Date & Time
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Free and open to the public
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
“In this ripped from the headlines and rocket-paced thriller, Libby Fischer Hellmann is at the top of her game. You won’t stop turning the pages, gripped by every twist and turn. And the tough, smart Georgia Davis is sure to take her place among the top female PIs in crime fiction.” — Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of "Under My Skin"
“A well crafted futuristic thriller...Hyzy combines a supercharged plot with characters who leap off the page in this eerily plausible tale." — Publishers Weekly
Julie Hyzy and Libby Fischer Hellmann read from and discuss their new novels, "Virtual Sabotage" and "High Crimes". A Q&A and signing will follow the event.
At 57th Street Books
About "Virtual Sabotage": A new stand-alone thriller from the New York Times bestselling author Julie Hyzy, "Virtual Sabotage" introduces Kenna Ward, an envoy for a virtual reality company whose implants create a thrilling world that allows people to create daring scenarios in a safe environment. Most of the time, that is. When in the rare instance the human brain mistakes the terrifying event as real, it's up to Ward to enter the scenario and pull them back to reality.
About Julie Hyzy: Julie Hyzy is a New York Times bestselling author who has won the Anthony, Barry, Phobos, and Derringer awards for her fiction. Known for the White House Chef Mysteries and the Manor House Mysteries, Julie has returned to the darker, more thrilling side of writing with her new book "Virtual Sabotage".
About "High Crimes": 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.
About Libby Fischer Hellmann: Libby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago over 35 years 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 four 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.