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Run from Nightmare

A Delilah West Thriller

Maxine O'Callaghan


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"One of the first of the modern women PIs and 
also one of the grittiest," Los Angeles Times 

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 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.

The second unforgettable Delilah West thriller from Maxine O'Callaghan, Shamus Award nominee, and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.

Cutting Edge Publishing, 9781941298275, 162pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2014

About the Author

Author of the groundbreaking Delilah West private eye series Private Eye Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Shamus, Anthony and Bram Stoker Award Nominee Maxine O'Callaghan was born in Tennessee in 1937 and grew up in the boot heel of Missouri as a sharecropper's child. She was the first in her large extended family to finish high school and left a few days after graduation with ten dollars and a bus ticket for Memphis. She went from there to Miami where she joined the Marine Corp Reserve and then to Chicago where she went on active duty for a while and got her first taste of California during basic training at the Recruit Depot in San Diego. In 1972 she moved with her husband and two children to Orange County, CA, a long way from the cotton fields of her childhood. As a stay-at-home mom she began her writing career with short stories, including one to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine about a private detective named Delilah West, which predates both Marcia Muller and Sue Grafton's entry into the female PI genre. She published thirteen novels and a collection of short stories. She has been nominated for both the Anthony and Bram Stoker award. Her novels and short fiction featuring Delilah West were honored by the Private Eye Writers of America with their lifetime achievement award, The Eye, for her contribution to the field.