While World War II rages across Europe and the Pacific, its impact ripples through communities in the heartland of America. War, Spies and Bobby Sox is a trio of tales: a farm girl is locked in a dangerous love triangle with two German soldiers held in an Illinois POW camp … another German, a war refugee, is forced to risk her life spying on the developing Manhattan Project in Chicago … and espionage surrounds the disappearance of an actress from the thriving Jewish community of Chicago’s Lawndale. Acclaimed thriller author Libby Fischer Hellmann beautifully depicts the tumultuous effect of war on the home front and illustrates how the action, terror, and tragedy of World War II was not confined to the front lines.
Libby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction. Fourteen novels and twenty 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.
Her novels include the now five-volume Ellie Foreman series, which she describes as a cross between Desperate Housewives and 24; the hard-boiled 4-volume Georgia Davis PI series, and three stand-alone historical thrillers that Libby calls her Revolution Trilogy. Her short stories have been published in a dozen anthologies, the Saturday Evening Post, and Ed Gorman’s 25 Criminally Good Short Stories collection. In 2005 Libby was the national president of Sisters In Crime, a 3500 member organization dedicated to the advancement of female crime authors. She also hosts a monthly radio show called Second Sunday Crime on the Authors on the Air internet network and just began hosting a monthly web streaming interview show, Solved! (Please visit http://authorsvoice.net/ for more).
War, Spies, & Bobby Sox: Stories About World War Two at Home is award-winning author Hellmann’s fourteenth work and fourth volume of historical fiction. For more information, please visit her website: http://libbyhellmann.com.
War, Spies, and Bobby Sox: Stories About World War Two at Home
The Red Herrings Press
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