High Crimes

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How do you solve a murder when there are 42,000 suspects?

That’s the task facing Chicago PI Georgia Davis, hired to hunt down those ultimately responsible for the assassination of Resistance leader Dena Baldwin at a demonstration fourteen months after the 2016 election. The gunman, on a nearby hotel rooftop, dies within minutes of the shooting. As Georgia sifts through Dena’s 42,000 Facebook followers, she discovers that unknown enemies hiding behind fake profiles have infiltrated the group. She finds others who will do whatever it takes—including murder—to shield right-wing, wealthy elites. When Georgia begins piecing together the facts, relatives of both victims mysteriously disappear, and the danger escalates. Threats and bruises have never frightened Georgia, but she’s side-swiped by the sudden reappearance of the mother who abandoned her when she was a child. Can she survive an emotional family crisis at the same time she pursues killers whose only goal is to protect themselves?

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“In this ripped from the headlines and rocket-paced thriller, Libby Fischer Hellmann is at the top of her game. You won’t stop turning the pages, gripped by every twist and turn. And the tough, smart Georgia Davis is sure to take herplace among the top female PIs in crime fiction.”

Lisa Unger , NY TImes Bestselling Author of UNDER MY SKIN on HIGH CRIMES

Starred Review: “Hellmann brings to life the reality of bullying among teenage girls with enough twists and turns to keep you reading. Highly recommended.”

Library Journal, on "Easy Innocence"

“There’s a new no-nonsense female private detective in town: Georgia Davis, a former cop who is tough and smart enough to give even the legendary V.I. Warshawski a run for her money.”

Chicago Tribune, on "Easy Innocence"

Doubleback moves with twists, insightful juxtapositions, and many layers. Hellmann doesn’t need to ‘doubleback.’ She’s indisputably crossed the line into the realm of great crime fiction writers.”

Crimespree Magazine, on "Doubleback"

“Hellmann writes in many genres, but her Georgia Davis series may just be one of the best crime thriller series being written today.”

Seattle Intelligencer , on "ToxiCity"

“Thrilling…Hellmann ratchets up tension with every chapter and the reader is constantly kept wondering about the fate of both sisters.”

Publishers Weekly, on "Nobody’s Child"

“Conflict so real it grips the reader. You dare not breathe or put the book aside…  Libby Fischer Hellmann ranks as one of the top mystery writers in America today.”

Here Comes a Mystery, on "Nobody’s Child"

  • 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.