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Nagler 5: ‘Waiting for the Lies’

A new sample from Nagler 5, now called “Waiting for the Lies.”   An  explosion  leveled two blocks of downtown Ironton. Lauren Fox, the city planner (and Frank Nagler’s companion,  is charged with determining a redevelopment plan, but sees trouble … Continue reading

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THE RED HAND and THE WEIGHT of LIVING named Gold Star Winners in Elite Choice Book Awards

To my great astonishment, THE RED HAND and THE WEIGHT OF LIVING, both part of the Frank Nagler Mystery series, published by Imzadi Publishing, have each been named a GOLD STAR WINNER by the Elite Choice Book Awards. My thanks … Continue reading

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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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Bob and Emilio discuss Christmas

Bob brushed the cold plastic seat of the park bench before he sat. It was an old habit. He and his grandfather used to sit on the benches on Boston Common and gaze at the lighted trees and absorb the … 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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WIP: Mount Jensen: Max and Emma on the raft

It’s about the edge of things, all this is. “Hey, listen to this,” Max whispered, trying not break the dark beautiful silence of the moonless, starry night. Emma rolled to her side and propped her head upon an elbowed fist. … Continue reading

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‘The Red Hand’ in Martha Nagler’s own words; Two new 5-star reviews

One element of the Frank Nagler Mysteries is the strong women. Lauren Fox, Nagler’s companion in THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY, A GAME CALLED DEAD, and THE WEIGHT OF LIVING; Lt. Maria Ramirez, the do-it-all-cop in A GAME CALLED DEAD and … 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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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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