To my great joy, one of my literary heroes, the Abuelo of Puerto Rican Crime Fiction, endorsed my upcoming book of short stories, Noiryorican. Here is the blurb:

“An exciting and exhilarating journey through Puerto Rican barrios. It strikes [a] tone of the streets that rings true to my seasoned ear. The array of characters encompasses the Nuyorican experience devoid of sentiment or artifice. Congratulations, Richie. Score one for the home team.” —Former New York State Supreme Court Judge Edwin Torres, author of Carlito’s Way, Q&A, and After Hours

For those of you who may not know, Torres wrote the 1975 novel Carlito’s Way. His book was the basis for the 1993 movie starring Al Pacino, and for the 1979 book After Hours, the sequel to Carlito’s Way. Both of Torres’s parents emigrated from Jayuya, Puerto Rico, and settled in Spanish Harlem, where Torres was born. Torres graduated from Stuyvesant High School. From there he attended City College of the City University of New York, followed by the Brooklyn Law School.

In 1980 he was selected to the State Supreme Court, where he served as a justice in the Twelfth Judicial District in New York City. The Supreme Court has jurisdiction over felony cases, and Torres presided over many high-profile murder cases.

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