zaterdag 5 november 2016

New short story available


HOLLOW POINT is a 10,000 word lost story from an out-of-print volume. Set in 1984 New Orleans when Dino LaStanza and Jodie Kintyre are still partners in the Homicide Division, it is a hardboiled police story for only $2.99

The search is on for a heinous criminal. 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.

The exploits of NOPD Detective LaStanza can be found in the short story collection LaSTANZA: NEW ORLEANS POLICE STORIES and in the eight novels in the ongoing LaStanza series: GRIM REAPER, THE BIG KISS, BLUE ORLEANS, CRESCENT CITY KILLS, THE BIG SHOW, NEW ORLEANS HOMICIDE, THE BLUE NUDE and THE LONG COLD.

LINK TO HOLLOW POINT:
https://www.amazon.com/Hollow-LaStanza-Orleans-Police-Stories-ebook/dp/B01MTIZSO2/

donderdag 8 mei 2014

NEW New Orleans novel released

NEW ORLEANS RAPACIOUS
by O'Neil De Noux

Rapacious defined – aggressively greedy, ravenous, plundering, taking by force, subsisting on live prey.

It starts as a wandering daughter case when a pretty widow hires New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye to find her twenty-two year old daughter. The date is April 10, 1947, and Helen Croix walks into Caye’s office with a picture of her missing daughter, Madelyn. She warns Lucien he’ll be tempted when he finds the alluring, strawberry-blond, temptress. Madelyn Croix will most likely seduce him. Helen describes her daughter as rapacious. Lucien has to look up the word to discover it means avaricious, greedy, ravenous – subsisting on live prey.

On Madelyn’s trail, Lucien comes across a love-sick lawyer, a seedy photographer, a suspicious psychiatrist, a jealous husband, the worst private eye in New Orleans, a mischievous black kitten and a bevy of pretty women willing to bed him. Shortly after the love-sick lawyer is murdered, Madelyn Croix comes to Lucien one night with that curvaceous body and Prussian-blue eyes that blink ever so slowly, precisely, like a falcon and he realizes – rapacious, like a raptor, a bird of prey. Madelyn hires Lucien to protect her. Someone is trying to kill her.

Link:

donderdag 16 januari 2014

Police Writer Article

Check it out:
http://somethingisgoingtohappen.net/2014/01/15/the-writer-cop-by-oneil-de-noux/

donderdag 14 november 2013

A Walloping Read

Y'all know I'm a New Orleans writer, so when I praise a book set here, I pretty much know what I'm talking about.

I have high praise for SWAMP WALLOPER (A Fight Card Book) by Jack Tunney, edited by Paul Bishop. Available at amazon.com for only $2.99

Here is the 5 Star Review I wrote for it:

Take a trip back to the 1950s, to Los Angeles and then to creepy Bayou Sauvage the only swamp within the city limits of a major American city - New Orleans. This is a wild ride full of great boxing scenes and some of the most interesting characters I've come across in a while. Patrick Felony Flynn and his wily cop partner Tombstone Jones are city slick hombres pitted against some truly evil villains. Don't want to tip off too much about the plot but there isn't a wasted word here.

Ya'll check it out at
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GBHR9D2/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

maandag 24 juni 2013

SHAMUS Award Finalists

SHAMUS Award Nominations are out. It's very nice to be recognized by one's peers. There is a new category BEST INDIE P.I. NOVEL (published independently) and I am proud to have ENAMORED included.
http://writingpis.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/private-eye-writers-of-america-shamus-award-finalists-2013/

vrijdag 19 april 2013

CITY of SECRETS



Two months AK - After Katrina - the water is gone, along with most of the people. The mud is dried and much of the city is coated in a gray, brown film of silt and dirt. Pockets of the city have electricity and natural gas. The city lies prostrate, almost helpless, as people return to reclaim their lives. Others come to the deserted town, ruthless criminals moving in to stake their turf. Murder returns to New Orleans and the killers collide with a man who hunts murderers with methodical, calculating precision, innate in one who has the blood of the great plains warriors in his veins.

The NEW John Raven Beau novel.

Trade paperback or eBook. GO TO: www.oneildenoux.net or amazon.com or smashwords.com

vrijdag 16 november 2012

No Reviews?

I'll admit it. I don't know how to promote my books.
I used to review books I like on Amazon, but with the new rule that writers cannot reviews other writer's books, well,  I don't bother anymore. No criticism of Amazon. I would never trash another writer's book to make mine look good or get a better star rating. I don't pay attention to ratings. Maybe I should. I'm always surprised when a reader tells me one of my books is one of Amazon's top mysteries, etc.

I've been writing hard for over twenty-five years with twenty-one books published. I work on honing my craft, on writing better books. I write just about all the time (when I'm not working as a police officer). It drives my wife to distraction, but she supports me all the way. I wish I had time to promote, but to me - writing is everything. Write. Write. Write. And write.

As for reviews, I've gotten some very nice ones. A few days ago, a friend alerted me that my story "The Body in Crooked Bayou" got a bad review. I tried to ignore it, but decided I'd see what it's about. It's on Amazon and the review is NOT ABOUT MY STORY. Apparently, a reviewer did not like a story written by someone named 'Raleigh' and put the review under my story instead of Raleigh's story, giving my story a low rating. I sent an email to Amazon. I mean, come on, if my story earns a bad review, OK. But if you're going to trash a story, list it under the correct story.

I'm sitting here laughing because my friend and mentor Harlan Ellison once told me to ignore reviews, don't comment on them. He was right. Again.