A Local Noir Story that Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat; A Mystery Book Talk
Tattered Cover welcomes author Manuel Ramos on Thursday May 20th at 6pm MT to discuss his book, Angels in the Wind, which can be purchased below. He will be in conversation with Dr. Jorge Zamora.
Angels in the Wind by Manuel Ramos - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR COPY
“Manuel Ramos is a legend of Chicano noir and he’s done it again with Angels in the Wind. Gus Corral is on the case in Melton, Colorado, a small town with some big secrets and characters who might just remind you of a long-lost cousin. In this gripping noir, there’s sexy jazz, rolling bluffs, a missing teenager, and the weight of history at every turn. Utterly readable and atmospheric, I couldn’t put this book down.” -Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of Sabrina & Corina
"More than just a detective novel, this book is a reflection on the changing landscape of the West and the redemptive power of family. The work of a storyteller at the peak of his form, the return of private investigator Gus Corral reminds me of nothing less that The Long Goodbye set in Colorado. Thrilling, heartbreaking, and engrossing, Angels in the Wind is the best yet from one of the masters of the genre." -David Heska Wanbi Weiden, author of Winter Counts
“What can I say? I absolutely loved Angels in the Wind: A Mile High Noir. Manuel Ramos pulls all the right strings in a novel that is at once heart-pounding and tinged with melancholy. Ramos’s protagonist, Gus Corral, is a Latino everyman with grit and heart who is forced to reckon with small-town hurt and prejudice. There are not too many authors who can craft a mystery with such depth and complexity. A fantastic read.” -Jon Bassoff, author of The Lantern Man
"A labyrinth of misdirection and treachery. Manuel Ramos shoves his very flawed PI, Gus Corral, back into the fray and we cheer as he bulls his way toward justice amid a tangle of family secrets, mayhem, and murder.” -Mario Acevedo, co-author of the high-drama western, Luther, Wyoming
Manuel Ramos is the author of eleven novels and a short story collection. He has received the Colorado Book Award (twice), the Chicano/Latino Literary Award, the Top Hand Award from the Colorado Authors League, and Honorable Mentions from the Latino International Book Awards. His first novel, The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz, was a finalist for the Edgar® award. My Bad: A Mile High Noir was a Shamus finalist. He is a co-founder of and regular contributor to the award-winning Internet magazine La Bloga (www.labloga.blogspot.com), which deals with Latino literature, culture, news and opinion.
Dr. Zamora has a law degree from Mexico (UNAM 1984) and a PhD in Spanish Literature (TTU 1999). He was an international business lawyer for 10 years and teaches undergraduate courses in Business Spanish, Spanish Translation, Spanish Legal Studies and other Spanish courses for the professions; he also teaches graduate courses in Contemporary Latin-American Literature. His literary fields of interest include horror and the grotesque in Hispanic fiction, Hispanic crime fiction, and the Hispanic historical novel. His publications include several articles, a book on the grotesque and a co-edited anthology of studies in Hispanic crime fiction .
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