Hellmann claims that she is, "writing her way around the genre." She has published 11 novels and 10 short stories including thrillers, suspense mysteries, police procedurals, historical, amateur sleuth, and even a cozy mystery. Her work has been nominated (twice) for an Anthony Award, the Agatha Award, and Foreword Reviews' "Thriller of the Year" (twice). It has also won awards multiple times from the Murder is Lovey conference.
Her newest mystery, Nobody's Child, is the fourth in her series about Georgia Davis, a Chicago private investigator. Publishers Weekly writes that the book is, "thrilling... Hellmann ratchets up tension with every chapter and the reader is constantly keep wondering about the fate of both sisters."
Hellmann will read from her work and speak about writing genre fiction, her creative process and why she switched to self-publishing from traditional publishing.