5 Star Review for A Game Called Dead!

Check out this great review for Michael Stephen Daigle’s, A Game Called Dead.

This is the second book in the Frank Nagler Mystery series.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2132015768?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

Don’t forget to also check out The Swamps of Jersey and The Weight of Living, the other two books in this series….and the fourth is on the way!

Creating Frank Nagler; ‘Just Come Home’ the prequel

A new Frank Nagler mystery is heading your way!

Michael Stephen Daigle

With a character  like Ironton, N.J.’s Detective Frank Nagler, the subject of three books, the question is how did he get to the spot he is in?  That what I’m try to answer in the prequel to the three mysteries so far. This one of called “Just Come Home.”

It will with luck explain about his wife, Martha, the city of Ironton, the serial killer, Charlie Adams, and Frank.

Here’s a look:

Frank Nagler slipped the blue jacket over his shoulders, and with a shimmy, pulled at the lapels to square it up.

It was Martha’s idea that he needed new clothes for his new job. He would have been happy just to wear his comfortable brown jacket, even if the elbows were shiny, but she insisted. At least he had his old, worn-in shoes.

She had dragged him to Benny’s Menswear where for an hour she had him model suits…

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Imzadi Publishing – New Releases

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00073]It has been a busy busy time for Imzadi Publishing this spring beginning with the release of Marc Cullison’s follow-up novel to The Other Vietnam War: A Helicopter Pilot’s Life in Vietnam, Vietnam Again.

The Other Vietnam War gives the reader some insight into what Marc went through in Vietnam. Not simply the struggles one would expect with experiencing life and death situations but the ethical dilemma’s one would experience as well. It is a truly unique perspective on the Vietnam War.

Vietnam Again takes place 40 years later when out of the blue Marc receive’s a phone call inviting him to accompany other Vietnam Vets on a trip back to the scene of so much trauma and upheaval, back to a place he thought he would never return to…a place he never wanted to return to.

Another fascinating read from Mr. Cullison!

The Weight of LivingThen April was upon us and the release date for the third installment of Michael Stephen Daigle’s Frank Nagler Mystery Series, The Weight of Living was quickly approaching.

This series takes place in Ironton, NJ, a dilapidated old steel town swamp deep in well developed, deep characters that anyone can relate to. Yes, that was a nod to The Swamps of Jersey, the first book in this series.

Mr. Daigle, like his character Det. Frank Nagler, doesn’t shy away from tough subjects, this book is certainly no exception.

The Weight of Living opens with a young girl dressed only in a tank top and shorts found sitting in a dumpster. She is freezing in her exposed state, shaking from the cold on a snowy New Jersey night but she sits frozen in place as though afraid to move from where she is. How did she get there? Why didn’t she ask for help? Why won’t she talk to anyone? The search for the girl’s identity begins a journey that leads Frank Nagler deep down into Ironton’s underbelly where long held secrets have been protected for decades.

I warn you, once you pick it up you won’t want to put it down. This series is addictive!

The Blackstar GambitHalf way in to May we were happy to feature a new author to the Imzadi Publishing family as we debuted Jan Domagala’s The Blackstar Gambit; book number seven in his thrilling Sci-fi Col Sec series.

This is a book full of action as Kurt Stryder and Zara hardy face their most challenging threat yet. Frantically they race from one end of the galaxy to the other in an attempt to find the truth behind an ancient cult that has spawned an evil so deadly it threatens to destroy the entire Confederation starting with planet Earth.

In The Blackstar Gambit Kurt and Zara learn that the good guys don’t always win as they stand by helplessly watching the Blackstar Gambit play out.

dragon-bone-final-coverThis catches us up to what is going on with Imzadi Publishing right now, you know you are dying to know, so last but certainly not least is our most recent release by another new author to the Imzadi Publishing family. Get ready for Aldrea Johnson’s Dragon Bone, releasing May 30th! This is the first book in her sci-fantasy series The Battle For The Four Realms.

This is a book good for all ages! If you enjoy J.R.R. Tolkein, and George R. Martin, then this will be right up your alley!

Aliedori and her brother Maldar are the heirs to the Southern Realm. The siblings take what is supposed to be a relaxing camping trip in the Sacred Forest. Maldar is hoping to discuss an important matter with his sister privately but things quickly take a different course when they are set upon by unseen forces.

Someone has cast a binding spell immobilizing Maldar and his golden dragon Keidrop in its’ web. Thinking quickly Aliedori casts a spell of her own illuminating the surrounding forest and glimpses a shadowy figure disappearing into the trees. She pursues the stranger until he mysteriously disappears…and the adventure begins!

This series is sure to be a hit with young and old alike and will be followed by the second in the series shortly so keep checking back for news about that.

Whew! See, we have been busy at Imzadi Publishing and we have something for everyone! If you have something you would like to submit to Imzadi Publishing visit our website for our submission guidelines, we are always looking for new manuscripts in any genre.

Oh, one last thing! Please don’t forget to take a moment to leave a review after reading a book. Reviews do not need to be lengthy, they can be just a few words but they are extremely helpful.

The Frank Nagler Mystery Series Goodreads Giveaway!

Have you read the Frank Nagler Mystery series by Michael Stephen Daigle yet? If not, you are missing out! Once you pick up this series you won’t want to put it down, and now Imzadi Publishing is going to make it easy to get copies of your own with this Goodreads Giveaway!

The winner of this giveaway will receive paperback copies of the all three books in this series “The Swamps of Jersey”, “A Game Called Dead”, and the newly released “The Weight of Living” so they will have the complete set of the Frank Nagler Mystery Series shown below!

Enter May 20th-28th!

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Enter now!

New event: Park Fest in Warren County, June 10

If you are anywhere near this event stop by and say “hi” to Mike Daigle and check out his Frank Nagler Mystery Series.

It is so important to support organizations that develop events like these and work hard to support local artists!

Author Event for Michael Stephen Daigle: BooksNJ2017. June 11

Michael Stephen Daigle

I’m very excited to be included to participate in the Bergen County (NJ) Cooperative Library System’s BooksNJ2017 event.

 I’ll be ready to discuss and display the Frank Nagler Mysteries:  “The Swamps of Jersey,” the award-winning “A Game Called Dead,” and the newly released, “The Weight of Living.” Available at Amazon, Nook, Kobo and Wal-Mart.

The event is held every other year and draws thousands of readers and book lovers to the Paramus Public Library, 116 E. Century Rd, Paramus.

I attended BooksNJ2015, which drew over 3,000 people.

BooksNJ2017 is from 1 to 5 p.m., June 11.

The event is still being organized. For information: http://www.booksnj.org.

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‘Weight” reviewed; 5 stars

A wonderful review for Michael Stephen Daigle’s Frank Nagler Mystery series and his third installment in the series, The Weight of Living.

Michael Stephen Daigle

5 stars The Frank Nagler Mysteries are soooooo good!

on May 1, 2017
 
 I greatly enjoyed the first Frank Nagler story, “Swamps of Jersey.” The writing is superb, settings so vividly portrayed as to be nearly palpable. The plot is engaging and the main character captivating. I was thrilled to learn that a second Frank Nagler story was in the works and couldn’t wait to read it. In “A Game Called Dead,” Frank Nagler is still intriguing, a man whose sense of morality drives him to soldier on despite his deep personal pain. I may have actually hit on one of the clues well before the book ended which didn’t at all detract from the reading pleasure. The story isn’t so much a “whodunit” as a “why they dun it,” and the wide-ranging effects of the crime. I was rooting for Nagler to solve it because this…

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Special dedication for ‘The Weight of Living’

Michael Stephen Daigle

Dedicating books is one of those special things writers get to so to thanks those whose support and love mattered.

The Frank Nagler books have been dedicated to my family and writer friends who have read, supported, and offered opinions on the works, for which I am forever grateful.

 “The Weight of Living” has a special dedication to Marie Howard, a colleague of mine at the Central Maine Morning  Sentinel in Waterville. 

She was a Jersey girl from Paterson who brought to Maine that urban toughness and a great sense of fairness that dominated her reporting. She lived for many years on her horse farm in the middle of the nowhere part of Central Maine.

People like Marie Howard made the newspaper business special, rewarding and fun. She would have fit into any newsroom I worked in, a pros-pro among equals.

 

The dedication:

 

“ ‘The Weight…

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‘The Weight of Living’ trailer released on YouTube

Michael Stephen Daigle

My publisher, Imzadi Publishing, has posted on YouTube a video trailer (that makes me sound all techie, doesn’t it?) for “The Weight of Living,” the third Frank Nagler Mystery. The trailer was developed by graphic artist Anita Dugan-Moore, who also designed the  covers of the three books. She is actually techie.

The book will be released April 26.

Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVSlNwqbhIM

weightcover2-2-17 Synopsis: “The Weight of Living” (2017) brings Frank Nagler face-to-face with a soulless, manipulative killer whose crimes stretch back decades.

A young girl is found in a grocery store Dumpster on a cold March night wearing just shorts and a tank top. She does not speak to either Detective Frank Nagler, the social worker called to the scene, or later to a nun, who is an old friend of Nagler’s.

What appears to be a routine search for the girl’s family turns into a generational hell that drags…

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