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 Winter's Tale
Published 2005
Ellie Foreman comforts a woman who lost her husband and finds more going on than just grief.
Detour
Published 2007
A young hit woman takes out the wrong mark.
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.
Josef's Angel
Published 2006
A little boy sees an angel while in a German children’s camp during World War Two.
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 Day Miriam Hirsch Disappeared
Published 2000
In 1938 sixteen year old Jake Foreman develops a crush on actress Miriam Hirsch, but she only has eyes for Skull.
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 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.
"Hellmann's story is remarkable..." Eclectic Closet

Libby Fischer Hellmann

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Why I Started Writing

Libby Fischer Hellmann is a critically acclaimed crime writer loved by readers the world over for her compulsively readable thrillers and strong female characters. Her fast-paced crime fiction spans 10 novels and 20 short stories, and she has also edited a popular crime fiction anthology called Chicago Blues.

With critics describing her work as "masterful" and "meticulously researched", it's not hard to see why Libby's thrilling and richly varied crime novels have won numerous awards. Libby is exceptionally committed to her work, and in 2005-2006 she was the National President of Sisters in Crime, a 3,400+ member organization dedicated to strengthening the voice of female mystery writers.

Libby's best-selling novels have won widespread acclaim. She has been nominated for the Anthony Award twice, the Agatha, Foreword Magazine, The Chicago Writers Association, and has won the Reader Choice Award multiple times.

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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. 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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