Delilah West V1

Delilah West V1 by Maxine O'Callaghan

Shamus Award nominee and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.

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.

BAD NEWS & TROUBLE – Before Kinsey Millhone, Sharon McCone and V.I. Warshawski, there was Delilah West, the sensitive, gutsy and resourceful private eye who shattered the boundaries of mystery fiction…starting with the ground-breaking short stories in this collection.

DEATH IS FOREVER – – 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.

RUN FROM NIGHTMARE  – When thirty-year-old Janet Valek dashes off to some small desert town and doesn’t come back, her worried family hires PI Delilah West to check up on her. Delilah gladly accepts the mundane case. Delilah is still reeling from hunting down her husband’s killer and has as buried herself in routine cases ever since. The more routine the better. But it turns out that Janet has vanished, and when corpses  turning up dead. Delilah fears Janet may be in a shallow grave…and discovers that there are people who would like to put the feisty PI in one, too.


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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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