Coming October, 2020!
Carlos Monzon was one of Argentina’s most celebrated figures. A renowned boxing champion and movie actor who enjoyed affairs with beautiful women, he also harbored a secret life of drug use, alcohol, and domestic violence. When his estranged wife was found dead―strangled and tossed from a balcony―Monzon confessed that they’d fought the night before, but he couldn’t remember what had happened. The resulting murder trial cast a long shadow over Monzon’s legacy and launched a decades-long battle between his critics and defenders.
In A Fistful of Murder, Don Stradley explores Monzon’s turbulent life, from his beginnings in poverty to his dramatic rise to stardom, all the way to the case that shook a country―and still haunts Argentina today.
A Fistful of Murder: The Fights and Crimes of Carlos Mozon is the sixth in the Hamilcar Noir series. Hamilcar Noir is “Hard-Hitting True Crime” that blends boxing and true crime, featuring riveting stories captured in high-quality prose, with cover art inspired by classic pulp novels.
Other Hamilcar Noir Titles include:
- Berserk: The Shocking Life and Death of Edwin Valero
- The Ghost of Johnny Tapia
- Slaughter in the Streets: When Boston Became Boxing’s Murder Capital
- Killed in Brazil?: The Mysterious Death of Arturo Gatti
- Shot at a Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena
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