Spotlight on Kindle Countdown Deals from Libby Fischer Hellmann


Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on two upcoming Kindle Countdown Deals featuring female sleuths from award-winning author Libby Fischer Hellmann:
  • Jump Cut (from The Ellie Foreman Mysteries series): Kindle Countdown Deal, Dec. 24-30
  • Doubleback (from the Georgia Davis Series): Kindle Countdown Deal, Jan. 1-7
About Kindle Countdown Deals: These are limited-time discounts for Kindle eBooks on and Booklovers will see a countdown clock that shows how much time is left to purchase the Kindle eBook at the promotional price.
Both books are available for free now via Kindle Unlimited.

Jump Cut

Kindle Countdown Deal coming December 24, 2023 
Part of The Ellie Foreman Mysteries series
Genres: Espionage Thrillers, International Mystery & Crime 
4.1 stars, 300+ ratings
Paperback: $15.99
E-book: Currently $6.99, free via Kindle Unlimited

Chicago video producer and amateur sleuth Ellie Foreman gets entangled in a web of espionage, murder, and suspicion that threatens to destroy what she holds most dear.

Hired to produce a candy-floss profile of Chicago-based aviation giant Delcroft, Ellie is dismayed when company VP Charlotte Hollander trashes the production and cancels the project. Ellie believes Hollander was spooked by shots of a specific man in the video footage. But when Ellie arranges to meet the man to find out why, he is killed by a subway train before they can talk.

In the confusion, Ellie finds a seemingly abandoned pack of cigarettes with a flash drive inside that belonged to the now-dead man. Ellie gets the drive's contents decrypted, but before long discovers she's under surveillance. Suspecting Delcroft and the ambitious Hollander are behind it, she's unconvinced when Hollander tells her the dead man was a Chinese spy.

Ellie and her boyfriend, Luke, try to find answers, but they don't realize how far they have ventured into the dangerous echelons of hidden power—where more lives are on the line—including their own.

Praise for Jump Cut
"A chilling tale that may be all too close to the truth." ~Kirkus Reviews

"Hellmann's writing sparkles...plenty of suspense in this richly detailed thriller, but Hellmann's characteristic wit and warmth are evident, too." ~Booklist

"Exceptional. As Hellman's convincing, conflicted characters face impossible choices, the tension is real and memorable." ~Publishers Weekly Starred Review


Kindle Countdown Deal coming January 1, 2024 
Part of the Georgia Davis Series
Genres: Hard-Boiled Mystery, Private Investigator Mysteries, Women Sleuths, Financial Thrillers
4.2 stars, 292 ratings
Paperback: $16.99
E-book: Currently $6.99, free via Kindle Unlimited

Doubleback unites Chicago private investigator Georgia Davis with filmmaker Ellie Foreman in a search for answers surrounding a kidnapping and mysterious death that takes them from Chicago to northern Wisconsin and an Arizona border town.

Little Molly Messenger is kidnapped on a sunny June morning. Three days later she's returned, apparently unharmed. Molly's mother, Chris, is so grateful to have her daughter back that she's willing to overlook the odd circumstances. 

A few days later, Chris dies when the brakes go out on her car. An accident? Maybe. Except that it turns out that Chris, the IT manager at a large Chicago bank, may have misappropriated three million dollars.

Molly's father hires PI Georgia Davis to follow the money and investigate Chris's death. But when illegal immigrants, smuggled drugs, and an independent security company put Georgia's life in danger, she discovers that you can cross a line, but sometimes you have to double back.

Praise for Doubleback
"The Georgia Davis series may just be one of the best crime thriller series being written today." ~Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Hellmann's done her homework here and it shows. Davis' arrival on the mean streets is long overdue." ~Sara Paretsky

Selected as a "Great Lakes Great Read" by the Great Lakes Bookseller Association

About the Author

Libby Fischer Hellmann writes compulsively readable thrillers. With seventeen novels and twenty-five short stories published, she has also written suspense mysteries, historicals, PI novels, amateur sleuth, police procedurals, and even a cozy mystery. 

Libby's richly varied novels have won numerous awards, and Libby has also served as the National President (2005-2006) of Sisters in Crime, a 4,000+ member organization dedicated to strengthening the voice of female mystery writers.

Originally from Washington, D.C., Libby earned a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania, and then a Masters Degree in Film Production from New York University. She's lived in Chicago more than forty years now, has two kids, and a cat.

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