Individual Author Record
Name: Hugh HoltonPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Mystery Born: 1947 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHolton is a Chicago native.
Biographical and Professional InformationHolton 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