Dumber Than Dirt

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This story was first published in 2000 in Blue Murder Magazine, which has since disappeared. It was reprinted in Twilight Tales’ Blood and Doughnuts, and most recently in the ONCE UPON A CRIME ANTHOLOGY edited by Gary Bush. An “only in Chicago” story, it’s goofy and noir at the same time. It is also 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.