War, Spies and Bobby Sox

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Release date: February 28, 2017 – Available for preorder at Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and iBooks. Will be available in Print, Ebook, and Audio

As World War II rages across Europe and the Pacific, its impact ripples through communities in the heartland of America. A farm girl is locked in a dangerous love triangle with two German soldiers held in an Illinois POW camp … Another German, a war refugee, is forced to risk her life spying on the developing Manhattan Project in Chicago … And espionage surrounds the disappearance of an actress from the thriving Jewish community of Chicago’s Lawndale. In this trio of tales, acclaimed thriller author Libby Fischer Hellmann beautifully depicts the tumultuous effect of war on the home front and illustrates how the action, terror, and tragedy of World War II was not confined to the front lines.

The Incidental Spy (a novella) was originally published in 2015.
“The Day Miriam Hirsch Disappeared” was published in 2005.
P.O.W. (a novella) will be published for the first time in 2017.


Libby Fischer Hellman powerfully illustrates what individuals could have faced while living in such perilous times. This is an engaging read with much food for thought.”

Judi Gigstad, BookReporter

Fast-reading and well told, the three tales are intriguing, smoothly written and enjoyable. (5 Stars)

Theodore Feit, Vine Voice

Libby Hellman has created the perfect novel traveling back to another time and place.”

Reviews by Teri

Ms. Hellmann’s love of history and thirst for knowledge shines through… a fabulously researched and beautifully told story.” (“The Incidental Spy”)

Michelle Nicholls , Big Little Sister Blog

Libby Hellmann’s prose is powerful. Every part of her WW II era yarns are methodically researched, taut, twist-filled and colorful with well developed supporting characters. A gripping performance.’

Charles J. Masters, "Gliderman of Neptune, The American D-Day Glider Attack"