Now available as a collection for only $5.99.
Crime fiction author Libby Fischer Hellmann claims she's "writing her way around the genre." With nine novels and twenty short stories published, she has written thrillers, suspense mysteries, historicals, PI novels, amateur sleuth, police procedurals, and even a cozy. At the core of all her stories, however, is always a crime or the possibility of one.
Her PI Georgia Davis burst on the scene in Libby Fischer Hellmann's Easy Innocence (2008). That was followed in 2009 by Doubleback, which reunited Georgia with Ellie Foreman. Toxicity, the prequel to the series was released in 2011. Now all three are together in one volume. Enjoy this highly acclaimed crime fiction thriller series.
You’ll be able to read the review of Toxicity here ate The Dirty Lowdown in about a week. I first was introduced to this great crime writer in the Michael Connelly edited 2005 short story collection, Murder in Vegas: New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation in which her short story, "House Rules" was one of the stand outs. Always a first rate and finely crafted read, Libby has won and been nominated for just about every award a writer could hope for, her Set the Night on Fire was Shortlisted for Foreword Magazine's Best Suspense Novel, 2010. The Georgia Davis series may just be my favorites.
In 1978, Hellmann moved to Chicago (which would later be the backdrop of her novels) in order to work at Burson-Marsteller, the large public relations firm, staying until 1985 when she founded Fischer Hellmann Communications. Currently, when not writing, she conducts speaker training programs in platform speaking, presentation skills, media training, and crisis communications. Additionally, Libby also writes and produces videos.
About her fifth novel, the Chicago Tribune said, "There's a new no-nonsense detective in town... Tough and smart enough to give even the legendary V.I. Warshawski a run for her money." They were referring to Georgia Davis, Libby Hellmann's PI protagonist. The Georgia Davis PI Series: Boxed Set of Three (The Georgia Davis Series) is a must have for crime fiction fans, and would make a great gift.
Take a look at the other great stories at Libby’s website. And be sure to look at her blog, Say The Word, where she talks about books, where the stories come from, the ‘business’ and pretty much everything else.
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