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Very Short bio:
Libby 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. Thirteen novels and twenty 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 writing community and has even won a few. More at http://libbyhellmann.com.
Not So Short bio:
Libby Fischer Hellmann writes Compulsively Readable Thrillers. Her 13th novel, Jump Cut, the 5th entry in her Ellie Foreman series, was released in March, 2016 and won a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly.
In 2014, Havana Lost, a stand-alone literary thriller and love story set in Cuba, was released. A Bitter Veil, set in revolutionary Iran during the late ’70s was released in 2013. Along with Set The Night On Fire (2010), which goes back to the late Sixties in Chicago, these stand-alone thrillers are what Libby calls her “Revolution Trilogy.”
She also writes two crime fiction series.Libby describes the first, the Ellie Foreman series, soon to be a five- volume set, as a cross between “Desperate Housewives” and “24.” Chicago P.I. Georgia Davis first appeared in one of those novels, and she now has her own series, which has grown to four volumes.
Libby has also published over 20 short stories, many of them in Nice Girl Does Noir. She also edited the acclaimed crime fiction anthology Chicago Blues. Her most recent novella (2015) was The Incidental Spy, a World War Two story about the early years of the Manhattan Project in Chicago. She is currently working on another WW2 novella, tentatively titled Homefront.
Originally from Washington D.C., she has lived in Chicago over 35 years and claims they’ll take her out of there feet first.