War, Spies, and Bobby Sox: Stories About World War Two At Home



As World War II rages across Europe and the Pacific, its impact ripples through communities in the heartland of America. A farm girl is locked in a dangerous love triangle with two Germans 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. In this trio of tales, 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.

Includes: The Incidental Spy, P.O.W., The Day Miriam Hirsch Disappeared

Product Details

Red Herrings Press
Publish Date
February 27, 2017
5.98 X 0.7 X 9.02 inches | 1.01 pounds
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About the Author

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. Twelve 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. * She has been a finalist twice for the Anthony, three times for Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year, the Agatha, the Shamus, the Daphne, and has won the Lovey multiple times.


"A haunting and memorable spy novel...superbly developed into a logically thrilling story." -The Daily Nonpareil on "The Incidental Spy" "Ms. Hellmann's love of history and thirst for knowledge shines through... a fabulously researched and beautifully told story." Michelle Nicholls, Big Little Sister Blog on "The Incidental Spy" "Like a musical score that goes back at the conclusion to its first note, this story is perfectly played out." - Uvi Poznansky on "The Day Miriam Hirsch Disappeared"