The Swamps of Jersey Wrapped in the shell of a police procedural The Swamps of Jersey a literary political mystery is a story of ideas a tale of human nature love trust deceit crime politics social change and rede

  • Title: The Swamps of Jersey
  • Author: Michael Stephen Daigle
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  • Page: 185
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  • Wrapped in the shell of a police procedural The Swamps of Jersey, a literary political mystery, is a story of ideas, a tale of human nature love, trust, deceit, crime, politics, social change and redemption At the center is Detective Frank Nagler, whose personal past haunts the story.Ironton, New Jersey has seen hard times before Deserted factories and empty stores reWrapped in the shell of a police procedural The Swamps of Jersey, a literary political mystery, is a story of ideas, a tale of human nature love, trust, deceit, crime, politics, social change and redemption At the center is Detective Frank Nagler, whose personal past haunts the story.Ironton, New Jersey has seen hard times before Deserted factories and empty stores reflect the decades long decline, that even Mayor Gabriel Richman, scion of one of the city s leading political families, cannot seem to rectify Now families are living on the street or in the shells of the old factories.A week long tropical storm floods the depressed city bringing devastation as well as a new misery The headless, handless body of a young woman in the Old Iron Bog.Between the gruesome murder and an old factory suspiciously burning down, Detective Frank Nagler begins to believe that incarcerated Charlie Adams, the city s famous serial killer, may have fostered a copycat killer Determined to find the truth, he follows the case that leads into unexpected places.

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    About "Michael Stephen Daigle"

    1. Michael Stephen Daigle

      Michael Stephen Daigle is a writer and journalist who lives in New Jersey with his family He had an award winning career in journalism including time at newspapers in Massachusetts, Maine and New Jersey He has published an electronic collection of stories, The Resurrection of Leo, and a single story about baseball and teen agers, The Summer of the Homerun A Game Called Dead is the sequel to 2014 s The Swamps of Jersey, the first Frank Nagler Mystery A third, book, with a working title of The Weight of Living is a work in progress Daigle lives in New Jersey with his family He publishes commentary, fiction samples and poetry at michaelstephendaigle.

    287 thoughts on “The Swamps of Jersey”

    1. I found this a difficult book to read.It is promoted thus: Wrapped in the shell of a police procedural “The Swamps of Jersey,” a literary political mystery, is a story of ideas, a tale of human nature: love, trust, deceit, crime, politics, social change and redemption. At the center is Detective Frank Nagler, whose personal past haunts the story.It is less a shell of a police procedural than a gossamer thread. There is a headless, handless body discovered in the swamp - which is then largely [...]


    2. Beautiful writing with a dark plot: murder and dirty politics in a down and out city in New Jersey. Detective Frank Nagler, native son of this city, is a worn down, gritty character with a deeply buried sensitive side. Confronted with a body dumped in a bog at the tail end of a devastating storm that leaves the city in ruins, the case is further complicated because the corpse lacks both hands and head. Years ago, the detective apprehended a serial killer with a predilection for mutilation and be [...]


    3. Are you looking for a good mystery? This one just may fit the bill for you but I have to say it’s far from your typical “whodunit” but that’s one of the main reasons I really enjoyed it.Detective Frank Nagler grew up in Ironton, NJ. It’s the once thriving town of his youth that holds happy memories of days gone by but today sadly like many older towns with a factory at its core it’s merely a ghost of its former glory. The factories and stores that once stood proud and employed the co [...]


    4. Frank Nagler is one of the best noir cops I’ve met in a long time. Cynical, filled with loss, but in love with his city and is its protector still. The story opens just after a tropical storm trashed everything and they find a body in a bog. The clean-up is sloooow. Then identifying the body, much less figuring out what happened, takes a long time. A story with small people taking a piece of what they think they are owed, until somebody gets greedy. Sometimes, the biggest mystery is whether Fr [...]



    5. I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and had a thrilling plot. I would highly recommend it to friends.


    6. This was a very interesting story. The writing is very unique and very much it's own style. The author is very well written and has an amazing way with words, The imagery makes me feel as if I can see everything going on. The metaphors bring the book to life in a way I've not seen often. I really enjoyed the mystery to this story and the characters are fun. You find yourself either thinking there is something weird about them or you like the characters I don't think I found any character I didn' [...]


    7. 2 Stars I expected this book to be more about finding the murderer than about politics where this is supposed to be a mystery. However to my disappointment, there is more political scheming than anything about solving a murder. I had trouble keeping interest in this one. The characters lacked depth and their was a lack of emotion felt while reading. At times, the author did manage to capture my attention for a brief time. I feel that if most of the political intrigue was lost and the author focu [...]


    8. I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This title appealed to me because of the title. I grew up in Jersey and always enjoy a story that takes place there. This was definitely a good one! I totally enjoyed this and will recommend it to all my mystery loving friends.


    9. My thanks to Net Galley for providing me a copy of this book to read.The Swamps of Jersey is an excellent first novel of a writer I hope to see more. He got it right when writing about a decaying city with mysteries - but with hope for a brighter future.


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