By O'Neil De Noux
BLUE ORLEANS – LaStanza Novel #3
This is New Orleans – 1982
The case is not just a ‘whodunit’ but in addition a ‘whoisit’ - the case of a physique dumped in a ditch alongside an remoted stretch of a abandoned road. The sufferer is shot behind the top, execution-style.
A bone-tired NOPD Det. LaStanza identifies the sufferer then meets his victim’s seventeen 12 months outdated daughter who's reluctant to speak at the start, but if she does, she attracts LaStanza to a Latin-American killing circle the place he needs to construct a case opposed to drug importers and retain the daughter alive.
The ‘Electric Daughter’ is an beautiful, appealing, stressed out hellion, a drug person working wild within the streets. Her Electra complicated along with her father makes her wish LaStanza to take her father’s position, while all he desires to do is positioned the ruthless murderers at the back of bars.
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 lower than the secret style (character-drive crime fiction primarily), he has released tales in lots of disciplines together with mainstream fiction, kids and young-adult fiction, science-fiction, suspense, myth, horror, western, literary, non secular, romance, humor and erotica.
In 2007, the personal Eye Writers of the US presented its prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for most sensible brief tale to “The center Has Reasons” by way of O'Neil De Noux. The SHAMUS is given every year to acknowledge impressive success in deepest eye fiction. De Noux can be the 2009 DERRINGER AWARD winner for top 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 colossal Kiss Productions and released SLICK TIME, an attractive caper novel, through collections NEW ORLEANS MYSTERIES, NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL, NEW ORLEANS personal, NEW ORLEANS top EVIL and BACKWASH OF THE MILKY manner.
In June 2012, De Noux’s novel JOHN RAVEN BEAU used to be named 2011 POLICE booklet OF THE yr by way of Police-Writers.com, a gaggle that boasts of 1153 country and native cops from 485 kingdom and native legislation enforcement businesses who've written 2504 police books. A hyper-realistic crime tale, JOHN RAVEN BEAU offers an intimate check out the beleaguered NOPD murder department, a narrative that starts off within the French region 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 warfare set opposed to the landscape of the conflict of latest Orleans, January eight, 1815. So well timed is the ebook, published because the bicentennial of the warfare of 1812 arrives, Mr. De Noux got an Artist providers 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 used to be released. ENAMORED a unique of obsession and homicide, is determined in 1950 New Orleans. one other crime novel, BOURBON highway, set in 1947, was once 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 personal Eye Writers of America.
In January 2013, the long-awaited go back of NOPD murder Detective Dino LaStanza got here with the ebook of De Noux’s crime fiction tour-de-force NEW ORLEANS murder, in addition to the re-issue of all of the past LaStanza novels as alternate paperbacks and eBooks. extra LaStanza novels are forthcoming.
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Sam looking sick, Frank on the case and not wanting me spotted at the scene: it read a lot like an undercover had got killed. Gorgeous as always, Frank said. He held the crime-scene tape for me to duck under, and it was so familiar, I had made that quick easy movement so many times, that for a split second it felt like coming home. I automatically settled my gun at my belt and glanced over my shoulder for my partner, as if this was my own case I were coming to, before I remembered. Heres the story, Sam said.