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Authors Discussion & Signing with Libby Fischer Hellmann & Victoria Thompson

Authors:  Libby Fischer Hellmann and Victoria Thompson

Titles: High Crimes (5th in the Chicago PI Georgia Davis Thriller Series)                                                                                                           

City of Secrets (2nd Counterfeit Lady Novel with Elizabeth Miles

 

Day: Sunday

Date: November 11, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM

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Book Description

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 themselveImage result for Photo of Libby Fischer Hellmann

Libby Fischer Hellmann writes Compulsively Readable Thrillers. With thirteen novels and twenty short stories published, she has also written suspense mysteries, historicals, PI novels, amateur sleuth, police procedurals, and even a cozy mystery.

She is a transplant from Washington, D.C., where, she says, “When you’re sitting around the dinner table gossiping about the neighbors, you’re talking politics.” Armed with a Masters Degree in Film Production from New York University, and a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania, she started her career in broadcast news. She began as an assistant film editor at NBC News in New York, but moved back to DC where she worked with Robin McNeil and Jim Lehrer at N-PACT, the public affairs production arm of PBS. When Watergate broke, she was re-trained as an assistant director and helped produce PBS’s night-time broadcasts of the hearings.

 

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An exciting new book in the series featuring woman-on-the-run Elizabeth Miles--from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries.

Elizabeth Miles knows that honesty is not always the best policy when it comes to finding justice. Elizabeth has discovered that navigating the rules of high society is the biggest con of all. She knows she can play the game, but so far, her only success is Priscilla Knight, a dedicated young suffragist recently widowed for the second time. Her beloved first husband died in a tragic accident and left her with two young daughters--and a sizable fortune. While she was lost in grief, Priscilla's pastor convinced her she needed a man to look after her and engineered a whirlwind courtship and hasty marriage to fellow parishioner Endicott Knight. Now, about nine months later, Endicott is dead in what appears to be another terrible accident.  Everyone is whispering, but that is the least of Priscilla's troubles. She had believed Endicott was wealthy, too, but her banker tells her she has no money left and her house has been mortgaged. He also hints at a terrible scandal and refuses to help. Priscilla stands to lose everything, and Elizabeth is determined not to let that happen. But, as always, Elizabeth walks a fine line between using her unusual talents and revealing her own scandalous past. Elizabeth soon discovers that Endicott's death was anything but accidental, and revealing the truth could threaten much more than Priscilla's finances. To save her new friend's future--and possibly her own--Elizabeth, along with her honest-to-a-fault beau, Gideon, delve into the sinister secrets someone would kill to keep.

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About the Author


Victoria Thompson is the Edgar� and Agatha award-nominated author of the Gaslight Mysteries--including Murder in the Bowery, Murder in Morningside Heights, Murder on St. Nicholas AvenueMurder on Amsterdam Avenue, and Murder in Murray Hill--as well as numerous historical novels.

 

 

Event date: 
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
High Crimes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781938733956
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Red Herrings Press - November 1st, 2018

City of Secrets (A Counterfeit Lady Novel #2) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780451491619
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - November 13th, 2018

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