“A masterful blend of politics, history, and suspense…
“Complicated… fascinating… Hellmann has a beautifully tuned ear… which makes many of her scenes seriously funny …
“Hellmann owes a debt to fellow Chicagoans Sara Paretsky (complex plotting) and Barbara D’Amato (excellent research) – but she’s the brash young thing making this formula new again!
A dark, beautiful book about the struggle of the human spirit against despair… Impossible to put down. Honest to god, mysteries don 't get any better than this.
—William Kent Krueger
By every possible measure, Hellmann's status as a storyteller has grown. Plot development is masterful… intriguing, realistic characters… itching for the next book.”
—Midwest Book Review
These are some of the comments and reviews about the Ellie Foreman mystery series. Now, for the first time, the original four books in the series are available in a boxed set at a very attractive price! Don’t miss these novels, which the author describes as a cross between “Desperate Housewives” and “24” But there’s so much more: history, humor, complex characters, and, of course, bone-chilling suspense.