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‘The Weight of Living’ named Finalist in Book Excellence Awards

I got this notice today, and I’m thrilled to announce it: “It is with great pleasure to announce that THE WEIGHT OF LIVING has been selected as a Book Excellence Award Finalist for the Mystery category. There were hundreds of … Continue reading

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‘The Red Hand’ is published, available now

What do we know This: Six women gone. Not gone. Gone could be voluntary. They were taken. Things move quickly. “The Red Hand,” the fourth book in the Frank Nagler Mystery series can be ordered TODAY. My thanks to the … Continue reading

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Three days till new Frank Nagler: ‘The Red Hand,’ out July 4

Can an old-style detective story capture a modern audience? It can if it is filled with characters that resonate, has a love story for the ages, settings that carry weight and is layered with issues that raise the story above … Continue reading

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Release date for ‘The Red Hand’: July 4

It’s gritty, moving, probably confounding, and it will be released July 4. “The Red Hand,” the latest Frank Nagler Mystery has a release date. Details will be available soon on how to pre-order a copy. In the meantime, catch up … Continue reading

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The year of disease

The roses bloomed and died while I was gone, Dozens, a wall of glorious crimson, grabbing light; Bursting, then all at once browning, fading, but having lived. Petals drifting to the cold soil, crushed, dry bones of rebirth. We burst, … Continue reading

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Coming soon: ‘The Red Hand,’ A New Frank Nagler Mystery

So, it’s off the publisher after an editorial scrubbing. “The Red Hand,” the latest Frank Nagler Mystery, is now in the final steps as my publisher Imzadi Publishing, readies the manuscript for release. No publication date has been set, but … Continue reading

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Walking upright while bent over

The last thing I said to the surgical nurse was that I would be very unhappy if I awoke missing my left arm and still having a left kidney. That was said in response to the purple mark on my … Continue reading

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The evolution of the Frank Nagler Mysteries: A couple samples from early versions.

The Frank Nagler Mystery series began with a small police blog item in a newspaper years ago. Soon, I began to write a series of short sketches to build out the story. I must have written four or five, each … Continue reading

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Reading and discussion 1 p.m., May 11 at Independence library

I will be at the Independence branch of the Warren County Library at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11 for a reading and discussion about the Frank Nagler Mysteries and other writing topics, including the new book in the series, “The … Continue reading

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New 5-star review for ‘The Weight of Living’

New 5-star Goodreads review of “The Weight of Living:” “What a great read! A complex plot in a gloomy setting with characters honed to perfection. Detective Frank Nagler is one of those characters that could be real; intuitive, dedicated, but … Continue reading

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