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

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 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