Friday, December 31, 2010

What is Libby Fischer Hellmann reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of Set the Night on Fire.

Her entry begins:
I just finished reading for the Mary Higgins Clark award, which is given out during “Edgars” week in New York. The submissions are supposed to be in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition, namely suspense novels with a female protagonist who is “just doing what she’s supposed to be doing” when extraordinary events befall her.

Given that I’ve read over 100 of them recently, you won’t be surprised that my personal reading has veered in a different direction.

I’m currently reading a nonfiction book called Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy by journalist Eamon Javers. This is a fascinating study of the private intelligence industry, its history, and its reach. I’m...[read on]
Among the early praise for Set the Night on Fire:
"A tremendous thriller, sweeping but intimate, elegiac but urgent, subtle but intense... this story really does set the night on fire."
—Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author of Worth Dying For

"Set the Night on Fire is a compelling story of love, truth and redemption. This will be a break-out novel for this talented writer. Highly recommended."
—Sheldon Siegel, New York Times best-selling author of Perfect Alibi

"A top-rate standalone thriller that taps into the antiwar protests of the 1960s and 70s... A jazzy fusion of past and present, Hellman's insightful, politically charged whodunit explores a fascinating period in American history."
Publishers Weekly

"Superior... Passion, pain, and protests emerge in vivid detail."
Chicago Tribune
Watch the video trailer for Set the Night on Fire, and visit Libby Fischer Hellmann's website and group blog, The Outfit.

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My Book, The Movie: Set the Night on Fire.

Writers Read: Libby Fischer Hellmann.

--Marshal Zeringue