A Winter's Tale
Published 2005
Ellie Foreman comforts a woman who lost her husband and finds more going on than just grief.
Bitterer Schleier
Published 2014
Anna und Nouri, beide Studenten an der Universität in Chicago, verlieben sich trotz ihres sehr unterschiedlichen kulturellen Hintergrunds ineinander. Anna, die zu ihren Eltern kein besonders inniges Verhältnis hat, ist überglücklich, mit Nouri in sein Heimatland Iran ziehen zu können, wo sie von seiner wohlhabenden Familie mit offenen Armen empfangen wird. Doch was 1978 mit einer glücklichen Ehe beginnt, wird völlig auf den Kopf gestellt, als die Welt durch den Sturz des Schahs und das Entstehen der Islamischen Republik aus den Fugen gerät.
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.
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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.
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 v.1
Published 2010
"Libby is a nice girl. But she writes noir with a savvy edge honed on the hard, dark knowledge of the evil possible in us all..." Author William Kent Krueger
Nice Girl Does Noir v.2
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 Incidental Spy
Published 2015
Young Lena Bentheim is forced to flee Nazi Germany for Chicago in 1935, leaving her family and boyfriend behind. Eventually she finds a new life as a secretary in the Physics Department at the University of Chicago. She meets and marries another German refugee scientist and has a child. Then tragedy strikes, and Lena is forced to spy on the nuclear fission experiments at the U of Chicago. A novella set in the early years of the Manhattan Project.
The Jade Elephant
Published 2007
A lifelong thief seeks redemption by returning a jade elephant he stole from a woman.
"Standouts include THE JADE ELEPHANT..." Publishers Weekly
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.
War, Spies and Bobby Sox
Coming in 2017
In this trio of tales, Hellmann beautifully depicts the tumultuous effect of war on the home front and illustrates how the action, terror, and tragedy of World War II was not confined to the front lines.

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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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