Too Much Good Time

Some of the best thriller writers were foreign correspondents before they turned their hands to fiction. They've seen it all - and know how to tell a good story. Now, Frederick Forsyth, Gerald Seymour et al are joined by one of the best, Tony Delano, who has crafted a first-rate thriller from a lifetime's experience of reporting wars, assassinations, hijackings, treachery - and sex intrigues.

Ivor Davis, Los Angeles correspondent, Daily Express. Amazon

A vivid saga of what it is like to be a foreign correspondent headed for the chaos of war while everybody else is fleeing in the opposite direction. 'Media studies' students should step outside their comfort zone for a while and take note.

William Ham Bevan, Amazon

Foreign correspondent Anthony Delano led the kind of glamorous life that movie stars can only dream about. Read this and you can share the dream. A terrific piece of work by a natural storyteller.

Michael Molloy, Editor in Chief Mirror Group Newspapers. Amazon.

A slick, sophisticated tribute to a tight-knit bunch of men and women thrown together by the caprice of the news cycle from London to Dallas to Saigon to Tel Aviv to New York, with detours to such inviting watering holes as the Savoy and P. J. Clarke's. Read, remember and enjoy!

Peter Thompson, Editor, Sunday Mirror. Amazon.


Dead-eye Delano has done it... He has taken on two of those worthy - if somewhat frowsty - British institutions, Scotland Yard and the Daily Express and demolished them with wit, pace and a keen eye... A hilarious straight-through read. Very, very good value for those who like a laugh. For journalists, it is a must.

The Scotsman

A story worth telling, not only for entertainment but also for the light it throws on journalistic practices. The characters are vividly and sympathetically presented.

Times Literary Supplement

Gripping . . . Delano tells it superbly. It's hard to think of a book since Scoop in which double-dealing, grappling ambition, spectacular successes and the glaring ineptitudes of daily journalism are examined so sharply and with such wit.

The Australian

A Billy Wilder-style comedy of muddle, mistrust, and misplaced zeal.

New York Times

I'd say it's the funniest book about Fleet Street since Evelyn Waugh's Scoop. I stayed up half the night to finish it. It's one of those you-can't-put-it-down books. SLIP-UP includes some devastating portraits of Fleet Street characters. Delano's wicked pen spares no one.

Phillip Knightley, U. K. Press Gazette

Has an authentic ring. For anyone interested in the inner workings of a popular newspaper, it is enlightening and amusing. A readable and entertaining piece of work.


Delano mercilessly exposes the savage Fleet Street competition that underlay the Biggs scoop, and the tale is pacey, absorbing, humorous.

New Society

The funniest book of the summer. With expertly witty hands, Delano uproariously describes how "the biggest comeback of a condemned man since the Resurrection" was bungled... Lovely fun.


Anthony Delano, a reporter of much experience, has written the most useful, intellectually coherent and - yes - serious action-study of the British Press that anyone has given us for years... and hysterically funny. . . A beautifully articulated case-study of the Code of the Street in action

New Statesman

Marvellously funny and told with ease and wit... The best stories are sometimes the ones behind the news. There never was a more hilarious tale.

Daily Mirror

No journalist can afford to miss this cautionary tale . . . the story of the in-fighting and downfall of all concerned has one rolling in the aisles. Mr Delano's eye is astute, his ear a credit to his profession at any level; and his wit is accompanied by the ability to write clear English.

The Times

Joyce McKinney and the Case of the Manacled Mormon

Veteran correspondent Anthony Delano has had more than his fair share of memorable scoops, so probably required no extra research about the news business to pen this fast-paced and entertaining tale of reporting television news, and what was actually happening behind the published story. Told with much verve and a great eye for detail anyone who's worked in the media will find themselves smiling and nodding knowingly throughout this rocking good read.

Christopher Ward, Editor, Daily Express

The Manacled Mormon is a fantastic read...if you come across it, leap on it and lap it up. It's really top quality tabloid sensationalism.


From a lifetime at the sharp end of journalism, Delano knew that even though the story of Joyce McKinney was a cracking read, the story behind the story was probably even better. The result of Delano's investigation is a thrilling roller-coaster ride. Delano is an ace story-teller, and if Jeffery Archer gets to read his books, I suspect he will feel a shadow cross his grave.

Brian Hitchen, Editor, Sunday Express