Libby Fischer Hellmann

Award-winning Crime Thriller Author and
Host of SOLVED! at Author’s Voice®

Libby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago a long time 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.

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Crime Time

Crime Time is an interview radio show with Host Libby Fischer Hellmann with noted crime fiction authors, true crime authors, and commercial fiction with a mystery ARC.

Crime Time Recent Episodes

Episode 21 – Lori Rader Day

Libby interviews author Lori Rader Day.

Episode 20 – Lisa Unger

Libby interviews author Lisa Unger.

Episode 19 – Libby Fischer Hellmann

Libby interviews award-winning mystery author Julie Hyzy.

Episode 18 – Libby Fischer Hellmann

Libby Fischer Hellmann is this week’s special guest on the podcast as Sonali Dev interviews Libby about her latest book in the Georgia Davis PI series, High Crimes.

Episode 17 – Mary Kubica

Libby Fischer Hellmann interviews author Mary Kubica about her new book, When the Lights Go Out. Trying to rebuild your life is hard enough – but what if nothing you thought you knew about your old life was true? A gripping new read from the author of The Good Girl.

Episode 16 – Victoria Thompson

Libby chats with Victoria Thompson, the Edgar(R) and Agatha Award-nominated author of the Gaslight mysteries as well as numerous historical novels.

Episode 15 – Michael Koryta

Libby Fischer Hellmann speaks with Michael Koryta, bestselling author of contemporary crime and supernatural fiction, including his latest mystery, How It Happened.

Episode 14 – Brian Freeman

Libby Fischer Hellmann speaks with Brian Freeman, the #1 bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride, Frost Easton, and Cab Bolton series.

Episode 13 – Sujita Massey

Libby Hellmann speaks with award-winning author Sujata Massey about her newest woman detective working in 1920’s Bombay in The Widows of Malabar Hill.

Episode 12 – Gail Lucasik

Libby Hellmann interviews mystery author Gail Lukasik, who has published a non-fiction book about the biggest mystery of all – her own family. After an appearance on the PBS show Genealogy Roadshow, Lukasik found herself searching for the family of her mother she never knew – the family her mother kept secret because they were black.
White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing

Episode 11 – Melanie Benjamin

Libby Hellmann speaks with author Melanie Benjamin

Episode 10 – Marc Elsberg

Libby Hellmann speaks with author Marc Elsberg.

Episode 9 – Marcus Sakey

Libby Hellmann speaks with author Marcus Sakey about his book, Afterlife, a supernatural thriller about FBI agents racing to solve a terrible act and find a way to reunite from beyond the grave.

Episode 8 – Laura Caldwell

Solved! host and mystery author Libby Hellmann talks to editor/author Laura Caldwell about her latest look at wrongful convictions featuring best-selling authors writing about true crimes and punishment.

Episode 7 – Sebastian Rotella

Libby Fischer Hellmann interviews author Sebastian Rotella about his latest crime thriller Rip Crew. Sebastian Rotella is the author of The Convert’s Song and Triple Crossing, which the New York Times Book Review named its favorite debut crime novel of 2011, as well as the nonfiction book Twilight on the Line.

Episode 6 – Emile Lucchesi

Libby Fischer Hellmann spoke with journalist Emilie Lucchesi about her new book, Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago. A true crime tale about a poor immigrant woman with very little English and a very dead husband, the criminal justice system that sentenced her to hang, and the media circus that made her face the most hated in the nation.

Episode 5 – Cara Black

Libby Fischer Hellmann talked with Cara Black about her latest book, Murder in Saint Germain. The 17th book in the Aimee Ludec series has her balancing baby, bad guys, and Louboutins.

Episode 4 – Renee Rosen

Libby Fischer Hellman talks about War Spies and Bobby Sox, stories about World War II at home. Renee Rosen’s latest, Windy City Blues, is about love and music during the civil rights movement.

Episode 3 – Michael Harvey

Libby Fischer Hellmann speaks with author Michael Harvey about his latest book,Brighton. He is the best-selling author of seven crime novels.

Episode 2 – Jamie Freveletti

Libby Fischer Hellmann speaks with lawyer and author Jamie Freveletti about her newest addition to the Emma Cambridge Series, Blood Run

Episode 1 – Jeffery Deaver

Libby Fischer Hellmann interviews the #1 international bestselling author Jeffery Deaver about the latest Lincoln Rhyme novel The Burial Hour.