How do you solve a murder when there are 42,000 suspects?

That’s the task facing Chicago PI Georgia Davis, hired to hunt down those ultimately responsible for the assassination of Resistance leader Dena Baldwin at a demonstration fourteen months after the 2016 election. The gunman, on a nearby hotel rooftop, dies within minutes of the shooting.  As Georgia sifts through Dena’s 42,000 Facebook followers, she discovers that unknown enemies hiding behind fake profiles have infiltrated the group. She finds others who will do whatever it takes—including murder—to shield right-wing, wealthy elites. When Georgia begins piecing together the facts, relatives of both victims mysteriously disappear, and the danger escalates. Threats and bruises have never frightened Georgia, but she’s side-swiped by the sudden reappearance of the mother who abandoned her when she was a child. Can she survive an emotional family crisis at the same time she pursues killers whose only goal is to protect themselves?

PRAISE FOR HIGH CRIMES                                                                                                           

" (A) smart, multi-layered plot which perfectly exemplifies our modern society … Fans of all political stripes will enjoy this combination of intricate family relationships and realistic crime fiction.”Julie Whiteley, Library Journal

"Entertaining…(Georgia is) a shrewd investigator… for readers who watch the nightly news with dismay, the novel offers a satisfying alternate reality.” Publishers Weekly

"HIGH CRIMES is the P.I. novel for our moment, not just because of its backdrop of political tension, but because of the resilient strength of its characters. Georgia Davis is a terrific lead, and Libby Fischer Hellmann calls on her own journalism background to add layers of realism to this all-too plausible plot.” Michael Koryta, NY TImes Bestselling Author of HOW IT HAPPENED

"In this ripped from the headlines and rocket-paced thriller, Libby Fischer Hellmann is at the top of her game. You won’t stop turning the pages, gripped by every twist and turn. And the tough, smart Georgia Davis is sure to take herplace among the top female PIs in crime fiction.” Lisa Unger , NY TImes Bestselling Author of UNDER MY SKIN 

"More than just a murder investigation, but even if you ignore the broader truths, it’s a fun read. How Hellmann managed to write this novel as if it was pulled from today’s headlines is beyond me. Maybe she has a time machine. I highly recommend it.” Pat Balester, Picks by Pat

"While the story is politically driven, this is still a solid mystery filled with familiar characters who act without political motives…This series continues to improve with each novel.” Ted Hertel, Deadly Pleasures Magazine



Lobende Worte für Jump Cut:

„Außergewöhnlich…wenn Hellmanns überzeugende, hin- und hergerissene Charaktere vor schwierigen Entscheidungen stehen, ist die Spannung real und unvergesslich.“ Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

„Hellmanns Art zu schreiben sprüht Funken…jede Menge Spannung ist in diesem sehr detaillierten Thriller zu finden, aber Hellmanns typischer Humor und warme Herzlichkeit sind ebenso offenkundig.“ Booklist

„Mit Geheimagenten, Spionen, plötzlichen Todesfällen und doppeltem Spiel trifft Jump Cut genau den richtigen Ton für einen erstklassigen Actionthriller. Sollte man nicht verpassen!“ Zoë Sharp, Autorin der Charlie Fox Serie und The Blood Whisperer

„Jump Cut schießt raketengleich zu einem erstaunlichen und mitreißenden Höhepunkt empor…Ein weiterer Knaller der herausragenden Autorin Libby Hellmann aus Chicago.“   Paul Levine, Autor von Bum Rap

„Nach einer längeren Auszeit kehrt Hellmann zu ihrer in Chicago beheimateten Detektivin mit der guten Spürnase zurück in einer Frösteln erregenden Geschichte, die beinahe zu nah an der Wahrheit angesiedelt sein könnte.“ Kirkus Reviews

 

 

Die Videoproduzentin Ellie Foreman war seit fast einem Jahrzehnt nicht mehr im Repertoire der Thrillerautorin Libby Fischer Hellmann zu finden. Jetzt, in Jump Cut – Bildsprung, ist sie wieder zurück…und sogleich in ein Netz aus Spionage, Mord und Verdächtigungen verstrickt, das droht, alles zu zerstören, was ihr lieb und teuer ist.

Ellie, die von Delcroft, einem der größten Unternehmen der Luftfahrttechnik mit Sitz in Chicago, angeheuert wurde, um ein beschönigendes Video über die Firma zu drehen, ist bestürzt, als die hochrangige Abteilungsleiterin Charlotte Hollander die Produktion verreißt und das ganze Projekt absagt. Ellie glaubt, Hollander wäre durch Aufnahmen eines bestimmten Mannes in dem Videomaterial in Unruhe und Angst versetzt worden. Um herauszufinden warum, vereinbart Ellie ein Treffen mit dem Unbekannten, doch bevor sie mit ihm ein klärendes Gespräch führen kann, wird er von einer U-Bahn erfasst und getötet. In dem ganzen Durcheinander findet Ellie eine offenbar verlorengegangene Zigarettenschachtel, in der sich ein USB-Stick befindet, der dem Toten gehört hat.

Ellie schafft es, die Dateien des Sticks entschlüsseln zu lassen, findet aber bald heraus, dass sie unter Beobachtung steht. Sie hegt den Verdacht, dass Delcroft und die ehrgeizige Hollander dahinterstecken, ist aber nicht ganz überzeugt, vor allem als Hollander ihr erzählt, dass der Tote ein chinesischer Spion gewesen sei. Ellie und ihr Freund Luke versuchen, Antworten zu finden, erkennen jedoch nicht, wie weit sie sich schon in die gefährlichen Hierarchien der verdeckten Mächte vorgewagt haben, wo noch weitere Leben auf dem Spiel stehen – einschließlich ihr eigenes.


"Un thriller en gran parte ambientado en Cuba, que se extiende por tres generaciones de la misma familia."

En vísperas de la Revolución Cubana, la testaruda Francesca Pacelli, de 18 años de edad, huye de su despiadado padre, un Jefe de la Mafia en La Habana, a los brazos de su amante, un rebelde que lucha con Fidel Castro. Su padre, desesperado por enviarla a la seguridad en los Estados Unidos, recurre a la tortura y al chantaje para buscarla en la isla.

Así comienza la primera parte de una saga fascinante que abarca tres generaciones de la misma familia. Décadas después, la promesa de riquezas incalculables seduce a la familia Pacelli a regresar a Cuba. Pero al
rastrear esas riquezas conlleva tanto peligro como oportunidad, y en última instancia, Francesca debe enfrentar las letales consecuencias de sus 
decisiones. Desde las conflictivas calles de La Habana a las peligrosas calles de Chicago, LA HABANA PERDIDA revela el verdadero costo de perseguir el poder en lugar del amor.

LA HABANA PERDIDA es la décima novela de la autora galardonada Libby Fischer Hellmann y el tercer thriller que explora cómo la lucha y la revolución afectan el espíritu humano. LA HABANA PERDIDA es un testimonio de la habilidad de Hellmann para retratar los auténticos detalles históricos, así como su talento para escribir novelas de suspenso que llevan a la lectura compulsiva.

Elogios para LA HABANA PERDIDA:

"Un fascinante thriller histórico... Este libro atrapante, que cubre varias generaciones, está lleno de intriga y sucesos inesperados e impactantes en la trama". Booklist

"Una aventura con muchos niveles... inteligente escritura, hecha en estilo consumado por un autor que nunca defrauda a sus lectores".
Mystery Scene Magazine

¡Un cuento con moraleja... gran detalle histórico... interesante historia, ambiciosa y agradable!
RT Books Reviews

"Hellmann es ya un icono de la escena de misterio en Chicago. En LA HABANA PERDIDA, se dirige hacia una nueva dirección, en la cual evoca magistralmente a una Cuba en el pasado y el presente en un cuento desgarrador... "
Sean Chercover, autor de EL JUEGO DE LA TRINIDAD

"Hellmann ofrece a los lectores una proeza literaria... una exuberante historia con detalles de otro lugar y tiempo, y de amantes cuyas suertes se cruzan trágicamente. La escritura en este thriller te quitará el aliento."
William Kent Krueger, autor de ORDINARIA GRACE y de la serie Cork O'Connor

 

"HIGH CRIMES is the P.I. novel for our moment, not just because of its backdrop of political tension, but because of the resilient strength of its characters. Georgia Davis is a terrific lead, and Libby Fischer Hellmann calls on her own journalism background to add layers of realism to this all-too plausible plot." Michael Koryta, NYT bestselling author of HOW IT HAPPENED



“In this ripped from the headlines and rocket-paced thriller, Libby Fischer Hellmann is at the top of her game. You won’t stop turning the pages, gripped by every twist and turn. And the tough, smart Georgia Davis is sure to take her place among the top female PIs in crime fiction.” Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of UNDER MY SKIN



“Entertaining...(Georgia is) a shrewd investigator... for readers who watch the nightly news with dismay, the novel offers a satisfying alternate reality.” Publishers Weekly



How do you solve a murder when there are 42,000 suspects?
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 fourteen months after the 2016 election. The gunman, on a nearby hotel rooftop, dies within minutes of the shooting. As Georgia sifts through Dena’s 42,000 Facebook followers, she discovers that unknown enemies hiding behind fake profiles have infiltrated the group. She finds others who will do whatever it takes—including murder—to shield right-wing, wealthy elites. Threats and bruises have never frightened Georgia, but she’s side-swiped by the sudden reappearance of her mother, who abandoned her when she was a child. Can she survive a family crisis at the same time she pursues killers whose only goal is to protect themselves?

August, 1944, Prague is where the story begins with a seemingly casual exchange. But in wartime, is any act, any one thing, trivial? Decades later, in contemporary Chicago, the consequences emerge through the medium of television. Documentary filmmaker Ellie Foreman gets a letter prompted by the success of her show "Celebrate Chicago." One viewer was the elderly Ben Sinclair. When he suddenly dies, his landlady Mrs. Fleischman finds Ellie's name among his effects and writes to her. Ellie, who hasn't a clue about a connection to Ben, is curious. And she agrees to help dispose of Ben Sinclair's possessions. She became a filmmaker to help people tell their stories. The books and wartime relics Ben left behind--will they be enough to tell his?

All too soon, Mrs. Fleischman dies. Then Ben's things are stolen from Ellie's suburban home. The single mom, working to move past her ex, doesn't know what to think. But she has to scramble for work and is soon embroiled in producing a campaign video for a steel magnate running for a Republican seat in the Illinois Senate. Despite these distractions, Ellie stays focused on her odd link to the dead man and turns to her father, a retired lawyer with deep roots in Chicago's Jewish community, for insights into the mystery of Ben Sinclair. In time, a terrifying scenario develops that reaches back into several pasts. From the political present of the North Shore to the buried memories of the city's ethnic neighborhoods, the components of Ben's story eventually merge into an explosive climax.

AN EYE FOR MURDER is the sequel to the author's award-winning short story "The Day Miriam Hirsch Disappeared." It was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best First, and won the Readers Choice Award (Best First) at the Love is Murder conference.

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