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 Shot to Die For
Published 2005
Winner, Readers' Choice Award for Best Traditional Novel

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.
Capital Partners
Published 2012
Two women solve their troubled marriages and come together in an unusual way.
"A fine (story),,," Publishers Weekly
Detour
Published 2007
A young hit woman takes out the wrong mark.
Dumber Than Dirt
Published 2000
A dark comedy about a young restaurant worker who finds a body in the car he steals.
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
Nobody's Child
Published 2014
Georgia heads deep into the dangerous underworld of Chicago’s illegal sex trafficking business to help her pregnant half-sister.
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.
War Secrets
War Secrets is an anthology published in 2013 by Mystery Writers of America
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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Nobody’s Child Is Here!

Nobody's Child

A bloodstained note left for Chicago PI Georgia Davis reveals the shocking existence of a half-sister she never knew about. That sister, Savannah, is pregnant and begging for Georgia’s help. Determined to track her down, Georgia finds herself heading deep into the dangerous underworld of Chicago’s illegal sex trafficking business. She soon discovers that trafficking is just a small part of the horrifying and deadly situation in which her new sister is caught up. Even worse, as Georgia tries to extricate Savannah, she comes up against an old enemy determined to make sure neither woman will escape alive. In the fourth novel of the Georgia Davis series, she faces her toughest challenge yet—and one she might not survive.

Nobody’s Child has been honored with two award nominations:

The Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense
Given by the Kiss of Death chapter of RWA
(winner announced July 23)

The Shamus Award for Best Indie PI novel
Given by Private Eye Writers Association
(winner announced at Bouchercon in October)

Praise for Nobody's Child:

"Following on the heels of several excellent standalone novels, (this is) a dark, well-told tale. Hellmann is an expert at tearing into the fabric of villainy that lies in... our cities."
—Ted Hertel, Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

"Thrilling... Hellmann ratchets up tension with every chapter and the reader is constantly kept wondering about the fate of both sisters." 
—Publishers Weekly

"Conflict so real it grips the reader. You dare not breathe or put the book aside... Libby Fischer Hellmann ranks as one of the top mystery writers in America today."
—Caleb Pirtle, Venture Galleries

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¡La Habana Perdida está aquí!

La Habana Perdida

¡Si hablas español, mi novela de suspenso de gran éxito, LA HABANA PERDIDA, se encuentra ahora disponible en español!
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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. She hopes to have a new installment every week or so.

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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