Reading With Manuel Ramos

Renowned Chicano noir fiction novelist Manuel Ramos reads from his collection of short stories, The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories, at the 8th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash on February 10, 2017, at the Mercury Café in Denver, CO. Listen along to a shortened version of “Fence Busters” below! Click for more information about Manuel Ramos and his books published by Arte Público Press.

Author on the Airwaves: Manuel Ramos

Ramos chosen as June 2013’s “Author of the Month” on Houston Public Media Houston Public Media radio host Eric Ladau interviewed Ramos for its website’s “Arte Público Press Author of the Month” feature, and along with the transcript, their conversation is available to listeners on the station’s interactive site through on-demand audio streaming here. Click here to see all Arte Público authors featured on Houston Public Media. About the Author: MANUEL RAMOS is the recipient of several literary awards and the author of numerous novels, including King of the Chicanos (Wings Press, 2010), Brown-on-Brown: A Luis Montez Mystery (University of New Mexico Press, 2003) and The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz (St. Martin’s Press, 1993; Northwestern University Press, 2004), an Edgar Award finalist. He lives and works in Denver, Colorado. About his latest book, Desperado: A Mile High Noir Gus Corral can’t quite believe it when an old high school buddy he hasn’t seen in years asks him …

Angels in the Wind: A Mile-High Noir

Chicano investigator returns in absorbing fourth novel.

by Manuel Ramos

ISBN:  978-1-55885-920-3
Publication Date: 
April 30, 2021
Trade Paperback

The Golden Havana Night: A Sherlock Homie Mystery

Manuel Ramos

This fast-paced suspense novel features ex-con turned PI Gus Corral on a case involving a famous baseball player and a trip to his native island.

ISBN: 978-1-55885-867-1
Publication date: September 30, 2018
Bind: Trade Paperback
Pages: 196

My Bad: A Mile High Noir

A gripping crime novel that reunites Gus Corral from the Mile High Noir series and Luis Móntez from the Luis Móntez Mystery series, to solve a case.

by Manuel Ramos

ISBN: 978-1-55885-833-6
Publication Date: September 30, 2016
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 238

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The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories

An engaging collection of short stories by the master of Chicano noir.

by Manuel Ramos

ISBN: 978-1-55885-808-4
Published: March 31, 2015
Format: Paperback
: 181

Desperado: A Mile High Noir

by Manuel Ramos

ISBN: 978-1-55885-770-4
Publication Date: March 30, 2013
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 244

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Mystery, Thrillers and Suspense!

Stay on the edge of your seat with these Latino crime thrillers and mysteries!   Trust Me By Richard Z. Santos Charles O’Connell is riding an epic losing streak. Having worked in politics since college, he is used to losing races, but he never imagined that his most recent candidate would end up in jail and that he would also need an attorney. His euphoria at not joining his boss in prison is short-lived—no one will hire him now, his credit cards are maxed out and his marriage is on the rocks. An unexpected offer to work in Santa Fe, New Mexico, doing public relations for a firm building the city’s new airport feels like an opportunity to start fresh and make connections with powerful people out west. But when the construction crew unearths a skeleton, Charles’ fresh start turns into another disaster. Soon, a group of Apache claims the …

Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery

This first-ever collection of short mystery fiction by Latino authors contains both stylistically and ethnically diverse stories.

Edited by Sarah Cortez and Liz Martínez

ISBN: 978-1-5588-5543-4
Published: 31 Mar 2009
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 240

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All the Clues Point to Greatness…

Denver-based mystery wins award in home state  HOUSTON, TX June 2014—A thriller with a bit of Chicano flair, Desperado: A Mile-High Noir by Manuel Ramos has won the 2014 Colorado Book Award for Best Mystery given by the Colorado Humanities. Since its founding in 1974, Colorado Humanities has inspired the people of Colorado to share and apply the wisdom and inspiration of the humanities and to appreciate the state’s diverse cultural heritage. Each year, Colorado Humanities provides opportunities to more than 200,000 people to enrich individual lives and inform the community experience. In Manuel Ramos’ return to crime fiction, his protagonist Gus Corral can’t quite believe it when Artie Baca, an old high school buddy he hasn’t seen in years, asks him for help. He’s being blackmailed because of an imprudent fling—caught on video, of course. Artie has a prosperous real estate business and can afford to pay off the …