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Libby Fischer Hellmann's Reviews

Reviews of Libby’s Work

Havana Lost
Sep.24.2013
Published by Booklist
The Cuban Revolution is the rich backdrop for this riveting historical thriller. In the days just prior to the revolution, life in Cuba is difficult. Spies are everywhere. Poverty...
Havana Lost
Sep.02.2013
Published by Deadly Pleasures Magazine
"Hellmann’s writing has matured considerably since her early novels.  Her plotting has become more solid and assured, her characters more realistic, her settings...
Havana Lost
Sep.01.2013
Published by Chicago Tribune
Libby Fischer Hellmann paints vivid portrait of a long-lost Cuba “Ambitious, sprawling… Hellmann keeps a relatively complicated plot moving swiftly, even finding time to...
Havana Lost
Aug.01.2013
Published by Southwest Iowa News
Coltan is a natural resource that most of us don't know much about. However, in today's society we are completely dependent upon this ore which is partially utilized in every...
Havana Lost
Aug.13.2013
Published by Windy City Reviews
On my office wall hangs a vintage travel poster depicting a passenger aboard a Pan Am flight enjoying the view of Havana, Cuba, through a window.  That poster captures so...
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Apr.03.2012
Published by BOOKLIST
"The revolution is a complicated and multifaceted event, and, in some ways, Hellmann’s story of tragic love oversimplifies it; yet she does take care to ensure that most of her...
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Mar.14.2012
Published by Crimespree Magazine
"Hellmann crafts a tragically beautiful story around a message that is both subtle and vibrant. The author does an amazing job of delivering her point but never by sacrificing...
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Mar.08.2012
Published by Publishers Weekly
The Iranian revolution provides the backdrop for this meticulously researched, fast-paced stand-alone from Hellmann (Set the Night on Fire). Anna Schroder, an English major at the...
EASY INNOCENCE
Published by January Magazine
...Hellmann builds a complex web of deceit and treachery. It’s not uncommon for writers, particularly crime writers, to paint an almost Stepford Wives picture of suburban life, a...
EASY INNOCENCE
Mar.01.2008
Published by Library Journal
The award-winning author of the Ellie Foreman series (An Image of Death) here introduces Chicago cop-turned-PI Georgia Davis. A female high school student is found bludgeoned to...
EASY INNOCENCE
Published by Chicago Tribune
There's a new no-nonsense female private detective in town: Georgia Davis, a former cop who is tough and smart enough to give even the legendary V.I. Warshawski a run for her...
EASY INNOCENCE
Jan.15.2008
Published by Kirkus Reviews
Private eye Georgia Davis battles on behalf of a mentally challenged man charged with murder. After being suspended from the force and dumped by a fellow cop, Georgia Davis,...