Category Archives: Sally Ember

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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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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The Great Emptying aftermath. WIP: ‘Mount Jensen’

The injured voices will always fill the night, the child will always need succor. Who among us will harden their hearts when the cry comes? Whose will soften? There will come a time when your answer stares back at you. … 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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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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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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When the world burned

Unseasoned daffodils push sampling shoots into the air. Do they wonder why they have been summoned so early, Ask why there was no frost to hold them sleeping for just a few weeks more? Will they understand when their pale … 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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