Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels

Nuala Anne McGrail’s beauty causes shortness of breath in men of all ages. But that’s not all: she's strong, she's smart, she's witty, she sings like an angel, and--to top it all off--she's psychic, or fey as they say in the Old Country. Nuala Anne uses her psychic abilities to solve mysteries, but even she will admit that she couldn't do it without Dermot Michael Coyne, an Irish-American student who meets Nuala Anne in Dublin and quickly becomes her devoted admirer and self-proclaimed "spear carrier."

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Irish Tweed
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Irish Tweed

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 12)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

Countless readers have been delighted by Father Andrew M. Greeley's bestselling tales of Nuala Anne McGrail, a fey, Irish-speaking woman blessed with the gift of second sight, and her husband and...

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Irish Tiger
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Irish Tiger

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 11)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

Wife, mother, lover, celebrated singer, and problem solver Nuala Anne McGrail has a tender side that she often shows to her devoted friends and family. But when those under her protection are in...

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Irish Linen
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Irish Linen

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 10)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

The perils of wartime add special urgency to latest mysteries being investigated by Nuala Anne McGrail and her adoring husband, Dermot Coyne. More than a little fey, Nuala has a well-deserved reputation...

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Irish Crystal
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Irish Crystal

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 9)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

"There's evil people around, Dermot love. . . . I knew about them even before me dream. Really evil people. Won't we have to fight them!"

This latest tale of Nuala Anne McGrail, the...

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Irish Cream
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Irish Cream

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 8)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

Countless readers have been delighted by Father Andrew M. Greeley's bestselling tales of Nuala Anne McGrail, a fey, Irish-speaking woman from Galway blessed with the gift of second sight and a knack...

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Irish Stew!
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Irish Stew!

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 7)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

And what a stew it is. Here are some of the ingredients: Our heroine, Nuala Anne McGrail, in her guise as international singing star, accompanied by her spear-carrying husband, Dermot Coyne, is off...

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Irish Love
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Irish Love

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 6)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

Continuing the enchanting chronicles of the fabulous Nuala Anne McGrail and her spear-carrying husband Dermot, bestselling author Andrew M. Greeley takes them once again to Ireland for another thrill-packed...

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Irish Eyes
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Irish Eyes

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 5)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

Nuala Anne McGrail, that beautiful Irish spitfire, now lives in Chicago with her husband, Dermot, and their new baby, Nellliecoyne. As Nuala fans may suspect, Nelliecoyne is no ordinary baby: she...

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Irish Mist
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Irish Mist

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 4)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

Dermot Michael Coyne isn't sure what he's gotten himself into. Nuala Anne McGrail, that beautiful and vivacious "Celtic witch" has finally agreed to marry him. But they've barely tied the knot when...

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Irish Whiskey
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Irish Whiskey

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 3)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

Nuala Anne McGrail is almost more than any poor mortal man can handle without losing his sanity: her beauty causes shortness of breath in men of all ages, she's strong, she's smart, she's witty,...

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Irish Lace
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Irish Lace

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 2)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

The beautiful and fey--as they say in the Old Country--Nuala Anne McGrail uses her psychic abilities to help solve mysteries. But even she will admit with a smile that she couldn't do it without...

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Irish Gold
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Irish Gold

Nuala Anne McGrail Novels (Volume 1)
Andrew M. Greeley
Tor/Forge

Bestselling novelist Andrew M. Greeley outdoes his previous triumphs with Irish Gold, a contemporary, fresh and exciting novel of suspense and love. Nuala Anne McGrail, a student at Dublin's...

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About the author

Andrew M. Greeley

Priest, sociologist, author and journalist, Father Andrew M. Greeley built an international assemblage of devout fans over a career spanning five decades. His books include the Bishop Blackie Ryan novels, including The Archbishop in Andalusia, the Nuala Anne McGrail novels, including Irish Tweed, and The Cardinal Virtues. He was the author of over 50 best-selling novels and more than 100 works of non-fiction, and his writing has been translated into 12 languages.

Father Greeley was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona and a Research Associate with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. In addition to scholarly studies and popular fiction, for many years he penned a weekly column appearing in the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers. He was also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, the National Catholic Reporter, America and Commonweal, and was interviewed regularly on national radio and television. He authored hundreds of articles on sociological topics, ranging from school desegregation to elder sex to politics and the environment.

Throughout his priesthood, Father Greeley unflinchingly urged his beloved Church to become more responsive to evolving concerns of Catholics everywhere. His clear writing style, consistent themes and celebrity stature made him a leading spokesperson for generations of Catholics. He chronicled his service to the Church in two autobiographies, Confessions of a Parish Priest and Furthermore!

In 1986, Father Greeley established a $1 million Catholic Inner-City School Fund, providing scholarships and financial support to schools in the Chicago Archdiocese with a minority student body of more than 50 percent. In 1984, he contributed a $1 million endowment to establish a chair in Roman Catholic Studies at the University of Chicago. He also funded an annual lecture series, “The Church in Society,” at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois, from which he received his S.T.L. in 1954.

Father Greeley received many honors and awards, including honorary degrees from the National University of Ireland at Galway, the University of Arizona and Bard College. A Chicago native, he earned his M.A. in 1961 and his Ph.D. in 1962 from the University of Chicago.

Father Greeley was a penetrating student of popular culture, deeply engaged with the world around him, and a lifelong Chicago sports fan, cheering for the Bulls, Bears and the Cubs. Born in 1928, he died in May 2013 at the age of 85.

Jane Silvestrii