A Bitter Veil
Published 2012
Finalist, Best Novel, Chicago Writers Association.

In Chicago Anna falls in love, marries Nouri, and moves to Tehran. Four months later the shah is deposed.
A Picture of Guilt
Published 2003
• Finalist, Ben Franklin Award, Mystery/suspense
• Winner, Best Traditional Mystery, Readers Choice Awards

Ellie discovers video outtakes of a man near Lake Michigan that were recorded the same night he supposedly murdered his girlfriend 10 miles away.
A Shot to Die For
Published 2005
Winner, Readers' Choice Award for Best Traditional Novel, 2006

Ellie chats with a young woman at a highway rest stop. A pickup pulls up, the rear window opens, and the woman is shot dead.
An Eye For Murder
Published 2002
• Anthony Award nomination, Best First
• Winner, Best First, Readers Choice Awards

Meet video producer Ellie Foreman, her daughter, and her father, as Ellie is drawn into a murder rooted in World War Two.
Doubleback
Published 2009
"Great Lakes Great Read" Autumn Pick, 2009 Great Lakes Bookseller Association

PI Georgia Davis and Ellie Foreman team up after the kidnapping of a young girl triggers a series of deadly events.
High Crimes
How do you solve a murder when there are 42,000 suspects?
Chicago PI Georgia Davis is hired to hunt down those ultimately responsible for the assassination of Resistance leader Dena Baldwin at a demonstration fourteen months after the 2016 election. As Georgia sifts through Dena’s 42,000 Facebook followers, she discovers that unknown enemies hiding behind fake profiles have infiltrated the group.
Jump Cut
Published in 2016
Chicago video producer Ellie Foreman has been absent from thriller author Libby Fischer Hellmann’s repertoire for almost a decade. Now she’s back...and soon entangled in a web of espionage, murder and suspicion that threatens to destroy what she holds most dear.
La Habana Perdida
Un thriller en gran parte ambientado en Cuba, que se extiende por tres generaciones de la misma familia.
LA HABANA PERDIDA es la décima novela de la autora galardonada Libby Fischer Hellmann y el tercer thriller que explora cómo la lucha y la revolución afectan el espíritu humano. LA HABANA PERDIDA es un testimonio de la habilidad de Hellmann para retratar los auténticos detalles históricos, así como su talento para escribir novelas de suspenso que llevan a la lectura compulsiva.
Nice Girl Does Noir
Published 2010
"To read Libby Fischer Hellmann is to love Libby Fischer Hellmann... Funny. Dark. Poignant. Exciting. Surprising. And plenty of noir." Author J.A. Konrath
The Ellie Foreman Mysteries - Box Set
The first four novels in the series that critics describe as "a masterful blend of politics, history, and suspense."
Ellie Foreman is a Chicago documentary producer and amateur sleuth. She has a finely-honed sense of justice, which sometimes lands her in dangerous situations. Her dry sense of humor lightens the mood, but make no mistake: these are suspense thrillers rather than cozies. Which might be why the author describes the series as a cross between "Desperate Housewives" and "24." When you find yourself staying up way too late reading, you'll see why the Ellie Foreman series fits into Hellmann's body of "Compulsively Readable Thrillers."
The Georgia Davis PI Series – Box Set
All three Georgia Davis mysteries, together in one volume at a very affordable price.
PI Georgia Davis burst on the scene in Libby Fischer Hellmann's EASY INNOCENCE (2008). That was followed in 2009 by DOUBLEBACK, which reunited Georgia with Ellie Foreman. TOXICITY, the prequel to the series was released in 2011. Now all three are together in one volume at a very affordable price.
ToxiCity
Published 2011
Ten years before Easy Innocence, three bodies turn up in quick succession—all of them dumped in waste disposal dumpsters or landfills. Officer Georgia Davis, her boyfriend detective, and his partner team up and find much more than they bargained for.

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Advance Praise for HIGH CRIMES:

"HIGH CRIMES is the P.I. novel for our moment, not just because of its backdrop of political tension, but because of the resilient strength of its characters. Georgia Davis is a terrific lead, and Libby Fischer Hellmann calls on her own journalism background to add layers of realism to this all-too plausible plot."
—Michael Koryta, NYT bestselling author of HOW IT HAPPENED

"In this ripped from the headlines and rocket-paced thriller, Libby Fischer Hellmann is at the top of her game. You won't stop turning the pages, gripped by every twist and turn. And the tough, smart Georgia Davis is sure to take her place among the top female PIs in crime fiction."
—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of UNDER MY SKIN

"Entertaining...(Georgia is) a shrewd investigator... for readers who watch the nightly news with dismay, the novel offers a satisfying alternate reality."
Publishers Weekly

For more about HIGH CRIMES:

Speaking of Mysteries Podcast: Libby was the featured guest on Nancie Clare’s podcast: November 20, 2018

Library Journal interviewed Libby about HIGH CRIMES and more: October, 2018

Author's Voice: Solved!: Sonali Dev interviewed Libby about HIGH CRIMES

Featured Pages

Featured pages highlights events, appearances, crime writing workshops I run and other topics you will find interesting.

Libby has developed several interactive workshops on the craft of writing as well as how to publish and promote. Libby is often invited to deliver keynote presentations at events and conferences—she enjoys helping others tell their stories and hopes her audiences enjoy hers.

Libby’s streaming internet TV show SOLVED! is an interview show with well-known and upcoming thriller and mystery authors produced by Author’s Voice, a division of the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago. Watch episodes of SOLVED! featuring Sara Paretsky, William Kent Krueger, Jeffery Deaver, and many more.

Places to find Libby in the coming months for speaking, interviews and book signings.

My Blog

The latest articles from my blog. Just click on the title to read the full post.
  • Leaving Vietnam

    Above is a shot of the Avalon Saigon, our ship. And as we cross the border of Vietnam [...]
  • Vietnam: Saigon to Mekong Villages

    I think I mentioned that everyone in Vietnam gets around on motor scooters, and in the cities, they [...]
  • Vietnam: The Cu Chi Tunnels

    One of the highlights of the trip for me was a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels.  During [...]
  • About Libby

    Compulsively Readable ThrillersLibby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction. Fifteen novels and twenty-five short stories later, she claims they’ll take her out of the Windy City feet first.

    She has been nominated for many awards in the mystery and crime writing community and has even won a few.