A Berlin Story
Published 2004
In the 1930s a physics professor is murdered in a Berlin cabaret.
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.
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.
Detour
Published 2007
A young hit woman takes out the wrong mark.
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 will go for approval from their peers.
House Rules
Published 2006
A dark comedy about a couple visiting Vegas who find a stash of cocaine in the desert.
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
Set the Night on Fire
Published 2010
Finalist, Best Suspense Novel, Foreword Magazine

Someone is trying to kill Lila Hilliard. Is it related to her parents' past? Part thriller, historical novel, and love story, Set the Night on Fire paints an unforgettable portrait of Chicago in the late Sixties.
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 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 Last Radical
Published 2001
A wanted '60s radical builds a successful life on the North Shore of Chicago until her husband disappears.
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

Libby Fischer Hellmann

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Why I Started Writing

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 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.



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