of modern fiction’s expertly drawn detectives.’

It’s been quite a week for THE RED HAND. A couple of awards, and an unexpectedly strong review from Kirkus Reviews. I’m humbled and thrilled. Thanks to all.   From the Kirkus Review: “This dense, engrossing prequel illuminates why Frank … Continue reading

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‘The Red Hand’ named a Distinguished Favorite in the 2019 NYC Big Book Awards

THE RED HAND, my fourth Frank Nagler Mystery, was named a Distinguished Favorite in the 2019 New York City Big Book Awards contest . This is the third book in the series to honored with an award. My thanks to the … Continue reading

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The flag of his father

“It was a confession, a release of some life-long burden, words left there for all to see, cast into the wind, set free; I wondered as I read it if the son’s soul felt lighter as he walked away.”   … Continue reading

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The kid kicking stones and the old man and the rope

The kid kicked the stones along the shady dirt path. It seemed like the thing to do. Sometimes he kicked them toward a tree, sometimes toward a puddle, sometimes just straight down the road to see how far he could … Continue reading

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