High Crimes: A Georgia Davis Novel of Suspense (The Georgia Davis PI Series Book 5)


Reviewed by Jud Hanson

High CrimesAfter the 2016 election, America is a nation divided. The new president is a rash, outspoken individual who garnered support by refusing to follow normal presidential protocol. As a result, an active opposition movement is spreading across the country. It’s leader, Dena Baldwin, is scheduled to appear at a rally in Chicago. As Baldwin mounts the stage, gunshots ring out and panic ensues. An assassin has killed Baldwin. Local PI Georgia Davis is hired to try and determine the identity of the killer but it will be a daunting task. Baldwin had a large Facebook following and not all of them are genuine supporters of the Resistance movement. As Davis dives into the crime further, she begins to realize there is more to Baldwin than meets the eye.

High Crimes by Libby Fischer Hellmann is the fifth entry in the P.I. Georgia Davis series. Set in Chicago, Hellmann has a created a gritty female character not unlike Paretsky’s Warshawski. This novel is very timely and accurately reflects what America is experiencing currently with a president unlike any other in the modern era. This is my first exposure to Hellmann’s work and I plan to read the four preceding novels in this series. If you are a fan of detective fiction and particularly female detectives, I can recommend this novel and give it 4/5 stars.

*A copy of this ebook is the only compensation received for this review.*