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The Latina Book Club's March Madness begins.  No, not basketball.  Our madness is a dark and thrilling book that will keep people on the edge of their seats.  Happy Reading!

Independently Published
He was not the demon everyone portrayed him to be, but rather he was a savior –a messiah—saving souls, and forgiving those who had failed to protect those they were supposed to protect.
---The Cowboy

Dramatic. Scary. Thrilling. 

Author Manny Meléndez has written a dark crime thriller that attracts and repels readers in equal measure, but keeps them reading. Clichés abound, but the author uses them wisely to quickly identify villain and hero alike. Readers are in for a roller coaster of emotions in this gripping page-turner, with twists and turns that will have readers on the edge of their seats until the surprising end.

Meléndez doesn’t shy away from writing dark menacing characters.  Must be his love for the dark Master Edgar Allan Poe.  In THE COWBOY, a machete-wielding psychopath has a serious vendetta against nurses, and the headless bodies are stacking up.  After more than 10 years on the force, New York City Detectives John Delgado and Bill Crocitto had thought they’d seen everything. They haven’t. They are now on the hunt for a monster, and following every lead no matter how trivial. They will stop the Cowboy at all costs, even if it means going out in a blaze of glory.#

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Manuel A. Meléndez was born in Puerto Rico and raised in East Harlem, N.Y. He is the author of two mystery/supernatural novels, WHEN ANGELS FALL and BATTLE FOR A SOUL; five poetry books; two collections of Christmas short stories; and one collection of horror stories. His novel WHEN ANGELS FALL was voted by The as the Best Novel of 2013, while BATTLE FOR A SOUL was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2015 International Latino Awards for mystery novels. His short story, “A Killer Among Us,” was published by Akashi Books in San Juan Noir anthology. The author lives in Sunnyside, N.Y. harvesting tales from the streets of the city. For more information, please visit his website at