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By O'Neil De Noux

This can be New Orleans 1983.
NOPD murder Detective LaStanza and his new companion, the long-cool-blond Jodie Kintyre, are referred to as to the west financial institution of recent Orleans the place the our bodies of 2 younger ladies, fingers certain in the back of their backs, bullet holes behind their heads, lay at the slender strip of unkempt land among the levee and the river’s facet referred to as the batture. There are not any witnesses, the one clue a lone set of muddy footprints top clear of the our bodies. This was once the paintings of 1 man.

LaStanza focuses all his energies at the case, settling on the sufferers as prostitutes from the commonly used streets of the hot Orleans Police 6th District, the place LaStanza labored as a patrolman. The households of the sufferers won’t support. Their neighbors don’t care. The Police management doesn’t wish overworked detectives spending time at the murders of 2 low-life road criminals who won’t also be overlooked by means of their families.

LaStanza and Jodie are all of the useless ladies have left during this global and they're no longer approximately to desert them.

Born in New Orleans, O’Neil De Noux is a prolific American author of novels and brief tales. even if a lot of De Noux’s fiction falls below the secret style (character-drive crime fiction primarily), he has released tales in lots of disciplines together with literary fiction, childrens and young-adult fiction, science-fiction, suspense, myth, horror, western, literary, spiritual, romance, humor and erotica.

In 2007, the non-public Eye Writers of the US provided its prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for most sensible brief tale to “The middle Has Reasons” through O'Neil De Noux. The SHAMUS is given every year to acknowledge extraordinary success in inner most eye fiction. De Noux can also be the 2009 DERRINGER AWARD winner for most sensible NOVELETTE for “Too Wise.” The Derringer Awards are given every year to acknowledge excellence within the brief secret fiction form.

In 2010, De Noux made a stream to eBooks and print-on-demand books, teaming with different artists within the artwork co-op gigantic Kiss Productions and released SLICK TIME, a lovely caper novel, by means of collections NEW ORLEANS MYSTERIES, NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL, NEW ORLEANS exclusive, NEW ORLEANS leading EVIL and BACKWASH OF THE MILKY manner.

In June 2012, De Noux’s novel JOHN RAVEN BEAU was once named 2011 POLICE ebook OF THE 12 months via, a gaggle that boasts of 1153 country and native cops from 485 nation and native legislations enforcement organizations who've written 2504 police books. A hyper-realistic crime tale, JOHN RAVEN BEAU offers an intimate look at the beleaguered NOPD murder department, a narrative that starts off within the French sector and leads to a swamp, all in the urban limits of America’s everlasting urban, a urban that can not be destroyed – New Orleans.

Earlier in 2012, after six months of extensive examine and eighteen months of continuous writing, O’Neil De Noux released conflict KISS, a 320,000 be aware epic of affection and struggle set opposed to the landscape of the conflict of latest Orleans, January eight, 1815. So well timed is the publication, published because the bicentennial of the warfare of 1812 arrives, Mr. De Noux acquired an Artist companies profession development Award from the Louisiana department of the humanities for his paintings on conflict KISS. additionally in 2012, Mr. De Noux’s first deepest eye was once released. ENAMORED a unique of obsession and homicide, is decided in 1950 New Orleans. one other crime novel, BOURBON road, set in 1947, used to be published in 2012, in addition to the young-adult superhero novel MISTIK. In 2012, O’Neil De Noux used to be elected Vice-President of the non-public Eye Writers of America.

In January 2013, the long-awaited go back of NOPD murder Detective Dino LaStanza got here with the booklet of De Noux’s crime fiction tour-de-force NEW ORLEANS murder, besides the re-issue of all of the earlier LaStanza novels as alternate paperbacks and eBooks. extra LaStanza novels are forthcoming.
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