When pretty, smart Sara Long is found bludgeoned to death, it’s easy to blame the man with the bat. But Georgia Davis — former cop and newly-minted PI — is hired to look into the incident at the behest of the accused’s sister, and what she finds hints at a much different, much darker answer. It seems the privileged, preppy schoolgirls on Chicago’s North Shore have learned just how much their innocence is worth to hot-under-the-collar businessmen. But while these girls can pay for Prada pricetags, they don’t realize that their new business venture may end up costing them more than they can afford.
“Hellmann brings to life the reality of bullying among teenage girls with enough twists and turns to keep you reading. Highly recommended.” Library Journal, Starred Review
“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
“Just what’s needed in a mystery… Depth of characterization sets this new entry by Hellmann (A Shot to Die For, 2005, etc.) apart from a crowded field.” Kirkus Reviews
Reviewing Easy Innocence
By Kevin Tipple
This was my first exposure to Libby Fischer Hellman’s work and it was quite the mystery ride. Georgia Davis is a multi faceted heroine…This novel works on many different levels while providing an entertaining read right to the last page.
Easy Innocence is one of the best I have read this year...
By Reading Addict
No one does this genre better than Libby Fischer Hellmann…Hellmann is brilliant at treating a subject which is by no means easy to talk about and giving it the right amount of oomph.
Being A Teenager Is Neither Easy Nor Innocent
This is a gorgeous, tightly-written mystery. The characters are fully developed and the plot has delicious sub-layers running through it. I love the way the superb writing flows.
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. Eleven published 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