Tag Archives: Michael Stephen Daigle

Looking ahead to Frank Nagler Mystery No. 5

With an audio book version of THE RED HAND well underway – look for it in possibly March – I’ve turned my attention to the untitled fifth book in the Frank Nagler Mystery series. I have written a few scenes, … Continue reading

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Seeking that one cleansing moment that never comes

I was born during the Korean Conflict, but was too young by a long shot to understand that situation. The first world crisis that truly scared me to death was the Cuban Missile Crisis. The news film of U.S. and … 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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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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‘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 flag of his father

“It was a confession, a release of some life-long burden, words left there for all to see, cast into the wind, set free; I wondered as I read it if the son’s soul felt lighter as he walked away.”   … Continue reading

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Ironton, N.J., like Easton, Pa. undergoes changes. Come to the Easton Book Festival Friday to Sunday

One of the key “characters” in the Frank Nagler Mysteries is the city of Ironton, N.J. The old mill town has seen ups and downs, corrupt politicians and bad business deals. The changes are both background and motivation for Ironton … Continue reading

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I don’t want to remember

I don’t want to remember 9/11. I don’t want to remember Sandy Hook, or El Paso or Dayton or Orlando, Charlotte, Cupertino, Las Vegas or the Texas bell tower. I don’t want to remember Beirut, Flight 103, Pearl Harbor. I … Continue reading

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Max meets Emma: WIP, ‘The year the world came to Mount Jensen, Maine.’

She slouched into her clothes like the cloth was air. The open neck of her oversized t-shirt slipped from bare shoulder to bare shoulder like water spilling over shore rocks, each wave gentle and cleansing. She was leaning over the … Continue reading

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