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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 Weight of Living:’ A stunning and engrossing meditation of grief and survival

My interview on The Author’s Show podcast will run for three days from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29. The discussion focuses on the creation of the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery, THE WEIGHT OF LIVING.   Link to the Podcast: https://wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow3.html?fbclid=IwAR0zHjdLh62XomD8Cjo63SzuoCMognhi-dvKIDcE9I5Ab-ITZ2Egr3wo59oContinue reading

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‘A substantial book’

A new review: Great Detective Book The Red Hand by Michael Stephen Daigle is a gritty, raw, and enticing murder mystery that features the rookie detective Frank Nagler. This is a prequel to several other books in the series and … 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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Two 5-star reviews for ‘The Red Hand’

“The Red Hand” has received two 5-star reviews. Thanks Reyna and Jim. The reviews: “While reading the previous three books in this mystery series, I often wondered what the young Frank Nagler had been like. In the earlier books, I … 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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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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