Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Mystery Born: 1949 in Washington DC Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHellmann moved to the Chicago area in 1978.
Biographical and Professional InformationLibby 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. She has been a finalist twice for the Anthony and three times for Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year. She has also been nominated for the Agatha, the Shamus, the Daphne, and has won the IPPY and the Readers Choice Award multiple times. Her novels include the now five-volume Ellie Foreman series, which she describes as a cross between "Desperate Housewives" and "24;" the hard-boiled 5-volume Georgia Davis PI series, and four stand-alone historical thrillers set during Revolutionary Iran, Cuba, the Sixties, and WW2. Her short stories have been published in a dozen anthologies, the Saturday Evening Post, and Ed Gorman's "25 Criminally Good Short Stories" collection. Libby hosts a TV interview show and conducts writing workshops at libraries and other venues. She was the national president of Sisters In Crime, a 3500 member organization dedicated to the advancement of female crime fiction authors. Her books have been translated into Spanish, German, Italian, and Chinese. All her books are available in print, ebook, and audiobook formats.
*''A Bitter Veil'', Allium Press, April 2012 *''A Picture of Guilt'', Poisoned Pen Press, 2003 *''A Shot to Die For'', Poisioned Pen Press, 2005 *''An Eye For Murder'', Poisoned Pen Press, 2002 *''An Image of Death'', Poisoned Pen Press, 2004 *''Doubleback'', Bleak House Books, 2009 *''Easy Innocence'', Bleak House Books, 2008 *''Havana Lost'', Red Herrings Press, 2013 *''Jump Cut'', Poisoned Pen Press, 2015 *''Nice Girl Does Noir'', Fischer Hellmann Communications, 2010 *''Nice Girl Does Noir:2'', CreateSpace, 2011 *''Nobody's Child'', Red Herrings Press, 2014 *''Set the Night On Fire'', Allium Press, 2010 *''The Incidental Spy'', Red Herrings, 2015 *''ToxiCity'', Red Herrings Press, 2011 *''War, Spies & Bobby Sox'', Red Herrings, 2017 *"High Crimes", Red Herrings, 2018