By O'Neil De Noux
The massive KISS – LaStanza Novel #2
This is New Orleans – 1982. In murder, you’re basically 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 accomplice, Paul Snowood, who clothes in cowboy get-ups, teases LaStanza with, “There is going your ideal record.” The killer is perhaps again in Detroit or Chicago or even 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 was once 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 confidently lead him to the murderer.
Born in New Orleans, O’Neil De Noux is a prolific American author of novels and brief tales. even though 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, myth, horror, western, literary, spiritual, romance, humor and erotica.
In 2007, the non-public Eye Writers of the United States presented its prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for top brief tale to “The center Has Reasons” by way of O'Neil De Noux. The SHAMUS is given each year to acknowledge amazing fulfillment in deepest eye fiction. De Noux can also 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 circulate to eBooks and print-on-demand books, teaming with different artists within the paintings co-op sizeable Kiss Productions and released SLICK TIME, a lovely caper novel, via collections NEW ORLEANS MYSTERIES, NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL, NEW ORLEANS private, NEW ORLEANS top EVIL and BACKWASH OF THE MILKY method.
In June 2012, De Noux’s novel JOHN RAVEN BEAU was once named 2011 POLICE booklet OF THE 12 months by means of Police-Writers.com, a gaggle that boasts of 1153 country and native cops from 485 nation and native legislations enforcement corporations 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 leads to 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 study 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 recent Orleans, January eight, 1815. So well timed is the booklet, published because the bicentennial of the struggle of 1812 arrives, Mr. De Noux got 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 inner most eye was once released. ENAMORED a singular of obsession and homicide, is determined in 1950 New Orleans. one other crime novel, BOURBON highway, set in 1947, used to be published in 2012, in addition to the young-adult superhero novel MISTIK. In 2012, O’Neil De Noux was once 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 prior LaStanza novels as exchange paperbacks and eBooks.
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