Run From Nightmare

Run From Nightmare by Maxine O'Callaghan

The second unforgettable Delilah West thriller from Maxine O’Callaghan

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…

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 buried herself in routine cases ever since. The more routine the better. But it turns out that Janet has vanished and when corpses start turning up, Delilah fears Janet may be in a shallow grave…and discovers that there are people who’d like to put the tenacious PI in one, too.

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


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 Run From Nightmare

Run From Nightmare 5.0

One of the first of the modern women PIs and 
also one of the grittiest

Los Angeles Times

Run From Nightmare 5.0

Delilah does what she has to do to stay alive. Her luck isn't looking up yet, but she's back in the PI business and moving on strong. If you enjoy noir, you'll love this series.

Book Fairie

Run From Nightmare 5.0

Delilah makes an agreeable sleuth: a tough, determined woman whose life seems destined to go from bad to worse.

Booklist

Run From Nightmare 5.0

A scrappy, energetic heroine you’ll find yourself pulling for

Philadelphia Inquirer