Search Results: "Hugh Holton"


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CRIMINAL ELEMENT by Hugh Holton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Better than usual genre fare from an increasingly skilled writer."
Things are never dull in Holton's Chicago, and in his latest outing, things haven't gotten any simpler for series hero Police Commander Larry Cole (The Devil's Shadow, p. 363, etc.). Read full book review >

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WINDY CITY by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Warts and all, a bravura performance."
An unhinged pair of serial murderers surface early in Holton's second outing (Presumed Dead, 1994): Chicago's Neil DeWitt and wife Margo, socialite millionaires, who share a well-hidden blood lusthis for nubile young women, hers for black boy children. Read full book review >

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VIOLENT CRIMES by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 1997

"Newcomers to Holton's supercharged procedurals will find this season's relatively sedate installment their best chance of hopping this runaway train."
Holton must be getting more sleep. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S SHADOW by Hugh Holton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Flat sentences strike like notched dum-dums but tear holes in the reader's sleep."
With a midnight bank robbery in progress, Chicago police lieutenant Holton strides forcefully into his eighth Chicago police thriller featuring Chief of Detectives Commander Larry Cole and his sidekick, Lt. Read full book review >

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CHICAGO BLUES by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"Shove over, William Caunitz."
Before Senator Harvey Banks can convene a blue-ribbon committee that could give Antonio DeLisa some anxious moments, Tuxedo Tony plans to have him taken for a ride. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Though these fleeting glimpses barely scratch the surface of what work as a peace officer demands, the African-American perspective is bracing."
Stimulating narratives from police officers who have walked the most crime-ridden beats in inner-city America. Read full book review >

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THE LEFT HAND OF GOD by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 1999

"Clumsy prose, comic-book characters, the art of storytelling mashed into pulp. (Author tour)"
Chief of Detectives Larry Cole is a dedicated law-and-order man, but in his Chicago—the year is 2004—keeping the lid on is never a simple matter. Read full book review >

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PRESUMED DEAD by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"A mixture of a police story, a horror tale, and a romance that only occasionally falls short of its own ambitions. (Author tour)"
A macabre thriller about the underbelly of 1997 Chicago that plays with readers' notions of identity and social respectability. Read full book review >

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SUMMER IN THE SOUTH by Cathy Holton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2011

"From the spry octogenarians who compose the town's old guard to the scheming Darlene who has her hat set for Will, Holton's novel is brimming with unforgettable characters, smart conversations and an engaging mystery that makes spending a summer in the South a tantalizing proposition."
Holton (Beach Trip, 2009) takes a trip to a small Tennessee town and finds a colorful cast with a long-hidden secret among the azalea bushes and magnolia trees. Read full book review >

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REVENGE OF THE KUDZU DEBUTANTES by Cathy Holton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"Enjoyable (and a little predictable) summer fare."
Three Southern Belles wreak havoc in the lives of their cheating husbands in this light, likable debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1993

"A sympathetic but cleareyed account of a little-known and even less understood society shaped by its desert and Islamic roots but increasingly vulnerable to change."
An unpretentious and heartwarming tale of friendship across a cultural divide. Read full book review >

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ABIGAIL ADAMS by Woody Holton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"The 'saucy' lady gets a generous treatment in this entertaining gambol through the Founding era."
Richly detailed biography of Abigail Adams (1744-1818), sprightly with quotes from letters and chockfull of legendary names. Read full book review >