Books by Maxine O’Callaghan

DEAL WITH THE DEVIL by Maxine O’Callaghan
Released: April 1, 2001

"The California freeways are teeming with scrappier, edgier, more engaging shamuses, and very likely more compelling professional killers as well."
Something for almost no one in this grab bag of 15 shorts written over a 25-year span. Read full book review >
DOWN FOR THE COUNT by Maxine O’Callaghan
Released: Nov. 11, 1997

"A no-frills tale that's as good a marriage of detective work and domestic problems as you're likely to see this season."
Private eye Delilah West must be the toughest cookie in Orange County: In her sixth case (Trade-Off, 1994, etc.), she survives two of the most violent meet-cutes on record. Read full book review >
TRADE-OFF by Maxine O’Callaghan
Released: June 24, 1994

"The mystery's too flat and unsurprising to provide serious competition to Kinsey Millhone, but no-nonsense Delilah turns in solid second-tier work."
Another missing daughter in Orange County—how do any of those girls live long enough to have daughters of their own?—in a case that quickly turns nasty when PI Delilah West (Set-Up, 1991, etc.), leaving Benjamin Wylie's upscale home, trips over the corpse of his next-door neighbor, Kate Sannerman. Read full book review >
SET-UP by Maxine O’Callaghan
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Two-dimensional characters, plus predictable plotting, don't help much either."
Orange County investigator Delilah West (Hit and Run, 1989) returns, better fed, better bedded, but duller. Read full book review >
HIT AND RUN by Maxine O’Callaghan
Released: March 16, 1989

A hard-cover debut for Delilah West—an Orange County p.i. so hard on her luck that she lives in her office, showers at friends' places, and eats mostly candy bars. Read full book review >