Hugh Holton

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General Information

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Name: Hugh Holton

Pen Name: None

Genre: Mystery

Born: 1947 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: May 18, 2001, in Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • 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)

ISBN: 0812567145
Release Date: 1996-04-15

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Chicago Blues (Larry Cole)

ISBN: 0812544641
Release Date: 1997-03-15

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Violent Crimes (A Larry Cole Mystery)

ISBN: 0812571878
Release Date: 1998-08-15

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Red Lightning (A Larry Cole Mystery)

ISBN: 0812589122
Release Date: 1999-04

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The Left Hand of God (Larry Cole Mystery)

ISBN: 0812570847
Release Date: 2000-01

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Time of the Assassins

ISBN: 0812577787
Release Date: 2001-06-18

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The Devil's Shadow (Larry Cole)

ISBN: 0812570421
Release Date: 2002-06-17

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Criminal Element (A Larry Cole Mystery)

ISBN: 0812565827
Release Date: 2004-08

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Literary Awards


External Links

Hugh Holton on WorldCat

Hugh Holton on Amazon


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