By O'Neil De Noux
The massive KISS – LaStanza Novel #2
This is New Orleans – 1982. In murder, you’re in basic terms pretty much as good as your final case. clean from fixing the Slasher Murders, NOPD murder Det. LaStanza needs to examine a ‘floater’ pulled from the Mississippi River. The bloated physique with holes within the head is the son-in-law of the los angeles Cosa Nostra Boss Alphonso Badalamente. Sicilian-American LaStanza’s is in the course of a Mafia slaying. LaStanza’s new companion, Paul Snowood, who attire in cowboy get-ups, teases LaStanza with, “There is going your ideal record.” The killer is maybe again in Detroit or Chicago or perhaps China.
LaStanza retains his date with Lizette Louvier (from Grim Reaper). the connection of this working-class detective and the uptown daughter of the rich type grows slowly. that very same night the physique of a tender prostitute is located. LaStanza learns she used to be shot two times within the brow, and has the bullets in comparison to the bullets from his victim’s. It’s a similar gun, a .22 Magnum. The killer’s nonetheless on the town and LaStanza needs to attach the sufferers to with a bit of luck lead him to the murderer.
Born in New Orleans, O’Neil De Noux is a prolific American author of novels and brief tales. even supposing a lot of De Noux’s fiction falls below the secret style (character-drive crime fiction primarily), he has released tales in lots of genres together with literary fiction, young ones and young-adult fiction, science-fiction, suspense, fable, horror, western, literary, spiritual, romance, humor and erotica.
In 2007, the non-public Eye Writers of the US provided its prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for top brief tale to “The center Has Reasons” by means 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 most sensible NOVELETTE for “Too Wise.” The Derringer Awards are given each year to acknowledge excellence within the brief secret fiction form.
In 2010, De Noux made a circulate to eBooks and print-on-demand books, teaming with different artists within the paintings co-op gigantic Kiss Productions and released SLICK TIME, an attractive caper novel, by way of collections NEW ORLEANS MYSTERIES, NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL, NEW ORLEANS exclusive, NEW ORLEANS best EVIL and BACKWASH OF THE MILKY means.
In June 2012, De Noux’s novel JOHN RAVEN BEAU was once named 2011 POLICE publication OF THE yr by means of Police-Writers.com, a gaggle that boasts of 1153 kingdom and native cops from 485 country and native legislation enforcement enterprises who've written 2504 police books. A hyper-realistic crime tale, JOHN RAVEN BEAU presents an intimate check out the beleaguered NOPD murder department, a narrative that starts off within the French area and results in a swamp, all in the urban limits of America’s everlasting urban, a urban that can not be destroyed – New Orleans. past in 2012, after six months of in depth examine and eighteen months of continuous writing, O’Neil De Noux released conflict KISS, a 320,000 notice 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 conflict of 1812 arrives, Mr. De Noux obtained an Artist prone occupation 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 singular 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, besides 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 ebook of De Noux’s crime fiction tour-de-force NEW ORLEANS murder, besides the re-issue of the entire prior LaStanza novels as alternate paperbacks and eBooks.
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