Another Great Interview with Brian Freeman, ALTER EGO

  I interviewed Brian Freeman, who happens to be one of the nicest crime authors I know, on SOLVED! on May 17th. His wonderful Jonathan Stride novel, ALTER EGO, has been out a few weeks now, and it’s terrific! I feel so lucky to be able to read and then talk to authors whom I […]

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Solved! HOW IT HAPPENED by Michael Kortya

Hi, all. I just realized I haven’t told you that I’ve been hosting a monthly TV interview show called SOLVED! for the past 18 months. (Talk about being late to the party…) SOLVED! is a one of several shows produced by AuthorsVoice.net, which is owned and operated by the Abraham Lincoln BookShop in Chicago. We […]

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Goodreads Mystery-Thriller Week Begins Soon!

Next week is Goodreads Celebration of Mysteries and Thrillers. Since I am one of those authors, I thought I’d let you know about a couple of special events that I hope will encourage you to check further… WAR, SPIES, AND BOBBY SOX: Stories About WW2 At Home Just heard WS&B is a Finalist in Foreword […]

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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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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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The Dark Crimes Bundle

I am SO excited to tell you about a new collection of crime novels (It debuts Wednesday, June 14, 2017) in which I’m a contributor. No… actually, I’ll let Kris Rusch tell you about it. She’s the “curator” (AKA Editor in Chief) who invited the authors into the bundle.         The Dark […]

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Nazis in America? Meet The German American Bund

My upcoming WW2 book, War, Spies and Bobby Sox, includes three stories about World War Two on the homefront. Obviously, Hitler’s Germany never actually invaded our shores or blitzed us as they did our UK cousins. But, in fact, Nazism was alive and well in the US during the 1930s, just as it was in […]

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World War Two: German POWs Incarcerated in the US

My latest book, War, Spies, and Bobby Sox, comes out February 28th. (but it’s on preorder now… see below) It’s a trio of stories set during World War Two. One of the stories, P.O.W., took me down a rabbit hole of fascinating research into the era and our involvement in the conflict. So of course, […]

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War, Spies and Bobby Sox by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Goodreads Giveaway Time!

Hi, everyone. Here’s something to make your New Year a bit more interesting (I hope). My new book, WAR SPIES AND BOBBY SOX will be released February 28, 2017, but you can win 1 of 3 print copies now by signing up for a copy at Goodreads! Enjoy the read, and I hope you will […]

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Evil Kin – The Tragedy of Chicago’s Suh Family

About 8 months ago I was interviewed as a neutral 3rd party for a tabloid TV show about a gruesome murder in Chicago. The case involved a sister who convinced her brother to kill her boyfriend, and her boyfriend to (probably) kill her mother. It happened years ago, but Investigation Discovery decided to explore it […]

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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.