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a New Orleans Writer

O’Neil De Noux

NOVELS


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DEATH ANGELS

A Novel of World War II


In Nazi occupied France during the autumn of 1943, an alluring young woman, two French resistance fighters and an American agent are brought together by the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Their code names are the names of archangels, including Samael, the angel of death. They call themselves Death Angels as they leave a trail of dead German officers and French collaborators from southern France all the way to Paris, as the City of Light prepares for her liberation.


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GRIM REAPER

#1 in LaStanza Series


Detective LaStanza’s first week in Homicide and he must handle the horrific murder of Marie Sumner, slashed to death on a quiet French Quarter street. When another woman is slashed to death, the detectives bear witness to the carnage again. LaStanza feels even worse this time, almost useless. The media labels the killer The Slasher and when he strikes a third time - murdering the daughter of a wealthy banker - LaStanza meets a young woman who changes his life.


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THE BIG KISS

#2 in LaStanza Series


In Homicide, you’re only as good as your last case. Fresh from solving the Slasher Murders, NOPD Homicide Detective LaStanza must investigate a ‘floater’ pulled from the Mississippi River. The bloated body with two holes in the head is the son-in-law of La Cosa Nostra Boss Alphonso Badalamente.


Sicilian-American LaStanza’s is in the middle of a Mafia slaying.

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LUCIFER'S TIGER

It is 1936 and the world is on the brink of war


An American with special talents is sent to the Portuguese colony of Macao to discover why Japanese agents are frantically searching for a mysterious gem called the Blaer. Murder quickly follows as the American stumbles on a vivacious brunette who needs rescuing. Or does she? This audacious woman has her own special talents.


From China to India to a lost island in the Arabian Sea the two Americans are pursued by Japanese and Germans.

What diabolical plan do Nazi scientists have for tigers? The perilous adventure becomes a deadly struggle in the realm of the ultimate predator – the tiger.


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BLUE ORLEANS

#3 in LaStanza Series


The case is not only a ‘whodunit’ but also a ‘whoisit’ - the case of a body dumped in a ditch along an isolated stretch of a deserted highway. The victim is shot in the back of the head, execution-style.


LaStanza is quickly drawn into a Latin-American killing circle where he meets a young temptress, a pretty girl he will call the electric daughter.

CRESCENT CITY KILLS

#4 in LaStanza Series


Detective LaStanza and his new partner, the long-cool-blond Jodie Kintyre, are called to the west bank of New Orleans where the bodies of two young women, hands bound behind their backs, bullet holes in the back of their heads, lay on the narrow strip of unkempt land between the levee and the river’s edge known as the batture.


There are no witnesses, the only clue a lone set of muddy footprints leading away from the bodies. This was the work of one man.

THE BIG SHOW

#5 in LaStanza Series


A burning man stumbles across the street in front of Detective LaStanza's car and this heinous murder haunts the entire homicide division.


In every profession there’s a big show

In the army it’s the Special Forces

In the navy it’s the Seals

In baseball it’s the Major Leagues

In football it’s the NFL

In police work it’s the Homicide Division

Homicide - The big pressure cooker

The big cases

The big show

NEW ORLEANS HOMICIDE

#6 in LaStanza Series


The Easter weekend of 1986 is particularly violent and Detectives Dino LaStanza, Jodie Kintyre, Felicity Jones, Paul Snowood, Mark Land and Rob Mason are joined by a formidable patrol officer, John Raven Beau, in the relentless pursuit of maniac murderers.


This is a tour de force novel of homicide in New Orleans, largest in the series and ends with a surprise that changes LaStanza's life forever.

THE BLUE NUDE

#7 in LaStanza Series


Away from the horrors of homicide work and married to a gorgeous, wealthy woman, New Orleans Private Eye Dino LaStanza can pick and choose his cases. What starts as a simple missing person case as a photographer seems to have disappeared, turns ugly as the photographer’s clients begin receiving threats that the risqué pictures taken of them are about to go public. When LaStanza stumbles on nudes of his wife as a teenager, this turns personal.


The photographer's murdered body is discovered. LaStanza will get to the truth, no matter what it is - no matter what he discovers about his Lizette.


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THE LONG COLD

#8 in LaStanza Series


30 years ago, fourteen year old Lenore San Luna was murdered. Unsolved, her case was long forgotten until the daughter of the boss of the New Orleans Mafia, approaches the one man La Cosa Nostra may tolerate to look into this case – former NOPD homicide detective Dino LaStanza.


The most dangerous private eye in the city turns down the case. He’s tangled with the Mafia in the past and it didn’t end well. However, when LaStanza learns of the connection between Lenore and his family, he will take on the dangerous, haunting investigation of this long cold murder case.


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JOHN RAVEN BEAU

#1 in Beau Series


Before Katrina – New Orleans is the murder capital of America and her troubled streets give rise to a cop who hunts killers with methodical, calculating precision, innate in a man half-Cajun and half-Sioux. While others lose their heads in the maddening hunt for a cop-killer, John Raven Beau focuses his instincts in the relentless pursuit of a murderer.


This story begins in the French Quarter and ends in a swamp, all within the city limits of America's eternal city, a city that cannot be destroyed – New Orleans.


CITY OF SECRETS

#2 in Beau Series


Gunshots break the eerie solitude of Halloween night and a detective responds, discovering the body of a young woman marked with a gang emblem. It’s a message, a new, deadly gang is marking its territory, telling everyone this is their turf. Wrong. The detective standing next to the body is different. He is used to working alone, used to tracking killers, used to taking the law into his own hands. This is John Raven Beau.


Two months after Hurricane Katrina, the city lies prostrate and criminals return, only to run headlong into a cop who is  used to hunting killers.


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NUDE IN RED

#3 in Beau Series


The murder of a young woman draws newly promoted Chief Inspector John Raven Beau and his new partner Juanita Cruz into a secret world of high-priced call girls with ties to the Mafia and a Romanian organized crime syndicate.


When another woman is murdered the race is on to catch the killer.


Meanwhile - who is the alluring woman who posed for the painting Nude In Red?


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NEW ORLEANS RAPACIOUS

#1 in Caye Series


It starts as a wandering daughter case when a pretty widow hires New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye to find her twenty-two year old daughter.


The date is April 10, 1947, and Helen Croix walks into Caye’s office with a picture of her missing daughter, Madelyn. She warns Lucien he’ll be tempted when he finds the captivating, strawberry-blond beauty. Madelyn Croix will most likely seduce him. Helen describes her daughter as rapacious. Lucien has to look up the word to discover it means avaricious, greedy, ravenous – subsisting on live prey.


When his first lead ends up murdered, Lucien knows this case won't be easy.

ENAMORED

#2 in Caye Series


A woman can sear an indelible image in a man’s mind.

The most elusive case in New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye’s career, a case of obsession and murder, a case that will baffle him, intrigue him, make him fall in love – three times. The case of a desirable woman enamored of a undesirable man defies understanding. A smart guy like Lucien should know better, but his mind has trouble controlling his libido, much less his heart.

2013 SHAMUS Award Finalist

Private Eye Writers of America

HOLD ME, BABE

#3 Caye Series


Two cases arrive at Private Eye Lucien Caye’s office in the Lower French Quarter. The first is a murder case already solved by the New Orleans Police Department. The client believes NOPD arrested the wrong man. Yeah. Right. The second case – find who wrote a song recorded eleven years ago here in New Orleans, a song that is now a hit. There are royalties.


When a young, alluring, doe-eyed woman with auburn hair steps into Lucien’s life, trouble soon follows – gunplay, murder, mayhem, lust, maybe even love as Lucien learns why the song's original title was HOLD ME, BABE.

SLICK TIME

A Sexy Caribbean-New Orleans Caper


There is a kidnapping, an extortion, the filming of an erotic movie, bungling FBI agents, a savvy NOPD detective, a private-eye known as the most dangerous man in New Orleans, as well as the Lusca – a sea monster inhabiting the Atlantis Blue Hole outside Kemps Bay, The Bahamas.


There is also a ruthless criminal who calls himself Hardacre, a sly mastermind who calls himself Slick, a host of pretty women and an attractive special agent with long brown hair, dark brown eyes and the intelligence to figure it all out. Too bad no one will listen to her.

THE FRENCH DETECTIVE

New Orleans, 1900


A little Sicilian-American boy is kidnapped. There are no leads and no one wants to talk with the police. NOPD Detective Jacques Dugas assembles fellow detectives, street cops, friendly Italians and a strikingly-pretty woman, part Corsican, part English, who happens to be an expert linguist.


Pitted against a crime boss known as il Maiale (the Hog) and a terrifying henchman nickname il Cadavere (the Cadaver), it takes an American with a French surname to remain focused on one mission. Find the kidnapped boy.


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BOURBON STREET

The City Sizzles


It is the summer of 1947 and Desiree Blanc wants to be a gun-moll. Born into poverty in rural northern Mississippi, Dorothy Jellnick grew into an ash-blonde beauty. Everyone told her to go to Hollywood, show the movie people a real southern belle. She made it as far as Bourbon Street, New Orleans, where she became Desiree Blanc, a white hot stripper at Hotsy Jazz Club.


Determined to never be poor again, Desiree discovers a short cut to big money – crime.

2016 SHAMUS Award Finalist

Private Eye Writers of America

MISTIK

A Superhero novel


Being Different Is Lonely

        Until You Find Another Like You


Marc LeRoux discovers he has powers and takes to the rooftops of the New Orleans French Quarter in a superhero costume and quickly meets another advanced human, the beautiful sixteen year old Alyssa Lupo. The mutual attraction he feels for this haunting girl is challenged by others, those bent on using their powers for evil purposes.


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BATTLE KISS

An Epic of Love and War

Set at The Battle of New Orleans


On the morning of January 8, 1815, The United States and Great Britain met as enemies on a battlefield for

the last time.


This is the story of some who were there.

2009-2010 ARTIST SERVICES CAREER ADVANCEMENT AWARD

The Louisiana Division of the Arts

USS RELENTLESS

A Saga of the US Navy in the Age of Sail


The life, loves and battles of a young American naval officer from The Barbary War of 1803 through the War of 1812 and the super frigate he designs and sails into combat against the world’s greatest navy - the Royal Navy.


This is a saga of the heady days of the early American navy as she muscles her way onto the international stage from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean Sea and across the Atlantic ocean, around the Cape of Good Hope and into the Indian

Ocean.


MAFIA APHRODITE

A Novel of Power & Sex


What’s sexier than a young, gorgeous, rich woman with no inhibitions?


The lone offspring of a dying Mafia boss is about to inherit a fortune – money, property and the family business. Lucy Incanto is a classic Italian beauty who has lived the sheltered life of a Mafia princess, until now.


Everyone is about to discover this beauty is more intelligent than any of the men running the family business, a woman who knows how to use her power and sex.

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SAINT LOLITA

#9 in LaStanza Series


ASSIGNMENT:

Go to a Caribbean Island with a gorgeous, flirtatious blond FBI agent posing as your wife and recover le Cerise — the largest red diamond in the world, stolen by Nazis during World War II.

Why LaStanza? Why a private eye? The FBI has failed, so has the Sureté and Interpol. They believe only LaStanza can identify the suspected thief. He solved the murder of her father a few years back. It's the Electric Daughter, who had a crush on LaStanza. What could go wrong?

LaStanza says no until he learns le Cerise belongs to his wife's father. It's now a family matter and LaStanza can't say no. He'll regret this.

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THE GREAT BEAU

#4 in Beau Series


A mysterious death draws NOPD Chief Inspector John Raven Beau into a complex case involving priceless art, stolen Nazi loot, a dead deerhound, a haughty countess and a ruthless killer. The shocks keep coming when a priceless cache is found hidden in an attic - a legendary treasure which stuns archiologists, forensic scientists, historians and the entire art world.


Has NOPD located one of the great treasures of the ancient world. How does Beau become a Hero of the French Republic?


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