High Crimes by Libby Fischer Hellmann

BookLife Talks with Libby Fischer Hellmann

Hi, all. I thought you might be interested in an interview I did with BookLife last week (October 19) about HIGH CRIMES. A lengthy excerpt was published in the 10/22/18 edition of Publishers Weekly as well. Hellmann’s Chicago PI Georgia Davis returns to solve a politically motivated Facebook murder mystery. What’s different about High Crimes […]

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Cover Reveal for HIGH CRIMES

Hi, everyone. Many of you know I’ll be coming out with a new Georgia Davis thriller this fall — November 13, 2018. And today is the day for the cover reveal!!! I’m so excited, and I hope you will be too. As the graphic indicates, it’s all ready to be pre-ordered as well, and now […]

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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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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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Recount? Please?

A group of respected computer scientists have spotted a serious anomaly in voting results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvanis, and they say it warrants an audit. The story started in May, when the Democratic National Committee discovered suspicious behavior on its computer network. It called in the security firm CrowdStrike, who found two hacker groups […]

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Criminal Forensics: Not So Fast…

  One of the reasons I started writing crime fiction twenty years ago was my fascination with criminal forensics. Like everyone else in the country, I was glued to the TV during the OJ Simpson trial. Apart from my surprise at his acquittal, I was introduced to a brave new world. Prior to the trial […]

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Libby Hellmann discussed the backstory of her latest novel Jump Cut

Getting it off my Chest – The Jump Cut Interview

I’ve finally managed to do the interview I’ve always wanted to about the issues, research, and thinking that went into my book Jump Cut. It’s all thanks to my Blog Talk Radio colleague Alex Dolan , author of The Euthanist and The Empress of Tempera. He’s also the host of the ‘Thrill Seekers’ Authors on […]

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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.