Down for the Count

Down for the Count by Maxine O'Callaghan

The sixth and final novel in the ground-breaking Delilah West series by Maxine O’Callaghan, a Private Eye Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award honoree.

It’s tough times for P.I. Delilah West. She kills a mass shooter at a shopping mall, is hired by a twelve year-old to find his missing Dad…and then she and her wealthy boyfriend’s teenage daughter are taken hostage by a brutal kidnapper. But Delilah’s troubles are only just beginning…  


Books by Maxine O'Callaghan

Down for the Count

Down for the Count

It's tough times for P.I. Delilah West. She kills a mass shooter at a shopping mall, is hired by a twelve year-old to find his missing Dad...and then she and her wealthy boyfriend's teenage daughter are taken hostage by a brutal kidnapper. But Delilah's troubles are only just beginning...

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Trade Off

Trade Off

Delilah West is hired to find a missing teenager, who may have witnessed the murder of her next-door neighbor and could be on-the-run from the killer...if the she isn't dead already. 

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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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Reviews For Down for the Count

Down for the Count 5.0

The story keeps you turning pages to watch West confront the devils of crime and heart that imprison her. O'Callaghan captures a multicultural California landscape of freeways and fast food, one that reeks of money and stinks of pain and poverty.

The Washington Post

Down for the Count 5.0

Delilah is a tough P.I. with a realistic vulnerability. her mistakes and emotional turmoil have a refreshing realism.

South Florida Sun Sentinel

Down for the Count 5.0

Clean, springy action and a colorful cast...best of all is the appealing, brassy and vulnerable Delilah.

Publishers Weekly