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Death is Forever

(1981)
(The first book in the Delilah West series)
A novel by

 
 
"The feisty West is considered 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... and now she's back.

DEATH IS FOREVER

The first Delilah West novel by Maxine O'Callaghan, honored by the Private Eye Writers of America with their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ex-cop Delilah West is working as a PI with her husband Jack when he's killed while investigating a missing person's case. Grief-stricken and enraged, she becomes obsessed with finding the killer... only to wake up drugged in a skid-row hotel room with him lying beside her with a knife in his back. It's the perfect frame, nailing her for an obvious revenge killing. Now she's on the run... living on a razor's edge trying to avoid capture while searching for the murderers who've destroyed her life.

"A no-frills tale that's as good a marriage of detective work and domestic problems as you're likely to see," Kirkus Reviews

"Delilah's mistakes and emotional turmoil have a refreshing realism." Sun-Sentinel (Orlando)

Genre: Romance

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Used availability for Maxine O'Callaghan's Death is Forever

Hardback Editions

February 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Is Forever/a Change of Clients (Five Star First Edition Mystery Series)
Author(s): Maxine O'Callaghan
ISBN: 0-7862-1729-4 / 978-0-7862-1729-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death is Forever: A Delilah West Thriller (Delilah West Thriller Series)
Author(s): Maxine O'Callaghan
ISBN: 1-941298-22-2 / 978-1-941298-22-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brash Books
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1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death Is Forever (A Raven House Mystery #14)
Author(s): Maxine O'Callaghan
ISBN: 0-373-63014-X / 978-0-373-63014-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Raven House
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1981 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: Death is Forever (Raven House Mysteries, #28)
Author(s): Maxine O'Callaghan
ISBN: 0-373-60028-3 / 978-0-373-60028-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Worldwide (Harlequin Enterprises)
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Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death is Forever: A Delilah West Thriller (The Delilah West Thriller Series Book 1)
Author(s): Maxine O'Callaghan
Publisher: Brash Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU