Libby Fischer Hellmann’s Short Stories

To read the first page of any story, click here then on “Short Stories.”


51DsWVSZPfL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_“The Whole World is Watching”

Originally published in the Sisters on the Case Anthology, Obsidian/NAL Books, 2007; This story was reprinted in Akashic’s Chicago Noir 2: The Classics September, 2015.

FR-Special-Crime-ebook-cover-web1No Good Deed”

Fiction River Crime Edition, WGM Publishing, 2014
Buy Fiction River: Crime

Will be republished as one of the best “Criminally Good” 2014 stories by Ed Gorman in 2015.

2015FictionCover_350“Letters From Cuba”

Honorable Mention, Saturday Evening Post 2014 Fiction Contest

Published in Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest, 2015
Buy Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post

War SecretsA Short Story copy“War Secrets”

Published  in Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box, 2013
Buy The Mystery Box 

CapitalPartners“Capital Partners”

Published in the Writes of Spring Anthology, Nodin Press, 2012
Buy Writes of Spring

the-murder-of-katie-boyle“The Murder of Katie Boyle”

Published as a chapbook, 2009
Buy “The Murder of Katie Boyle”

HighYellow“High Yellow”

First published in A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir, 2007. Now in Nice Girl Does Noir, Vol. 2
Buy High Yellow

Print“The Jade Elephant”

Expletive Deleted, 2007
Also Published in Nice Girl Does Noir, Volume 2
And Top Suspense: 13 Stories from 12 Masters of the Craft, 2012
Buy The Jade Elephant

Chicago Blues - Edited by Libby Fischer Hellmann“Your Sweet Man”

First published in Chicago Blues, 2007
Buy Chicago Blues


Originally published in These Guns for Hire, 2006
Buy Detour

Josef's Angel - By Libby Fischer Hellmann“Josef’s Angel”

First published by Amazon Shorts, 2006
Buy “Josef’s Angel”

WintersTale“A Winter’s Tale”

Originally published in Techno-Noir, 2005
Buy A Winter’s Tale

HouseRules“House Rules”

First published in Murder in Vegas, 2005; reprinted in Favorite Kills, 2012; Nominated for an Anthony and an Agatha for Best Short Story
Buy House Rules
Buy Favorite Kills

Berlin“A Berlin Story”

Originally published in Show Business is Murder, 2004
Buy A Berlin Story

Common“Common Scents”

First published in Blondes in Trouble, 2004; currently available in Nice Girl Does Noir Vol. 1
Buy Common Scents

Nice Girl Does Noir“The Last Radical”

First published in Futures Magazine, April-May, 2001; currently available in Nice Girl Does Noir Vol. 1
Buy Nice Girl Does Noir Vol. 1

nice-girl-vol-2“The Rainforest Messiah”

First published in World Wide Writers Magazine (UK), November 2000, and in Mysterical-E, January 2001; currently available in Nice Girl Does Noir Vol. 2
Buy Nice Girl Does Noir 

DumberDumber Than Dirt”

First published in Blue Murder, June 2000, and in Blood & Donuts, 2001; reprinted in Once Upon A Crime, 2009; currently available in Nice Girl Does Noir Vol. 2
Buy Dumber Than Dirt

miriam-hirsch“The Day Miriam Hirsch Disappeared”

Published in Futures Magazine, Autumn, 2002; published on Amazon Shorts, 2006
Buy “The Day Miriam Hirsch Disappeared”