Awards and Nominations For Books by Libby Fischer Hellmann

An Eye For Murder

  • Anthony nomination, Best First
  • Winner, Best First, Readers Choice Awards (Love is Murder conference)

A Picture of Guilt

  • Finalist, Ben Franklin Award, Mystery/suspense
  • Winner, Best Traditional Mystery, Readers Choice Awards (Love is Murder conference)

A Shot to Die For

  • Winner, Best Traditional Mystery, Readers Choice Awards (Love is Murder conference)

House Rules (Short story in Murder in Vegas anthology)

  • Agatha nominee
  • Anthony nominee

Chicago Blues Anthology (Editor)

  • Stuart Kaminsky story nominated for an Edgar
  • Deb Brod story winner of Readers Choice Award (Love is Murder conference)

Easy Innocence

  • Winner, Best PI/Police Procedural, Readers Choice Award (Love is Murder conference)

Doubleback

  • Chosen as the “Great Lakes Great Read,” Autumn 2009 by Great Lakes Bookseller Association

Set the Night on Fire

  • Finalist in Foreword Magazine’s Best Suspense Novel of the year, 2010

Toxicity

  • Winner,  Best Suspense Novel 2011 (Love is Murder conference)

A Bitter Veil

  • Finalist, 2012 Book of the Year, Chicago Writers Association
  • Winner, Best Suspense Novel 2012 (Love is Murder conference)

Havana Lost

  • Foreword Magazine Finalist for Best Thriller of the Year — 2013
  • “Notable Page-Turner,” Shelf Unbound Magazine Fiction Competition — 2014
  • Honorable Mention, 2014 Book of the Year, Chicago Writers Association

Nobody’s Child

  • Finalist, 2015 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense
  • Finalist, Shamus Awards, Best Indie PI NovelFinalist in the “Fiction: Mystery/Suspense” category
  • Finalist in the “Fiction: Mystery/Suspense” category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards
  • Finalist in Chicago Writers Association Awards — Fiction Category
  • Shortlisted for Mystery-Thriller category for Kindle Book Review Award

War,Spies, and Bobby Sox

  • Silver Medal, IPPY Award, 2017 (War/Military)
  • Finalist, Chicago Writers Association, Book of the Year Award (Indie Fiction)
  • Finalist, Foreword Magazine, Book of the Year Awards (War/Military)
    • About Libby

      Compulsively Readable ThrillersLibby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction. Fifteen novels and twenty-five short stories later, she claims they’ll take her out of the Windy City feet first.

      She has been nominated for many awards in the mystery and crime writing community and has even won a few.