Libby Fischer Hellmann's Blog

War, Spies, and Bobby Sox FInalist for Indie Book of the Year

Thrilled to announce that War, Spies, and Bobby Sox is a finalist for Foreword Magazine’s 2017 INDIES Book of the Year Awards in the War/Military Category! Winners will be announced in June. If you’d like more information, here’s the press release. And for more about the book, you can check it out and even buy […]

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Femmes Fatales

Hi, all. I’m thrilled to be part of the new Femme Fatales bundle from StoryBundle, which collates terrific novels by wonderful authors for really low prices! The latest is an excellent collection of ten outstanding crime thrillers that feature “a woman with both intelligence and sex appeal that uses these skills to manipulate poor helpless […]

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Capital Partners: A TV Pilot (Available to Option)

Hi, all. Some of you may remember my short story “Capital Partners,” which came out a few years ago. It was published in the WRITES OF SPRING anthology, edited by the late Gary Schultz and Pat Frovarp, who also owned Once Upon A Crime, that wonderful bookstore in Minneapolis. As time went on I couldn’t […]

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Illinois Governor’s Race: The Money

Yo, Illinois voters. Want to know how much is being spent on the Illinois Governor’s race? Thought so. Here is a chart, which will automatically update, developed by Pro-Publica. (Many thanks, guys!). Use it to help sharpen your views as to who can lead our state out of budget problems, systemic corruption, languishing schools, and […]

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Blood Run, Jamie Freveletti, and SOLVED!

Hi, everyone. I know it’s been a while, and yes, I’ve been negligent in blogging. There’s just so much going on it’s difficult to focus. I think many of you know what I mean. But I do want to tell you that I’m now the host of two interview shows. One is with the Authors […]

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Bobby Sox and the Chicago Writers Association

Some good news here. In fact, I’ll just reprint the press release. I am honored to be included. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago Author’s Novel a Finalist for CWA Book of the Year Award Chicago, IL, October 3, 2017—Crime thriller author Libby Fischer Hellmann’s latest work of fiction, War, Spies and Bobby Sox: Stories about World […]

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GAME ON 2018: Voter Suppression, Part 2

Of all the dissolute goings-on this country faces, voting suppression strikes at the heart of our democracy, and to me is the most frightening. Simply put, we are at a tipping point. Unless we make major changes in the way we vote and how those votes are tabulated, we’re going to sleepwalk into a dystopian […]

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Blueprint for Fixing our World – #3, Part 1: Trump and Voting Suppression

The term voter suppression describes the efforts, both legal and illegal, to stop eligible people from casting their vote. It is not new: voting suppression in the US stretches back to 1838’s Gallatin County Election Day Battle. Today, however, it’s become increasingly heinous and dangerous. In fact, Democratic Senator Chris Coons recently said in Time […]

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A Blueprint for Fixing Our World

Remember Vlad the Impaler, the medieval prince who gave us our first version of the blood-sucking Dracula? The past seventeen years have seen the rise of a true-to-life Vlad, now the leader of Russia. He and his oligarch buddies helped support—in fact, resuscitate—Donald Trump. They saved him from his third bankruptcy, provided opportunities for him […]

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  • 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.