Playwright, filmmaker-auteur and writer Jerry Rodriguez has, in down-home bamma parlance "put his foot in it." One of the best debut crime novels since my debut (just kidding). The Devil's Mambo is real noir. Not the retro fad we have today where clowns write about smelly alleys and darkened sidewalks. It's about characters & heart...and grit, guts. Nick Esperanza's already up there with Sam Spade, Coffin Ed & Gravedigger. Buy this damn thing. Now.
And check out the plays, short films, columns and body of work hightlighted on Jerry's site. Plus look for his boy, Charm City's own Michael Gonzales, online and newstands everywhere...even in Crawford, Texas, right Jenna?