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 …

The Ballad of Gato Guerrero: A Luis Montez Mystery

The fast-paced, second novel in the mystery series featuring a Chicano lawyer

by Manuel Ramos

ISBN: 978-1-55885-992-0
Publication Date: March 31, 2024
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 188

The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

This powerful series opener and Edgar Award finalist introduces a Chicano attorney while evoking the Hispanic Civil Rights Movement.

by Manuel Ramos

ISBN: 978-1-55885985-2
Publication Date: September 30, 2023
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 172

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

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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

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My Bad: A Mile High Noir

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

by Manuel Ramos

ISBN: 978-1-55885-833-6
Publication Date: September 30, 2016
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 240

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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: 180

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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 …