A Berlin Story
Published 2004
In the 1930s a physics professor is murdered in a Berlin cabaret.
Capital Partners
Published 2012
Two women solve their troubled marriages and come together in an unusual way.
"A fine (story),,," Publishers Weekly
Doubleback
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.
Dumber Than Dirt
Published 2000
A dark comedy about a young restaurant worker who finds a body in the car he steals.
House Rules
Published 2006
A dark comedy about a couple visiting Vegas who find a stash of cocaine in the desert.
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.
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
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.
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.
"Hellmann's story is remarkable..." Eclectic Closet
ToxiCity
Published 2011
Ten years before Easy Innocence, three bodies turn up in quick succession—all of them dumped in waste disposal dumpsters or landfills. Officer Georgia Davis, her boyfriend detective, and his partner team up and find much more than they bargained for.

Libby Fischer Hellmann

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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.

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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Havana Lost Honored by Shelf Unbound

Havana Lost was named a Notable Indie Book in the 2014 Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Indie Book!

With Cuba in the news, Libby thought you might like to watch the Havana Lost book trailer. She shot all the photographs during her 2012 trip to the island.


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.

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

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