Books by Frank Delaney

Frank Delaney was born in Tipperary, Ireland, and after a fledgling career in banking became a broadcaster with RTE radio and television, the Irish state network, working on documentaries, music programmes and finally as a newsreader. In the mid 1970's he


THE LAST STORYTELLER by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"The story line isn't exactly Ulysses, but Delaney makes the most of it to craft a light and pleasing entertainment."
Irish-born novelist Delaney (Ireland, 2005, etc.) spins another charming mix of cotton-candy romance and history. Read full book review >
THE MATCHMAKER OF KENMARE by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"One of the best fictional wartime couples animates veteran Delaney's darkly wistful novel."
Years after his Irish vaudeville adventures in Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show (2010), 29-year-old Ben McCarthy loses his heart to an eccentrically spunky young matchmaker who keeps him platonically glued to her side as she searches for her missing new husband, an American captain, in war-torn Europe. Read full book review >
VENETIA KELLY’S TRAVELING SHOW by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Immigrant history palatably told, with a little bodice-ripping romance thrown in for good measure."
It's a formula as old as time: If you want your heart broken, fall in love with a star. Read full book review >
SHANNON by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A well-crafted, satisfying work of historical fiction, as are all of Delaney's novels; respectful of the facts while not cowed by them, and full of life."
A rousing tale of forbidden love, civil war, horrible death and other things Irish. Read full book review >
TIPPERARY by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"A sort of Irish Gone With the Wind, marked by sly humor, historical awareness and plenty of staying power."
When shamrock green meets black and tan, things sometimes go mauve. Read full book review >
IRELAND by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Reminiscent of the best of James Michener in scope and sheer crowd-pleasing potential."
A vivid rendering of Irish history, imagined and real, embracing "blood and bones, legends, guns, and dreams, Catholics, Protestants, England, horses and poets and lovers." Read full book review >