Death Is Forever

Death Is Forever by Maxine O'Callaghan

The first Delilah West novel by Maxine O’Callaghan  Honored by the Private Eye Writers of America with their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ex-cop Delilah West is working as a PI with her husband Jack when he’s killed while investigating a missing person’s case. Grief-stricken and enraged, she becomes obsessed with finding the killer…only to wake up drugged in a skid-row hotel room with him lying beside her with a knife in his back. It’s the perfect frame, nailing her for an obvious revenge killing. Now she’s on the run…living on a razor’s edge trying to avoid capture while searching for the murderers who’ve destroyed her life.


Books by Maxine O'Callaghan

Set Up

Set Up

The fourth book in the ground-breaking series. PI Delilah West tries to clear the name of a dead woman framed for embezzlement…and becomes the target of a letter bomber.

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Hit and Run

Hit and Run

PI Delilah West is jogging on a rain-slicked road when a speeding Trans Am clips her and mows down an old man. But things take a bizarre turn when the driver’s mother hires Delilah to clear her teenage son of the hit & run killing that Delilah witnessed. Or did she?

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Delilah West V1

Delilah West V1

Now for the first time ever in a single volume… the daring short stories and the two bold novels that introduced the world to Delilah West, the female PI who shattered the boundaries of crime fiction.

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Death Is Forever

Death Is Forever

Before Sharon McCone or V.I. Warshawski, there was Delilah West, Maxine O’Callaghan’s tough-but-sensitive PI who shattered the boundaries of mystery fiction. Read the thriller that started it all.

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Reviews For Death Is Forever

Death Is Forever 5.0

The feisty West is considered one of the first of the modern women PIs and 
also one of the grittiest

Los Angeles Times