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This story was written for my friend Joe Konrath’s anthology, THESE GUNS FOR HIRE (Bleak House, 2007). As he said in the introduction, this was one of my first attempts at writing hard-boiled, and I found it liberating. In fact, it pushed me in an altogether new direction. You can also find it on audio at and in NICE GIRL DOES NOIR.

  • 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.