27. February 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Leslie, Mystery · Tags:

Chicago Blues by Hugh Holton, 384 pages, read by Leslie, on 02/18/2013

Chicago Blues (Larry Cole)

Police Commander Larry Cole returns in his most dangerous case to date. the investigation of the murders of two hit-men leads Cole to an old colleague, FBI Special Agent Reggie Stanton. Cole had known Stanton when he was a Chicago cop accused of vigilante knife-murders on Chicago’s South Side. Now the murders of the two assassins bear the same M.O. as those long-ago cases.

I liked this book but it isn’t the type of mystery I usually read.  It seems very old school, police, mobsters, very realistic, considering that Hugh Holton was a police officer in Chicago.  So, it’s very natural that it is the setting for this book.  There weren’t a lot of twists and turns, I could see them as they developed, but it gives the reader a glimpse of what it must have been like in a big city, trying to hold back organized crime and bad cops.  I think I would read more of his work if it were the type of book I tend to read.

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