A Welcome Home Gift!

Hi, everyone. As some of you know I just got back from a long trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bangkok. Fascinating and educational. I had never been so far away for so long before. I plan to share pics with you in the coming days. And yes, there will be a book. A historical saga.

So you can imagine my gratitude when I came home to a lovely feature in the new Thrilling Detective. It was altogether unexpected and made me feel all warm inside. Read it here.

In the meantime, here’s an excerpt:


You don’t need a weatherman to see which way this new Windy City eye blows.

Flawed and occasionally prickly Chicago cop GEORGIA DAVIS was a memorable supporting character in Hellmann’s Ellie Foreman amateur sleuth series, but she really comes into her own as a private eye (and Hellman ups the ante considerably) in 2008’s Easy Innocence, investigating the baseball bat murder of a popular student attending a snooty preppy high school on Chicago’s North Shore. A local sex offender who’s not quite all there stands accused, and it looks like a slam-dunk, until the suspect’s protective sister asks Davis to investigate.

Then all hell breaks loose. Fortunately, Davis’s savvy blend of compassion and gritted-teeth sense of justice is more than up to the task — and boded well for a sequel or two. And Hellman has delivered.

Thanks to Kevin for the shout-out, and just in case you don’t know the Georgia Davis novels, here they are.

  • 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.