Pen Name: None
Born: 1947 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: May 18, 2001, in Chicago, Illinois
Holton is a Chicago native.
Biographical and Professional Information
Holton graduated from Roosevelt University with his BA and MA. In 1968 Hugh Holton joined the Chicago Police Department. He wrote his first book 25 years later. Hid first-hand experience helped his fiction successfully reflect the jargon, grisly crime scenes, and politics of being a police officer. His mysteries feature Commander Larry Cole.
Hugh passed May 18, 2001 at age 54, just eight days after his eighth novel, The Devil's Shadow was released. His final book, Criminal Element, was published in February of 2002, nine months after his death.
Holton's work was also featured in Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Authors.
- Presumed Dead, Forge, 1994
- Windy City, Tor Books, 1995
- Chicago Blues, Forge, Forge Books, 1996
- Violent Crimes, Forge, 1997
- Red Lightning, Forge, 1998
- The Left Hand of God, Forge, 1999
- Time of the Assassins, Forge, 2000
- The Devil's Shadow, Forge , 2001
- Criminal Element, Tor Books, 2002
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Windy City (Larry Cole)
Release Date: 1996-04-15
Chicago Blues (Larry Cole)
Release Date: 1997-03-15
Violent Crimes (A Larry Cole Mystery)
Release Date: 1998-08-15
Red Lightning (A Larry Cole Mystery)
Release Date: 1999-04
The Left Hand of God (Larry Cole Mystery)
Release Date: 2000-01
Time of the Assassins
Release Date: 2001-06-18
The Devil's Shadow (Larry Cole)
Release Date: 2002-06-17
Criminal Element (A Larry Cole Mystery)
Release Date: 2004-08
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