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.


A haunting and memorable spy novel…superbly developed into a logically thrilling story. (The Incidental Spy)

The Daily Nonpareil

Undeniably seductive… everything happens for a reason…few can sustain this kind of tension right through to the denouement. (The Incidental Spy)

Joel Hames-Clarke

Like a musical score that goes back at the conclusion to its first note, this story is perfectly played out. (“The Day Miriam Hirsch Disappeared”)

Uvi Poznansky

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