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Hellmann, Libby Fischer

Overview
Works: 32 works in 87 publications in 2 languages and 4,051 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Spy stories  Historical fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3608.E46, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Libby Fischer Hellmann
Easy innocence by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When pretty, smart Sara is found bludgeoned to death, it's easy to blame the man with the bat. But Georgia finds a much different darker answer on Chicago's North Shore- privileged schoolgirls have learned just how much their innocence is worth to hot-under-the-collar businessmen
An eye for murder by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"August, 1944, Prague is where the story begins with a seemingly casual exchange. Decades later, in contemporary Chicago, the consequences emerge through the medium of television"--Jacket
An image of death by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While producing a video about foster children, financed by a prominent Chicago real-estate developer, Ellie Foreman receives a mysterious package in which she finds a surveillance video documenting the murder of a young woman, and embarks on an investigation into a crime that leads to a sinister conspiracy of money laundering, diamond smuggling, and murder
A picture of guilt by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Single mother and Chicago filmmaker Ellie Foreman possesses video evidence that Johnny Santoro is innocent of murder--and finds herself the target of both the mob and the FBI. Original
A shot to die for by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this fourth title in the Ellie Foreman mystery series, the Chicago documentary filmmaker finds herself in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Returning from a video shoot at the Lodge, a newly renovated, upscale resort, Ellie befriends a woman who claims her ride abandoned her at a highwary rest stop. But Ellie's kindness is brutally cut short when a pickup truck pulls up, the rear window opens, and the woman is shot dead."--Cover
Chicago blues( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime stories from 21 Chicago authors
Jump Cut : an Ellie Foreman mystery by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago video producer Ellie Foreman is back after a decade, entangled in a web of espionage, murder, and suspicion that threatens to destroy what she holds most dear
Doubleback : a novel by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Molly Messenger is kidnapped on a sunny June morning. Three days later she's returned, apparently unharmed. Molly's mother, Chris, is so grateful to have her daughter back that she's willing to overlook the odd circumstances. A few days later, the brakes go out on Chris's car. An accident? Maybe. Except that it turns out that Chris, the IT manager at a large Chicago bank, may have misappropriated three million dollars. Not convinced that his daughter is safe, Molly's father hires PI Georgia Davis to follow the money and investigate Chris's death
A bitter veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all began with a line of Persian poetry ... Anna and Nouri, both studying in Chicago, fall in love despite their very different backgrounds. Anna, who has never been close to her parents, is more than happy to return with Nouri to his native Iran, to be embraced by his wealthy family. Beginning their married life together in 1978, their world is abruptly turned upside down by the overthrow of the Shah, and the rise of the Islamic Republic. Under the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Republican Guard, life becomes increasingly restricted and Anna must learn to exist in a transformed world, where none of the familiar Western rules apply. Random arrests and torture become the norm, women are required to wear hijab, and Anna discovers that she is no longer free to leave the country. As events reach a fevered pitch, Anna realizes that nothing is as she thought, and no one can be trusted ... not even her husband
Set the night on fire by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone is trying to kill Lila Hilliard. During the Christmas holidays she returns from running errands to find her family home in flames, her father and brother trapped inside. Later, she is attacked by a mysterious man on a motorcycle ... and the threats don't end there. As Lila desperately tries to piece together who is after her and why, she uncovers information about her father's past in Chicago during the volatile days of the late 1960s ... information he never shared with her, but now threatens to destroy her
Nobody's child by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago PI Georgia Davis heads deep into the secretive and dangerous underworld of Chicago's sex trafficking business to help her sister, Savannah
Havana lost by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, a rebel fighting with Fidel Castro. Her father, desperate to send her to safety in the US, resorts to torture and blackmail as he searches the island for her. So begins the first part of a spellbinding saga that spans three generations of the same family. Decades later, the family is lured back to Cuba by the promise of untold riches. But pursuing those riches brings danger as well as opportunity, and ultimately, Francesca's family must confront the lethal consequences of their choices
Easy innocence by Libby Fischer Hellmann( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When pretty, smart Sara is found bludgeoned to death, it's easy to blame the man with the bat. But Georgia finds a much different darker answer on Chicago's North Shore- privileged schoolgirls have learned just how much their innocence is worth to hot-under-the-collar businessmen
Doubleback by Libby Fischer Hellmann( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Molly Messenger is kidnapped on a sunny June morning. Three days later she's returned, apparently unharmed. Molly's mother, Chris, is so grateful to have her daughter back that she's willing to overlook the odd circumstances. A few days later, the brakes go out on Chris's car. An accident? Maybe. Except that it turns out that Chris, the IT manager at a large Chicago bank, may have misappropriated three million dollars. Not convinced that his daughter is safe, Molly's father hires PI Georgia Davis to follow the money and investigate Chris's death
A bitter veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all began with a line of Persian poetry ... Anna and Nouri, both studying in Chicago, fall in love despite their very different backgrounds. Anna, who has never been close to her parents, is more than happy to return with Nouri to his native Iran, to be embraced by his wealthy family. Beginning their married life together in 1978, their world is abruptly turned upside down by the overthrow of the Shah, and the rise of the Islamic Republic
ToxiCity : a Georgia Davis novel of suspense by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years before Easy Innocence, PI Georgia Davis was a police officer on the force in a Chicago suburb. And while homicides are rare on the North Shore, three bodies turn up in quick succession-- all of them dumped in waste disposal dumpsters or landfills. The investigations into the murders test the mettle and professionalism of a combined police task force. Along the way, they also test the strength of Georgia's relationship with one of the detectives working the case. While Georgia, her detective boyfriend Matt, and his sometime partner John Stone pit their skills against those of an inventive killer, the daughter of a real estate mogul-- who just happens to have her eye on Matt-- complicates matters
A picture of guilt by Libby Fischer Hellmann( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big news story in Chicago is the murder trial of Johnny Santoro, a dock worker whose girlfriend has been killed. Most Chicagoans are betting on a quick guilty verdict, but Ellie Forman has doubts about his complicity--Santoro is strangely familiar to her. Checking back to the outtakes of a video project in progress while the murder took place, Ellie finds evidence that could save Santoro from a lifetime behind bars. It seems the perfect alibi. But the tape is compromised by strange radio interference and Santoro goes to jail
The incidental spy by Libby Fischer Hellmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Lena Bentheim is forced to flee Nazi Germany for Chicago in 1935, leaving her family and boyfriend behind. After learning English, she eventually finds a new life as a secretary in the Physics Department of the University of Chicago. She meets and marries another German refugee scientist and has a child. Then tragedy strikes, and Lena is forced to spy on the nuclear fission experiments at the U of Chicago. A novella set in the early years of the Manhattan Project, The Incidental Spy is another fascinating historical thriller by Libby Fischer Hellmann, also the author of the highly acclaimed stand-alone thrillers Set the Night on Fire, A Bitter Veil, and Havana Lost
Nice girl does noir. a collection of short stories by Libby Fischer Hellmann( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To read Libby Fischer Hellmann is to love Libby Fischer Hellmann. Her writing is tight, fast, and highly entertaining. But I had no idea Libby was so versatile. The collection of stories -- all previously published -- offer a wide variety of styles, tones, and topics. Funny. Dark. Poignant. Exciting. Surprising. Hardboiled. And, of course, Noir
The last page by Libby Fischer Hellmann( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Adams, head of the Windbrook Library in suburban Chicago, has died, apparently from a fall down the stairs to the library's basement. But when Julia Fairbanks, her closest friend's daughter pokes around, she finds troubling emails that indicate Barbara was not the victim of a heart attack, but a vicious killer instead. Can Julia find the murderer? Or will she end up on The Last Page too?
 
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An eye for murderAn image of deathA picture of guiltA shot to die forChicago bluesDoubleback : a novelSet the night on fire