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A Picture of Guilt (Ellie Foreman #2)

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The big news story in Chicago is the murder trial of Johnny Santoro, a dock worker whose girlfriend has been killed. Most Chicagoans are betting on a quick guilty verdict, but Ellie Foreman has doubts about
his complicity--Santoro is strangely familiar to her. Checking back to the outtakes of a video project in progress while the murder took place, Ellie finds evidence that
Hardcover, 325 pages
Published May 31st 2003 by Poisoned Pen Press
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The divorced mother and producer of documentaries and training films belatedly realizes that outtakes on one of her features may furnish an alibi for a Chicago dock worker about to go on trial for the brutal murder of his girlfriend.

To her credit, her decision to come forward is reflexive, though she's unprepared for the battering she takes on the witness stand-or for the jury's rejection of her evidence. Ellie's good deed results in even more punishment when she begins to lose clients concerned
Kathleen Hagen
A Picture of Guilt, by Libby Fisher Hellman, a-minus, Narrated by Beth Richmond, Produced by Books in Motion, Downloaded from

Ellie writes and produces training films and other films for corporations. Ellie, who doesn’t pay much attention to the news, sees a Chicago Tribune article about a man who is on trial for murdering his girl friend. Ellie knows she’s seen him somewhere, and finally realizes that she saw him passed out in a park while they were filming for a documentary. In fact
lynne naranek
This reads very much the same as Eye for Murder: simple style, lack of detail, rather cardboard characters, but a plot that isn't too obvious and has a few red herrings thrown in. I do enjoy the glimpses of Jewish life, even if it's just a mention of schul or of attending Mar Mitzvahs.

One small problem I had was one of those little asides where we are privy to the thoughts running around in Ellie's head, and this time she said something like "I buckled the seat belt, although I really didn't nee
Nov 07, 2014 Lisa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: reread
I originally tried to read this book immediately after the first Ellie Foreman book, which was fantastic. I couldn't get into the plot then, and I think I was comparing it too much to the first story in the series. This time around, it was a much faster paced read. I like Hellmann's later character, Georgia Davis, better than Ellie. I find Ellie to be overly dramatic and self-centered. I found myself constantly being disappointed by her behavior in this story, and her wild leaps from a minor clu ...more
Jul 05, 2008 Julia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone!
Another one of Libby's wonderful mysteries - as with the others I have read, it is a quick read because it is fast paced and interesting with great twists. The setting is the Northshore of Chicago, so if you are from Northfield or surrounding areas, you will get a kick out of knowing all the settings and will see that some of the characters have the names of people you know (she put my name on a character in one of her books after I won this honor at our school benefit!). Even if she wasn't my f ...more
Kathie Norfleet
I liked this book. Some parts were boring to me but it is a story of courage and love of a vibrant woman and mother.
A quick and entertaining read. My biggest quibble is that I knew the direction the story was heading far earlier than I should have, but in retrospect, that may be because I read so many books in this genre and not because of any particular tells in the story. The developments in Ellie's relationship with David and the tensions with Rachel seemed especially believable. Looking forward to the third book in the series.
For getting this book for free at school, it was a decent read. The plot line was quite interesting, yet I feel as though it dragged on at points. It proves somewhat unmemorable, but it kept me entertained. It was a fairly easy read however, and I know that as Hellmann develops as a writer, her work will become more and more impressive.
Reading these in order they were written...liked this one slightly better than the first. Won't say too much because my friends will be reading it soon!
Mar 08, 2009 L. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters remained true and the suspense was refreshing.
enjoyed language and how characters are described
April Kopecky
Enjoyable characters and good mystery
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Libby's newest crime thriller, NOBODY'S CHILD is her 11th crime thriller and the 4th Georgia Davis novel. It was released September, 2014.

Libby Fischer Hellmann is a critically acclaimed crime writer loved by readers the world over for her compulsively readable thrillers and strong female characters. Her fast-paced crime fiction spans 10 novels and 20 short stories, and she has also edited a popul
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Other Books in the Series

Ellie Foreman (5 books)
  • An Eye for Murder (Ellie Foreman, #1)
  • An Image of Death (Ellie Foreman, #3)
  • A Shot to Die For (Ellie Foreman, #4)
  • Doubleback (Georgia Davis, #2)
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