The Christmas Giveaway...Manuel Ramos!
As for this giveaway - here's the deal - Manuel Ramos has published six novels, all of them quite fine. I'm a great admirer as are all those in the know. The prose is as smooth as you'd ever want, the stories are compelling, and humanness seeps from the pages - a rare condition. The man's been nominated for an Edgar and is truly one of great master of the genre even if you may not have heard of him.
Now, I have all of his books but one of them is in the attic - sorry Manuel, but I need the space. I now have about 1,000 books in the attic and this is after giving away 500 and taking 500 to my work office and arranging 1,000 in my study area. I can't be helped - book buying is my only addiction.
Anyway, the other five books by Manuel Ramos - Moony's Road to Hell, Brown on Brown, The Last Client of Luis Montez, The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz, and Blues for the Buffalo are all up fo grabs here. Since I'm not going into the attic, I've also tossed in a Manuel Ramos short story collected in The Cocaine Chronicles from Akashic books.
If you haven't read Ramos before, there can be no better time to start.
Then, as if that were not enough, I'm adding my own books into the mix. There are four novels in the Precinct Puerto Rico series and a stand-alone paperback original -The Concrete Maze. I'm even tossing in my own anthology - Bronx Noir also from Akashic.
This makes for a total - if I do my math correctly - of 12 books. Half will be signed by me.
Now, you might eb thinking - "This Ramos guy sounds all right, but do I really want any Torres books?" After all, you may have my books already or you may have met me in person and been frightened...That's all right. You'll still get 12 books (I've got plenty of others and the need for space is critical). On top of that, if you win and you say "leave out the Torres stuff" I'll be happy to draw another name for my own novels.
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