Niño, the book that Michael Connelly named as one of his five favorite
legal thrillers, is now back in print.
First published in 1990 by Viking Press, El Niño was Mercedes Lambert's first novel. Published under her real name, Douglas Anne Munson, El Niño received critical acclaim as a smart, sexy, fast-paced, and often brilliant juxtaposition of sordid scenes and lyric flights, a novel that deals with classic themes—the loss of innocence and the search for redemption—in the very modern world of contemporary Los Angeles.
The 2016 Stark House edition comes with a forward by award-winning author and former friend Kate Braverman.
El Niño now brings all of Mercedes Lambert's books back into print.
Connelly says: "I never knew Mercedes Lambert
(Douglas Anne Munson) but I knew her books. I read them all and
loved them all. I loved them most because in the crowded field of
authors who chose Los Angeles as the place of their fiction, she
was unique. She was brave. She kept her head down and wrote what
she wanted to write, explored what she wanted to explore. It didn’t
matter who would publish it or who would read it. These were the
stories she had to tell—if only to herself. In doing so she
gave us characters we hadn’t seen before and took us to places
we had never known."
Kellerman says: "Ghosttown is a noir
masterpiece. One of the most evocative LA crime novels ever written."