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Manuel Ramos



MaryLynn Gillaspie

Manuel Ramos is a retired lawyer and the author of ten published novels and one short story collection. For his professional and community service he has received the Colorado Bar Association’s Jacob V. Schaetzel Award, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s Chris Miranda Award, the Spirit of Tlatelolco Award, and others. His fiction has garnered the Colorado Book Award, the Chicano/Latino Literary Award, the Top Hand Award from the Colorado Authors League, and three Honorable Mentions from the Latino International Book Awards.

His first novel, "The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz," was a finalist for the Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America and won the Colorado Book Award in the Fiction category. His published works include "Desperado: A Mile High Noir," winner of the 2014 Colorado Book Award in the Mystery category, several short stories, poems, non-fiction articles and a handbook on Colorado landlord-tenant law, now in an eighth edition. He is a co-founder of and regular contributor to La Bloga, an award-winning Internet magazine devoted to Latino literature, culture, news, and opinion. "The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories" was published in 2015. "My Bad: A Mile High Noir" was published in September, 2016. His most recent work is "The Golden Havana Night: A Sherlock Homie Mystery."

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The Golden Havana Night: A Sherlock Homie Mystery
Mystery / Thrillers
University of Houston Arte Público Press
October 2018
ISBN 9781558858671
160 pages
$17.95, INSTOCK
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