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.
Inocencia Facil
2012; Spanish Version of EASY INNOCENCE
Cuando encuentran a la bella e inteligente Sara Long apaleada a muerte, es facil inculpar al hombre con el bate. Pero Georgia Davis, expolicia y recientemente convertida en investigadora privada, es contratada para indagar el incidente por peticion de la hermana del acusado.
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.
Dumber Than Dirt
Published 2000
A dark comedy about a young restaurant worker who finds a body in the car he steals.
The Last Radical
Published 2001
A wanted '60s radical builds a successful life on the North Shore of Chicago until her husband disappears.
A Berlin Story
Published 2004
In the 1930s a physics professor is murdered in a Berlin cabaret.
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
Capital Partners
Published 2012
Two women solve their troubled marriages and come together in an unusual way.
"A fine (story),,," Publishers Weekly
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.
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 as a police officer.
High Yellow
Published 2007
An ambitious mixed-race schoolteacher uses love and murder to claw her way to the top.

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NOBODY’S CHILD is award-winning author Libby Fischer Hellmann’s eleventh novel and fourth in the hard-boiled PI Georgia Davis series. The soft release is August 15; formal release September 2, 2014.

Praise for The Georgia Davis Series:

"Hellmann brings to life the reality of bullying among teenage girls with enough twists and turns to keep you reading. Highly recommended."
—Starred Review, Library Journal, Easy Innocence

"There's a new no-nonsense female private detective in town: Georgia Davis, a former cop who is tough and smart enough to give even the legendary V.I. Warshawski a run for her money." 
—Chicago Tribune on Easy Innocence

"Doubleback moves with twists, insightful juxtapositions, and many layers. Hellmann doesn't need to "doubleback." She's indisputably crossed the line into the realm of great crime fiction writers."
—Crimespree Magazine

"Hellmann writes in many genres, but her Georgia Davis series may just be one of the best crime thriller series being written today."
—The Dirty Lowdown on ToxiCity

"Hellmann writes with the economy and emotional punch of classic crime novelists like Lawrence Block. And she has created a perpetrator who is complex, realistic and completely unexpected."
—Peg Robarchek on ToxiCity

Nobody’s Child is Coming in September

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.



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