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.
A Winter's Tale
Published 2005
Ellie Foreman comforts a woman who lost her husband and finds more going on than just grief.
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.
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.
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.
Ragazza Insospettabile Scrive Noir
Published 2013
Una raccolta di 15 racconti brevi di Libby Fischer Hellmann
premiato autore di romanzi polizieschi
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.
The Last Page
The Last Page – A Novella
Library Director Barbara Aron falls down the steps to the library’s basement, but was it a heart attack? Or was she pushed?
The Murder of Katie Boyle
Published 2009
How did Ellie Foreman and Georgia Davis first meet? You'll find out in this short story.
The Rainforest Messiah
Published 2000
An undercover FBI agent tries to bring in a gun-runner who is financing rebels in the South American rain forest.
The Whole World is Watching
Published 2007
A young cop assigned to watch over street protestors in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention has to decide which side he’s on.
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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.

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