Shot at a Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena | Hamilcar Publications

Shot at a Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena

Patrick Connor



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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.

Shot at a Brothel: The Spectacular Demise of Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena is the fifth 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.


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  • Publication Date: February 9, 2021
  • Author: Patrick Connor
  • Edition: 1st edition
  • Availability: Worldwide
  • Imprint: Hamilcar Publications
  • Series: Hamilcar Noir, Vol. 5
  • Paperback:
    • ISBN: 978-1949590272
    • Page Count: 144
    • List Price: $10.99 | £8.99


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Patrick Connor is originally from San Diego, California. As a boxing writer, his work has been featured in many publications, including The GuardianThe Fight City, and The Oregonian. He is also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the International Boxing Research Organization.

Connor, possessing the rare combination of being a boxing historian and voice actor, has hosted well-regarded podcasts such as Knuckles & Gloves and The Hannibal Boxing Podcast.

Shot at a Brothel is his first book. He lives with his family in Vancouver, Washington.

Follow Patrick on Twitter: @PatrickMConnor