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a New Orleans Writer

O’Neil De Noux

SHORT STORY eBooks

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literary

fiction

3 Love Stories

A lost love from 25 years ago.

A love letter from Vietnam.

The woman whose image adorned the fuselage of a B-24 during WWII.

cover art by Martha Landry

© 2017 O'Neil De Noux

all material on this website is copyrighted

21 Steps

The hardest part of committing a murder is getting away with it, especially when the case is assigned to a detective who is a relentless pursuer, a half-Cajun, half-Sioux investigator at the top of his game.


The body of an elderly woman is discovered stuffed into her closet in her uptown mansion. Initial investigating officers find no leads, no suspects. NOPD Homicide Detective John Raven Beau focuses all of his senses, takes the necessary steps to determine time of death, cause of death, manner of death and most importantly, who killed her.

crime fiction

John Raven Beau

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Ankle Biters of Old Arizona; or,

Attack of the Wild Chihuahuas

A tale of the old west where trail guide Willie Beedle is on a fool's errand leading a tenderfoot writer to the Dragoon Mountains in search of the vicious, elusive wild chihuahuas of old Arizona.

cover art by Dana De Noux

Bluegums

An old crone called The Chula tells an unbelievable story about slaves who lived in the holds of slave ships and escaped into the swamp - and still live today. They are as white as sheets, bulging eyes, long fangs, fingernails like talons. Zombies? No. They are Bluegums.


New Orleans Private Eye Lucen Caye make a chilling discovery – old tales are sometimes based on the truth.


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western

fiction

paranormal

mystery

Lucien Caye

Private Eye

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The Body in Crooked Bayou

A body, partially eaten by alligators, has rope burns on its leg and a gash across its belly from a sharp, man-made instrument. This is murder and NOPD Homicide Detective John Raven Beau, visiting his home town, the little Cajun village called Cannes Bruleé, is asked to help.

crime fiction

John Raven Beau

Cruelty the Human Heart

A story that asks the question - How cruel are we?

A law enforcement officer in a small Louisiana village learns a painful, illuminating lesson in human nature.

cover art by Vincent De Noux

mystery

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Death on Denial

The old loan shark has the annoying habing of repeatedly watching Agatha Christie's DEATH ON THE NILE on his TV. Two of his employees think it's time for him to retire. Wily Gordon Urquhart and seductive Stella Dauphine learn how - sometimes - death cannot be denied.

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mystery

Down on the Pontchartrain

The body of a waitress is found strangled beneath an oak tree a week before Hurricane Katrina strikes New Orleans. It's a race. Can NOPD Detective John Raven Beau solve this baffling murder before the massive hurricane innundates the city?

cover art of Katrina damage by John Datri

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historical

mystery

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science fiction

horror

Fais do do

Something eerie is happening in the swamps of south Louisiana and journalist Jay Gatsby Jones, accompanied by photographer Jillian Jones (no relation), are sent from New Orleans to the bayous where they uncover an incredible secret.

cover art by Dana De Noux

For Love’s Sake

For nearly two hundred years, New Orleanians have settled affairs of honor at Dueling Oaks in City Park. A death at the oaks in 1891, leads to a manslaughter charge until NOPD Det. Jack Dugas learns the victim was actually poisoned.


cover art from George Seurat's

'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte'


2014 DERRINGER Award Finalist for

"Best Novelette"

General Order No. 28

a Civil War mystery


Did a general’s insulting order spark the murder of a young U.S. Army lieutenant in Yankee-occupied New Orleans? Or was it something else?

Capt. Jason Bartlett, infantryman-turned-provost marshal investigator must wade through waves of Yankee anger and Rebel animosity to solve the mystery.


historical

mystery

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Hollow Point

New Orleans – 1984. The search is on for a heinous criminal as a rapist on early release from prison tracks down his victim and attacks her again. The New Orleans Police Department goes into a frenzy trying to find this man who shoots one of his cop pursuers and keeps running.

NOPD Homicide Detectives Dino LaStanza and Jodie Kintyre set up a stakeout on a family member of the criminal and wait with their handcuffs and .357 magnums. LaStanza, a Sicilian-American living-example of the Wyatt Earp Syndrome – cops who kill criminals rather than apprehend them – has loaded his weapon with semi-jacketed hollow point rounds against regulations and waits patiently. Like a leopard.


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crime fiction

Dino LaStanza

crime fiction

John Raven Beau

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paranormal

fiction

In a Lady's Eyes

A lady park ranger at the Battle of New Orleans National Park spots a man in a British army uniform at 2 a.m. He stands next to one of the cannons and she thinks he's one of those re-enactors who come to re-enact the battle every January 8. She approaches and fog moves in and he is no longer there. When he comes back the next 2 a.m., he tell her he is Arthur and she is Francis, the lass he left behind in Scotland.


Something in his eyes convinces her – he believes what he says, he believes he died on this battlefield two hundred years ago. She also sees in his eyes what she's been searching for all her lonely years.


K Love

As Hurricane Rita rips through Louisiana, a suicide note explains the destructive force of a young couple’s K Love - a love spawned by Hurricane Katrina.

cover art of Katrina damage by John Datri

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crime fiction

Lonesome Little Blue

Sam hasn't seen Tyler in 19 years but when she steps into the Klamath Hotel in the little town of Grayville, Kansas, nestled between the Big Blue and Little Blue Rivers, her blue eyes are just as lovely, just as warm.

Theirs is an unfulfilled romance from high school and the world has turned around to give them a second chance. Only Tyler knows better. There is a hidden, dark, secret that will limit their time together. But, for the moment, they have each other.

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paranormal

fiction

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paranormal

crime fiction

Murder Intermezzo

and bonus story

Popcorn for Christmas

A haunting obsession. Tchaikovsky, Bizet and a derringer pistol.

A chilling love story in a morgue on Christmas Evee.

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historical

mystery

The Naked Lady of Whispering Gulch

Wasn't much of a town. Didn't even have a boot hill like Tombstone.

On a dusty day in 1890, a Pinkerton man arrives in Whispering Gulch on a wandering daughter case. Hired by the wealthy father who'd received letters from his daughter post marked 'Whispering Gulch', the Pinkerton man shows a photo around. Several old timers claim this could be the 'nekked lady'.

Could this be a prank? Were the old timers leading him out into the desert to leave him? When an angelic, blond naked lady steps from the darkness to take a moonlit bath in Whispering Gulch, well, it's no joke anymore. Lust turns to love and the Pinkerton Man has his wandering daughter. Or does he?

cover art by Vincent De Noux

The Raven and The Wolf

He calls himself 'The Wolf' - a cunning and ruthless man who has gotten away with murder until he finds himself doggedly pursued by a predatory hunter of murderers - a man half-Cajun and half-Sioux, a man named John Raven Beau.

Which one of these killers will kill again?

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crime fiction

John Raven Beau

She Gleeked Me

A hot redhead in a tight, black skirt taps down her sunglasses to peer over the top to gleek New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye, who taps his own sunglasses down and gleeks her right back. So starts a case that quickly evolves into a sexcapade and a false mystery.

What the hell are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police doing in New Orleans?


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mystery

Lucien Caye

Private Eye

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crime fiction

John Raven Beau

Sniffing out a Killer

When you bring your dog to a murder, well ...

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mystery

Lucien Caye

Private Eye

Tenderless Night

Valentine's Day, 1948 - a woman is murdered in her home. The husband is an assistant district attorney who'd just taken out a large insurance policy on his wife. The cops quickly catch the killer - a hobo - but the insurance company is suspicious and hires New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye to look into the matter.

It turns out even the police are suspicious of their easy solution of the case, which puts Caye between the police, the DA's office and the truth.


mystery

Lucien Caye

Private Eye

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The Marriage Swindler

Two women calling themselves 'wives-in-law' hire Private Eye Lucien Caye to find their missing husband. They unknowingly married the same man and want him found. It doesn't take long for Lucien to discover this marriage swindler married seven women in New Orleans and is about to marry number eight.

When you mix seven jilted wives with a lothario – you have a recipe for murder with Lucien Caye in the middle of it.


They Called Her The Gungirl

September, 1947. A young brunette with dark brown eyes stands shivering in the rain. There is also a desperate boyfriend, a pretty blond posing in a bikini and a murdered doctor – all drawing New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye into a case that may end with the first woman in Louisiana to be executed in the electric chair.

cover art by Theresa Masson


mystery

Lucien Caye

Private Eye

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science

fiction

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Tracks of Shining White

Planet Octavion, a bright blue-green orb that lies along the backwash of the Milk Way, is magnificent in its beauty – from the Cobalt Sea to the Cinnamon Hills, from the Spearmint Forest to the Majestic Blue River. Its beauty masks incredible dangers from diverse, indigenous fauna and flora. Even the peaceful Terra Cotta Plateau masks deadly secrets

Three rambunctious boys decide the great caverns of Russet Butte beckon to be explored and begin an adventure that quickly turns into a struggle for survival.

cover art by Vincent De Noux

COLLABORATIONS with Debra Gray De Noux

A Few Pieces by

Debra Gray De Noux and O’Neil De Noux

A horrifying mystery of dismembered victims and an inhuman killer.

cover art by Vincent De Noux

paranormal

crime fiction

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The Flying Lady Diner by

Debra Gray De Noux and O’Neil De Noux

A missing person, a ‘48 private eye and a silver diner along the highway.

BONUS - a Lucien Caye mystery - Friscoville

cover art by David Miller

paranormal

mystery

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Hauntings by

Debra Gray De Noux and O’Neil De Noux

2 short ghost stories for the price of one

The Shadow of White Death and Vermilion Bay

paranormal

fiction

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Nude in Magenta by

Debra Gray De Noux and O’Neil De Noux

James and Helen have had many adventures, but few as exciting or as sexy as their pursuit of the lost masterpiece of Edgar Degas, his magnificent NUDE IN MAGENTA.

COLLABORATION with Kent Westmoreland

erotic

mystery

She Tried to Sit on My Lap While I was Standing Up

        by Debra Gray De Noux and O’Neil De Noux

Could the case of body-guarding the wild daughter of a wealthy invalid be connected to five brutal murders in uptown New Orleans? Private Eye Mike Gonzales meets the daughter when he steps into her father’s mansion and she tries to sit on his lap while he’s standing up.

Night time surveillance at the edge of Audubon Park is not hard, pleasant actually as the daughter puts on a strip show in her bedroom window. But who’s that hiding in the bushes?

paranormal

mystery

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Price Tag Attached by

Kent Westmoreland and O’Neil De Noux

New Orleans fixer Burleigh Drummond and Jodie Kintyre, a sexy New Orleans police detective, investigate theft and murder in the shadier-than-you-may-think antiques business.

This mystery is a collaboration where Kent Westmoreland and O'Neil De Noux where merge their fictional universes.

mystery

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