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Hit & Run (Delilah West #3)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
When Delilah West, Orange County private investigator, is grazed by a car that also hits an old man, Joseph Collins, and leaves him for dead, she counts it just another incident in the run of bad luck that has plagued her personally and professionally ever since her husband, her partnet-in-crime-solving, was killed. Delilah, moonlighting as a waitress, badly needs a case, ...more
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by St. Martin's Press
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Julie
Apr 21, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it
Hit & Run by Maxine O' Callaghan is a 2015 Brash Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the author and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hit & Run is an old fashioned “whodunit” featuring the very real and relatable, Delilah West. Originally published in the late 1980's, this book has been reissued “as is” by Brash Books.

Delilah is having a very bad year. If losing her husband a little while back wasn't enough, her private detective agency has fallen on very
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Alyssa Schneyman
Nov 21, 2016 Alyssa Schneyman rated it liked it
Shelves: egalley, mystery
I received this book to give an honest review.

This author is new to me and when I saw this book was up for review I knew I wanted to give it a try. Anything to do with P.I.'s and investigations and a bit of humor that just pulls me into the story.
Now when I saw this book I did not realize that this is book three in this series, so I was glad that I was not missing much by reading number three instead of starting with the first one.

In Hit and Run, we read about Delilah and how she is broke and l
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Jennifer McLean
Feb 03, 2015 Jennifer McLean rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: mystery fans
Recommended to Jennifer by: net galley
"Hit & Run" by Maxine O'Callaghan was a fun read with enough red herrings to make it difficult to figure out who done it. This is the third book in the series but the mystery does not rely on the previous two to bolster the story. I think it's worth four of five stars, let me tell you why.

Our main character is a female P.I. who is probably too curious for her own good. To me, the character that the author creates in Hit & Run, Delilah West, is a combination of Sue Grafton's character Kin
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Sally
Dec 20, 2015 Sally rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the past year Delilah West’s husband was killed, left with her own wounds and high medical bills she struggles to keep the floundering PI business she and her husband started afloat. Just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse…they did. While out jogging one rainy night a Trans Am driven by Michael Morales a nineteen-year-old teenager, with a juvenile record, hit an old man, Joseph Collins and didn’t stop. Delilah was the only witness and eventhough she identified the young man…things ...more
Tracey
Jan 09, 2015 Tracey rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, fiction, 2015, netgalley
Delilah West is an old fashioned Private Investigator, she knocks on doors, she asks questions, she follows a trail, she gets kicked to the ground but she always gets back up. In this mystery (the third in the series) Delilah witnesses a hit and run accident. What seems cut and dried case turns out to have a few more twists and hazards for Delilah before she can say case closed.

Delilah is a take no prisoner kind of person and life has not been kind to her. Even though this the third book in the
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Autumn
Jan 01, 2015 Autumn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
I received this book to give an honest review.

This author is new to me and when I saw this book was up for review I knew I wanted to give it a try. Anything to do with P.I.'s and investigations and a bit of humor that just pulls me into the story.
Now when I saw this book I did not realize that this is book three in this series, so I was glad that I was not missing much by reading number three instead of starting with the first one. Now after reading Hit and Run I want to read the other two in th
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Betty
Jan 12, 2015 Betty rated it it was amazing
HIT AND RUN

Maxine O'Callaghan

Brash Books
February 2015

Private Investigator Delilah West witnesses what she believes to be is a hit and run accident, and contacts police. The car swerved to keep from hitting Delilah; therefore she was able to get a good look at the driver and the license plate. However, upon his arrest Michael Morales swears he did not hit anyone. The State will be asking for the death penalty; the victim was Joseph Collins, a seventy-two year old victim that had lived in a retire
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Hadenmaiden
Dec 30, 2014 Hadenmaiden rated it really liked it
Recently widowed private investigator,Delilah West is having a tough time keeping her business afloat, and has resorted to living in her office to make ends meet. She witnesses what initially looks like a simple hit and run event, and soon finds herself giving a statement to the local police. The driver of the car is apprehended pretty quickly and charged with the hit and run event. He's a young man with a history of problems and involvement with the police, but he is adamant that though he was ...more
Susan
Dec 20, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deliah West is a private investigator who has recently lost her husband and former partner. Her business is barely earning her a living. While she is jogging one night, she is almost hit by a car and a man has been runned over. She gives the police information that has them arresting the driver of the car she identified. The driver's mother goes to see Deliah wanting to hire her to prove that her son did not killed the man on the road. She says no initially but the more she thinks about it, she ...more
Paul Franco
Mar 02, 2016 Paul Franco rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Down on luck PI in SoCal, something that’s been written since probably before Chandler; the difference here is this one’s female. This was written in 1989, set in Orange County, from Anaheim to Santa Ana to Irvine; rich and poor and touristy, all over the literal map.
Apparently in previous books she became a widow, and now all the guys want her. She’s likeable enough, though she has plenty of psychological tics that would have most men today scurrying in the opposite direction. But what’s the r
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Angel Hatfield
Dec 19, 2014 Angel Hatfield rated it really liked it
**I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.

Delilah witnesses a hit and run and is knocked down in the process. She has a floundering private eye business to the point that she has to sleep in her office at night. She is able to produce enough evidence that they found the driver and a young Hispanic boy is put in jail. His mother asks her to take the case, but can only make payments weekly as she's a waitress. Delilah tries to get out of it but agrees to think about it. As she conside
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Carol Dass
Jul 04, 2016 Carol Dass rated it really liked it
Delilah West is a PI who is tough, possibly because her husband was murdered. She is in serious debt, her business is not doing well and she works part time as a waitress. She takes on a case, reluctantly at first, but she becomes convinced the so-called perpetrator is innocent. She doesn't realise how much she is liked and respected and as she works to solve the mystery, she becomes more and more likeable.
Philip Bailey
Aug 02, 2015 Philip Bailey rated it it was amazing
Just a good PI story. No frills, no gimmicks. First published in 1989 and revived by Brash Books. This is writing as I remember from my younger years. Not drawn out with psychological deep thinking or pages of minutia (fluff). Straight forward story telling bringing reading enjoyment and at the last line of the last page hoping for more of the same. Keep them coming Brash Books!
Ann
Feb 03, 2015 Ann rated it it was amazing

Hit and Run is a story that reminds me of Kinsey Millhone. Delilah West is Ms O'Callaghan's PI. When I finished Hit and Run I read about Maxine O'Callaghan and was surprised and pleased to learn Ms West was around long before Ms Millhone. I have a lot of catching up to do on Delilah's previous cases! I was given an early copy to review.
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Jan 24, 2015 Lillian Cummings rated it it was ok
sorry could not get into the book
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