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 Image of Death
Published 2004
Ellie receives a videotape that shows the murder of a young woman. AN IMAGE OF DEATH also features Georgia Davis when she was still a police officer.
Bildsprung (Jump Cut)
The German translation of Jump Cut
Die Videoproduzentin Ellie Foreman war seit fast einem Jahrzehnt nicht mehr im Repertoire der Thrillerautorin Libby Fischer Hellmann zu finden. Jetzt, in Jump Cut – Bildsprung, ist sie wieder zurück…und sogleich in ein Netz aus Spionage, Mord und Verdächtigungen verstrickt, das droht, alles zu zerstören, was ihr lieb und teuer ist.
Common Scents
Published 2005
Officer Georgia Davis investigates possible abuse in a nursing home.
Easy Innocence
Published 2008
Winner, Best PI Novel, Readers Choice Award

Freshly-minted PI Georgia Davis investigates the murder of a high school girl and finds out how far teen girls in suburban Chicago will go for approval from their peers.
Havana Lost
Published 2013
HAVANA LOST is award-winning author Libby Fischer Hellmann’s tenth novel and third thriller that explores how strife and revolution affect the human spirit. HAVANA LOST is a testament to Hellmann’s gift for authentic historical detail as well as her talent for writing compulsively readable thriller.
High Yellow
Published 2007
An ambitious mixed-race schoolteacher uses love and murder to claw her way to the top.
Josef's Angel
Published 2006
A little boy sees an angel while in a German children’s camp during World War Two.
Jump Cut - Featured Book Of The Month
Coming 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.
Set the Night on Fire
Published 2010
Finalist, Best Suspense Novel, Foreword Magazine 2010

Someone is trying to kill Lila Hilliard. Is it related to her parents' past? Part thriller, historical novel, and love story, Set the Night on Fire paints an unforgettable portrait of Chicago in the late Sixties.
War Secrets
War Secrets is a short story by Libby Fischer Hellmann.
The prequel to A BITTER VEIL takes place in a Leipzig physics lab during pre-war Nazi Germany
Your Sweet Man
Published 2007
The son of a Chicago Blues bassist in jail for 30 years for allegedly killing the boy’s mother, seeks redemption from his terminally ill father

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War, Spies, and Bobby Sox takes you back to a time when Frank Sinatra made young women swoon, bobby sox and saddle shoes were the norm, and WWII raged across two oceans.

Featured Pages

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

Libby’s new video series, WRITING LITE, is designed to give crime writers a few “light-bulb” moments they can apply to their own work. Each installment is three minutes or less, and she offers practical tips in each one.

Blue is the new noir, and nobody does Blues like Chicago. This collection of dark stories, from today’s best Chicago crime fiction authors, captures the depths to which people sink when they run out of options. Edited by Libby Fischer Hellmann.

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

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