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: ‘You Were Never Here’

Frank Nagler Book 5 is on the way. This story follows THE WEIGHT OF LIVING. The key elements: A destructive fire that ruins a section  of downtown Ironton, N.J. The request by a police cadet that Nagler open a cold … Continue reading

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RED HAND interview with Steve Miletto

Thanks Steve. My interview with Steven Miletto on writing and THE RED HAND, https://teachinglearningleadingk12.podbean.com/e/michael-s-daigle-discusses-creating-characters-writing-and-his-latest-thriller-the-red-hand-302/ From Steve: The interview is now published on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Stitcher, the Education Podcast Network, VoicEd Radio (Canada), and a … Continue reading

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Five-Star summer reading: The Frank Nagler Mysteries

Thanks to the readers and fans of the Frank Nagler Mysteries for this deluge of 5-star reviews. Kirkus Reviews: “One of modern fiction’s expertly drawn detectives.”   THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY. Why are an old swamp, a burning factory and … 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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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 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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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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