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Early C20th American culture and dissent

Shot At A Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar ‘Ringo’ Bonavena
Patrick Connor


In Shot at a Brothel, Patrick Connor reveals the salacious story of how handsome, playful, heavyweight boxer Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena wound up murdered outside of an infamous Nevada brothel, and why. Argentine heavyweight Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena was frequently described as “happy-go-lucky” and “just a big kid.” But virtuous sweethearts don’t tend to be gunned down on the front steps of a whorehouse. Bonavena’s recklessness left behind him a trail of self-destruction that ended violently at Reno’s infamous Mustang Ranch.

This is the sixth in the Hamilcar Noir True Crime 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.

Paperback, 160pp
Hamilcar Publications, 2021
ISBN 9781949590272