Manny TORRES

CABRONES PERROS

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Just out of prison, ex-boxer Nolin is tasked with going to Odyssey, Florida to have a man killed. On a parallel course are several underworld characters with their own agendas for going to this crime-ridden city: three enforcers enroute to establish the family business out on the Florida coast; Shank, who was last seen in Perras Malas, dead set on vengeance against those who killed her family; and Shady, a new crime boss who’s doing a soft takeover while going up against a family of Eastern-European human traffickers on the brink of owning the city.

In this beach town, where tourists party day and night, crime takes no vacation. These groups converge where drugs are cheap and human trafficking is prevalent. There’s a slow war gaining between all sides, clashing over the waterside territory.

Cabrones Perros is a rum-soaked crime comedy in the style of Elmore Leonard’s Swag and Stick¸ and concludes Torres’ Dog Trilogy.

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DEAD DOGS

Two Atlanta misfits in debt to notorious dog fighter and drug dealer Boots Tumbler are coerced into handling his dirty work. Phobos and Chuck, desperate to pay him back, go elbow deep in blood, dirt, and gristle, cleaning up dog fights, delivering drugs, and disposing of dead bodies. Regardless of the haul, they shovel it, bag it up, stuff it in the trunk of their 1982 Cadillac Deville and drive it off for disposal. The misfit pair fumble their way through dangerous circumstances and criminal adventures. Desperation eventually drives them out of the city, across lost highways, encountering a circus of outlaws and revolutionaries living on the margins of morality.

PERRAS MALAS

Loaded guns, lesbian love, inverted expectations, and lecherous mafia-types make this a novella not to forget.

Kika was a map of bruises. She was a cicatrix of vengeance, the scar of a wounded mind, the fetid and gangrenous lesion of a town’s malevolent psyche. And she’s come back to Carbon, Georgia, to find her missing sister.

Fighting tooth and nail, wielding her trusty crowbar, Hell hath no fury like the violent storm Kika brings to Carbon. She’ll tear through the town and its criminal underworld until she finds her sister.

FATHER WAS A RAT KING

Soledad was 16 and preparing for college when her mother left her to care for her drug-addicted father. Having to live in the violent and gritty streets of pre-gentrification New York, she learns to survive by any means necessary, working off a family debt to some unsavory and corrupt men. Will the streets consume her with violence and vice, or will she triumph and escape to a normal life?

In the style of Ms. 45, Leon and Taxi Driver comes this tense and violent novella from the author of Dead Dogs.

CABRONES PERROS

Just out of prison, ex-boxer Nolin is tasked with going to Odyssey, Florida to have a man killed. On a parallel course are several underworld characters with their own agendas for going to this crime-ridden city: three enforcers enroute to establish the family business out on the Florida coast; Shank, who was last seen in Perras Malas, dead set on vengeance against those who killed her family; and Shady, a new crime boss who’s doing a soft takeover while going up against a family of Eastern-European human traffickers on the brink of owning the city.

In this beach town, where tourists party day and night, crime takes no vacation. These groups converge where drugs are cheap and human trafficking is prevalent. There’s a slow war gaining between all sides, clashing over the waterside territory.

Cabrones Perros is a rum-soaked crime comedy in the style of Elmore Leonard’s Swag and Stick¸ and concludes Torres’ Dog Trilogy.

Starlite Pulp Review #3

My short story, “Bet” appears in the Starlite Pulp Review #3. 

Fifteen pulp yarns from fifteen different authors!  The lineup here is amazing, featuring Craig Clevenger, Jean-Paul L. Garnier, Trevor Holliday, Sean Jacques, Nolan Knight, Terrance Layhew, Brodie Lowe, Patrick R. McDonough, Jim Ruland, Aaron Paul Schaut, Alex Slusar, CW Stevenson, Phillip Thompson, Manny Torres, and Brian Townsley.  Noir, Crime, Sci-Fi, Horror, Westerns. Good stuff. 

Featuring a cover by the amazing Danny Galieote. 

Bishop Rider Lives

My story, “Bishop… He Everywhere” has two Atlanta boys sharing a tale of the mythical Bishop Rider, as the walls close in around them…

Elegies in the Dust

Through gritty narratives, essays, and poetry, Elegies in the Dust delves into universal themes of resilience, hope, and the quest for dignity amidst adversity. Emphasizing its mission, all proceeds from this charity anthology will go to the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, serving as a poignant reminder to confront injustices and stand in solidarity with silenced voices.
 
 
 

Starlite Pulp Review #4

Starlite Pulp Review #4, featuring work by Michael Bracken, Alec Cizak, Eric Esquivel, Jean-Paul L. Garnier, EB Hunter, Meagan Lucas, John McNally, Greg Mollin, JD O’Brien, Daniel Pyne, Alex Slusar, Manny Torres, Jim Towns, and Brian Townsley.

 

Cover image by Danny Galieote. 310 pages.

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About Manny

Manny Torres is an Atlanta, Georgia, transplant from Brooklyn, New York. Perras Malas, meaning Bad Bitches in Spanish, is the loose prequel to this book and made it to the LGBTQ+ crime bestseller’s list. Before that, he penned the road-noir novella Dead Dogs, was inspired by the time he spent living in East Atlanta Village and eccentric group of friends he made there. Dead Dogs is the first part of the Dog Trilogy which continues with Perras Malas, concluding with Cabrones Perros. His second novella, Father Was a Rat King was based on his experiences living in Baltimore, MD and growing up in pre-gentrification New York City.

For over a decade, Torres was programmer and co-conspirator on Step Outside: The Strange and Beautiful music program on WMNF 88.5FM radio in Florida. A film fanatic from a very young age, his favorite films are Mad Max, Jaws, 8 ½, Fitzcarraldo, and It’s a Wonderful Life. He enjoys abstract painting inspired by Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock and has been a photographer for over 30 years. His favorite band of all time is King Crimson and looks after several cats.

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“Exquisite. Simply exquisite. [Manny] Torres says he's inspired by the great dialogue writer George V. Higgins. And Dead Dogs is dialogue-driven, so it's going to read either like Higgins or wannabe Higgins, right? No. Manny Torres is a unique and talented writer with his own voice. I loved Dead Dogs. It's dark, brutal, and funny.”
Andy Rausch
author of American Trash and Bloody Sheets