Libby Fischer Hellmann
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Libby Fischer Hellmann

Libby Fischer Hellmann is a critically acclaimed crime writer loved by readers the world over for her compulsively readable thrillers and strong female characters. Her fast-paced crime fiction spans 14 novels and over 20 short stories. She has also edited a popular crime fiction anthology called Chicago Blues. Her newest work, "War, Spies, and Bobby Sox: Stories About World War Two At Home" was released in March, 2017, and promptly won the IPPY Silver Medal in the war/military category.

With critics describing her work as "masterful" and "meticulously researched", it's not hard to see why Libby's thrilling and richly varied crime novels have won numerous awards. Libby is exceptionally committed to her work, and in 2005-2006 she was the National President of Sisters in Crime, a 3,400+ member organization dedicated to strengthening the voice of female mystery writers.

Libby started out in broadcast news, beginning her career as an assistant film editor for NBC News in New York before moving back to DC to work with Robin MacNeil and Jim Lehrer at N-PACT, the public affairs production arm of PBS. Retrained as an assistant director when Watergate broke, Libby helped produce PBS's night-time broadcast of the hearings. She went on to work for public relations firm Burson-Marsteller in Chicago in 1978, where she stayed until she left to found Fischer Hellmann Communications in 1985.

Originally from Washington, D.C.--where, she says, "When you're sitting around the dinner table gossiping about the neighbors, you're talking politics"-- Libby earned a Masters Degree in Film Production from New York University and a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to writing, Libby writes and produces videos, and conducts speaker training programs in platform speaking, presentation skills, media training and crisis communications.

Libby's best-selling novels have won widespread acclaim, with her first novel, An Eye for Murder, nominated for several awards and described by Publisher's Weekly as "a masterful blend of politics, history, and suspense."

An Eye for Murder introduced Ellie Foreman, a video producer and single mother who went on to star in five more novels in a series described by Libby as "a cross between Desperate Housewives and 24." Libby's second series followed the Chicago PI Georgia Davis, a no-nonsense detective who has been featured in four books so far. In addition to her hugely popular series, Libby has also written four standalone thrillers in diverse settings and historical periods Through her "Revolution Trilogy," (Set the Night on Fire, A Bitter Veil, and Havana Lost) we meet young activists during the late Sixties, a young American woman who marries and moves to Tehran, and a female Mafia boss who chases power at the expense of love.

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    • High Crimes: A Georgia Davis Novel of Suspense

    • The Georgia Davis PI Series, Book 5
    • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    That’s the task facing Chicago PI Georgia Davis, hired to hunt down those behind the assassination of resistance leader Dena Baldwin at a demonstration 14 months after the 2016 election....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nobody's Child

    • Georgia Davis, Book 4
    • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
    • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A bloodstained note left for PI Georgia Davis reveals the shocking existence of a half-sister she never knew about. Her sister, Savannah, is pregnant and begging for Georgia's help....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hellmann delivers another winner.

    • By Snoodely on 09-03-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Easy Innocence

    • The Georgia Davis PI Series, Book 1
    • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
    • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    When pretty, smart Sara Long is found bludgeoned to death, it's easy to blame the man with the bat. But Georgia Davis is hired to look into the incident at the behest of the accused's sister....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Corruption, Greed, and Prostitution …

    • By Snoodely on 11-09-16

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    • An Eye for Murder

    • An Ellie Foreman Mystery
    • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
    • Narrated by: Karyn O' Bryant
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 60

    August 1944. Prague is where the story begins, with a seemingly casual exchange. But in wartime, is any act trivial? Decades later, in contemporary Chicago, the consequences emerge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By littlebear on 09-16-15

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    • Jump Cut

    • The Ellie Foreman Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
    • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    Hired to produce a profile of aviation giant Delcroft, Ellie is dismayed when company VP Charlotte Hollander trashes the production and cancels the project....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heart Jumping Book

    • By Ahmapal72 on 05-17-18

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    • An Image of Death

    • Ellie Foreman Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
    • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Chicago filmmaker Ellie Foreman is back, and she's tackling her most dangerous case yet in this dark amateur sleuth thriller....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery At It's Best

    • By Lia on 11-22-16

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    • Inocencia Facil: (Spanish version of Easy Innocence)

    • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
    • Narrated by: Maria Fernanda Rojas, Aldo Lumbia, On Air Productions
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    Cuando encuentran a la bella e inteligente Sara Long apaleada a muerte, es facil inculpar al hombre con el bate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entretenida novela policiaca

    • By Mario on 11-23-13

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    • A Bitter Veil

    • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
    • Narrated by: Diane Piron-Gelman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 33
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    It all began with a line of Persian poetry . . . Anna and Nouri, both studying in Chicago, fall in love despite their very different backgrounds....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impending Doom

    • By Snoodely on 01-27-13

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    • Havana Lost

    • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis, Diane Piron-Gelman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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    On the eve of the Cuban Revolution, headstrong 18-year-old Francesca Pacelli flees from her ruthless Mafia-boss father in Havana to the arms of her lover....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical romance/strong women protagonists-Great

    • By PlantCrone on 10-20-13

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    • Doubleback

    • The Georgia Davis P.I. Series #2
    • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    Little Molly Messenger is kidnapped on a sunny June morning. Three days later she's returned, apparently unharmed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Money can't buy happiness but it sure is a start"

    • By Norma Miles on 06-07-16

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