Interview with O'Neil De Noux

Describe your desk
Beyond the fat cat is my iMac where I write every day. I've a lamp and external speakers so I can listen to rock and roll while I write. There's also an external hard drive. The notes on the book I'm writing is on my desk and at the moment there is a large volume of CHRONICLE OF THE 20th CENTURY which has news articles from each day of the century, from January 1, 1900 through December 31, 1999. On the wall overlooking my desk are original oil paintings we used on the cover of 7 of my books and a photo of Elmore Leonard I took and he autographed.
When did you first start writing?
In high school I tried writing science fiction. Wrote SF short stories through my college years. Wrote some of the worst SF stories ever written. But Ray Bradbury tells us to write and write. We all have 100,000 bad words in us. Get them out of the way. I did and when I became a homicide detective, I knew what I was supposed to write about.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
New Orleans, a city you cannot leave. Although I live across Lake Pontchartrain from the city, I'm a New Orleans writer. Almost everything I've written is set there. The city is more than streets and lacework balconies, more than its neighborhoods and traditions, it's a feeling. It's an attitude. It's America's eternal city. It cannot be destroyed by war, epidemics, racial strife, even hurricanes.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a private eye novel that's been nominated for this year's (2016) SHAMUS AWARD by the Private Eye Writers of America for BEST PRIVATE EYE ORIGINAL PAPERBACK NOVEL. It's called THE LONG COLD.

Thirty years ago, fourteen year old Lenore San Luna was murdered. Unsolved, her case was long forgotten until her cousin Gina Badalamente, daughter of the boss of the New Orleans Mafia, approaches the one man La Cosa Nostra may tolerate to look into this case – former NOPD homicide detective Dino LaStanza. The most dangerous private eye in the city turns down the case. His beautiful, wealthy wife Lizette is relieved. He’s tangled with the Mafia in the past and it didn’t end well. However, when LaStanza learns of the connection between Lenore and his family, he will take on the dangerous, haunting investigation of this long cold murder case.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Bad editors and even worse publishers who did nothing for me but print the books, open their door and toss them into the street. They kept almost all of the money sold (my royalties were 4% to 8%) and put the books out of print. I control my art now. I write the books, lay them out, design the covers and get a much higher royalty.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords allows me to reach more people, allows me the freedom of controlling my art from start to finish.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing. Putting together a scenario, creating characters and letting them go. I jog along next to them and record what they say and do. The creative process is the greatest joy. I'm a writer.
What are you working on next?
I'm writing this in July, 2016. I've written two novels since January and just finished a short story. I'll begin a new novel in a few days. I never stop writing. I'm writing another private eye novel, this one set in 1951 New Orleans.
Who are your favorite authors?
Paul Bishop, Max Allan Collins, Bernard Cornwell, George Alec Effinger, Harlan Ellison, Ken Follett, Allan Guthrie, Thomas Harris, Greg Iles, Alexander Kent, Elmore Leonard, H.P. Lovecraft, C. L. Moore, James L. Nelson, Jeff Shaara, James Sallis and Kate Wilhelm. I've also developed a particular affinity for mystery writers Frederic Brown, Howard Browne, David Dodge, Loren Estleman, Channing Hayden, Robert S. Levinson, Wade Miller, Marcia Muller, Max Phillips, Bill Pronzini, Dayne Sherman, Kent Westmoreland, Harry Whittington, Charles Willeford, Charles Williams and Dave Zeltserman.
What is your writing process?
From inspiration I write an outline then think about it and play out some of the scenes, writing them down. When the conscious meditation is almost complete, I write the book nonstop. Then I let it sit a week or so and do a second draft. Then it goes to my first reader and she makes corrections and suggestions. I do another draft. Then another and then my editor reads it and make suggestions. I do at least two more drafts until it's finished.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
"The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe. He was my first favorite writer and I've read almost everything he's written. He inspired me to be a writer.
How do you approach cover design?
My friend and mentor Harlan Ellison told me a good cover should have a single strong image, along with an eye catching title and the writer's name. One other thing can be said about the book on the cover, such as it's a 'crime novel' or award winner. That's it. Use bold fonts in all caps most of the time and make sure the writer's name is as big as the title, if possible. I use original art we commission or photographs I've taken (I was a photographer in the US Army).
Published 2016-07-01.
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Books by This Author

Dame Money (Lucien Caye New Orleans Private Eye Series Book 4)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,890. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The cases come quickly to New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye. 1. Catch a cat burglar too slick for the police to catch. 2. Look into the case of a dipso business man accused of murder. 3. Help a teary-eyed woman solve the murder of her uncle. 4. Take a pro-bono case of vandals terrorizing a nearby neighborhood. All this while juggling a home life that includes raising an 8-year old daughter...
Effect on Men
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two stories for the price of one. Both 2017 Derringer Award Finalists. Derringer Awards are given annually by the Short Mystery Fiction Society to recognize excellence in short mystery fiction. Effect on Men and A Just Reward
The Great Beau (John Raven Beau Book 4)
Series: John Raven Beau. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,580. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
The mysterious death of an elderly man draws NOPD Chief Inspector John Raven Beau into a complex case involving priceless art, stolen Nazi loot, a dead deerhound, a haughty countess, a ruthless killer and featuring the irresistible NUDE IN RED woman. Bang. Bang. The shocks keep coming when a priceless cache is found hidden in an uptown attic.
Saint Lolita (LaStanza Series Book 9)
Series: LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,080. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
ASSIGNMENT: Go to a Caribbean Island with a gorgeous, flirtatious blond FBI agent posing as your wife and recover le Cerise — the largest red diamond in the world, stolen by Nazis during World War II. Why LaStanza? Why a private eye? The FBI has failed, so has the Sureté and Interpol. Only LaStanza can identify the suspected thief.
The Marriage Swindler: A Lucien Caye short story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Two women calling themselves ‘wives-in-law’ hire Private Eye Lucien Caye to find their missing husband. They unknowingly married the same man and want him found. It doesn’t take long for Lucien to discover this marriage swindler married seven women in New Orleans and is about to marry number eight. When you mix seven jilted wives with a lothario – you have a recipe for murder with Lucien Caye in t
Death Angels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,630. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
In Nazi occupied France during the autumn of 1943, an alluring young woman, two French resistance fighters and an American agent are brought together by the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Their code names are the names of archangels, including Samael, the angel of death. They call themselves Death Angels.
Mafia Aphrodite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,100. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Lucy Incanto is hot. At twenty-three she is about to inherit a fortune – money, property and the family business – the Incanto Family – La Cosa Nostra, Mafia. The lone offspring of Boss ‘Big Luke’ Incanto, who is dying in a hospital bed, the life of this pampered, porcelain-doll Mafia Princess is about to change.
In a Lady's Eyes: A New Orleans Romance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A lady park ranger at the Battle of New Orleans National Park spots a man in a British army uniform at 2 a.m. He stands next to one of the cannons and she thinks he’s one of those re-enactors who come to re-enact the battle every January 8th. She approaches and fog moves in and he’s no longer there.
The Long Cold (LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels)
Series: LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,380. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Thirty years ago, fourteen year old Lenore San Luna was murdered. Unsolved, her case was long forgotten until her cousin Gina Badalamente, daughter of the boss of the New Orleans Mafia, approaches the one man La Cosa Nostra may tolerate to look into this case – former NOPD homicide detective Dino LaStanza.
K Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Less than a month after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, a bigger bitch of a storm – Hurricane Rita slams into Louisiana just west of the city. Some of the levees are breaking again. Streets are flooding. A young man jumps off a five-story hotel in the French Quarter with a suicide note in his pocket. NOPD Homicide Det. Jodie Kintyre reads the note which instructs her to go to an address
Tracks of Shining White
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Planet Octavion, a bright blue-green orb that lies along the backwash of the Milk Way, is magnificent in its beauty – from the Cobalt Sea to the Cinnamon Hills, from the Spearmint Forest to the Majestic Blue River. Its beauty masks incredible dangers from diverse, indigenous fauna and flora. Even the peaceful Terra Cotta Plateau masks deadly secrets.
The French Detective (Jacques Dugas New Orleans Mysteries)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,570. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
This is New Orleans, 1900. A little Sicilian-American boy is kidnapped. There are no leads and no one wants to talk with the police. NOPD Det. Jacques Dugas assembles detectives, street cops, friendly Italians and a strikingly-pretty woman, part Corsican, part English, who happens to be an expert linguist. Pitted against a crime boss known as il Maiale (the Hog) and a terrifying henchman.
New Orleans Rapacious (Lucien Caye Private Eye Series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,420. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Historical » USA
Rapacious defined – aggressively greedy, ravenous, plundering, taking by force, subsisting on live prey. New Orleans, 1947 It starts as a wandering daughter case when a sexy 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...
For Love’s Sake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
For over a hundred years, New Orleanians have settled affairs of honor at Dueling Oaks in the City Park (formerly the Allard Plantation). In the early years, none dare refuse a challenge. It was the Code Duello. This changed after the city became American.
3 Love Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Three love stories by New Orleans writer O’Neil De Noux Cover art by Martha Landry “Language of the Heart” “Five Days Left” “The Stuff of Dreams”
They Called Her The Gungirl (Lucien Caye short story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
September, 1947. A young brunette with dark brown eyes stands shivering in the rain, a pretty blonde poses in a bikini. There is also a desperate boyfriend and a murdered doctor – all drawing New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye into a case that may end with the first woman in Louisiana to be executed in the electric chair.
LaStanza: New Orleans Police Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,340. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Seventeen short stories chronicle the life of a police officer from his days as a patrolman to a homicide detective back to his childhood when he caught his first killer at age eight.
City of Secrets (John Raven Beau novel)
Series: John Raven Beau. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,060. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Two months after Hurricane Katrina the New Orleans Police Department is as devastated as the city – police stations destroyed, mass desertions of officers, no reliable communications, a fraction of the force struggling to hold it all together. The slow process of rebuilding brings an influx of honest workers along with criminals eager to fill the void left when most of the thugs evacuated the city
Down on the Pontchartrain (A John Raven Beau short story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The worst hour is the last before getting off because anything can happen when you’re a homicide detective. NOPD Det. John Raven Beau, sneaking home just before knocking off the midnight watch, catches a murder case within walking distance of his houseboat. The body of a waitress from one of the restaurants lining Lake Pontchartrain is found strangled beneath an oak tree in a parking lot.
New Orleans Homicide (LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels)
Series: LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,340. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
NEW ORLEANS HOMICIDE – LaStanza Novel #6 Murder is no stranger to New Orleans and the Easter Weekend of 1986 is particularly violent, an elderly man brutally murdered on Good Friday evening, a young woman shot to death on Saturday evening, a middle-aged woman bludgeoned to death on Easter morning.
The Big Show (LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels)
Series: LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,570. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
THE BIG SHOW – LaStanza Novel #5 This is New Orleans – 1985. A burning man stumbles in front of Det. Dino LaStanza’s police car. Doused with gasoline, the victim had been set afire with a flare gun. How did this homeless man manage to get murdered along the manicured lawns of the Garden District? Who was he? And who would commit such a vicious crime?
Crescent City Kills (LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels)
Series: LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,290. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
CRESCENT CITY KILLS – LaStanza Novel #4 This is New Orleans 1983. NOPD Homicide Detective LaStanza and his new partner, the long-cool-blond Jodie Kintyre, are called to the west bank of New Orleans where the bodies of two young women, hands bound behind their backs, bullet holes in the back of their heads, lay on the narrow strip of unkempt land between the levee and the river’s edge.
Blue Orleans (LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels)
Series: LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,040. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
BLUE ORLEANS – LaStanza Novel #3 This is New Orleans – 1982 The case is not only a ‘whodunit’ but also a ‘whoisit’ - the case of a body dumped in a ditch along an isolated stretch of a deserted highway. The victim is shot in the back of the head, execution-style.
The Big Kiss (LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels)
Series: LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,760. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
THE BIG KISS – LaStanza Novel #2 This is New Orleans – 1982. In Homicide, you’re only as good as your last case. Fresh from solving the Slasher Murders, NOPD Homicide Det. LaStanza must investigate a ‘floater’ pulled from the Mississippi River.
Grim Reaper (LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels)
Series: LaStanza New Orleans Police Novels, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,930. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
GRIM REAPER LaStanza Novel #1 This is New Orleans - 1981. Police Detective Dino LaStanza’s first week in Homicide and he must handle the horrific murder of Marie Sumner, slashed to death on a quiet French Quarter street. LaStanza and his partner Mark Land work long, frustrating hours with no results.
Mistik
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,130. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Being Different Is Lonely … Until You Find Another Like You A troubled, seventeen year old boy finally admits to himself he is different from other boys. Marc LeRoux is the finest athlete in his high school, but his abilities go far beyond what he’s demonstrated on the gymnastics team.
Bourbon Street
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,800. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Historical » USA
Desiree Blanc wants to be a gun-moll. Born into poverty in rural northern Mississippi, Dorothy Jellnick grew into an ash-blonde beauty. Everyone told her to go to Hollywood, show the movie people a real southern belle. She made it as far as Bourbon Street, New Orleans, where she became Desiree Blanc, a white hot stripper at Hotsy Jazz Club.
A Few Pieces
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Homicide Detective Harry Roberts had seen a lot of bodies but nothing like the dismembered woman lying just outside a cemetery in the middle of the night.
Lonesome Little Blue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A Christmas Love Story for Adults. Sam hasn’t seen Tyler in nineteen years but when she steps into the Klamath Hotel in the little town of Grayville, Kansas, nestled between the Big Blue and Little Blue Rivers, her blue eyes are just as lovely, just as warm
Murder Intermezzo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A haunting romance, an obsession with a beautiful woman, a thundering heart that feels as if it will burst is played out against the backdrop of Tchaikovsky and Bizet.
Bluegums (Lucien Caye Private Eye Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(2.00 from 1 review)
Sounds like an easy gig for New Orleans private eye Lucien Caye. Escort a pretty lady to the bayous to confirm her father had died accidentally. Gator got him.
The Naked Lady of Whispering Gulch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Whispering Gulch wasn’t much of a town. Didn’t even have a boot hill like Tombstone. On a dusty day, near the end of the 19th Century, a Pinkerton man arrives in Whispering Gulch on a wandering daughter case.
Battle Kiss
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 321,240. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
An historically accurate epic novel, BATTLE KISS chronicles the tumultuous events surrounding The Battle of New Orleans as the daughters of two Creole families realize their growing affection for several young men caught in the battle, young men vying for their love yet willing to sacrifice their lives for their new country.
Hauntings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
FOR HALLOWEEN we offer two ghost stories for the price of one.
She Tried To Sit On My Lap While I Was Standing Up
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Could the case of body-guarding the wild daughter of a wealthy invalid be connected to five brutal murders in uptown New Orleans?
New Orleans Prime Evil
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
The prime evil faced by police officers in a city described in a local newspaper in the Nineteenth Century as Hell on Earth – is murder. From the autumn of 1887 through the summer of 1891, New Orleans Police Detective Jacques Dugas investigates the most intricate cases of mayhem and murder –
She Gleeked Me (A Lucien Caye Private Eye Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The Date: September, 1947 The Location: Outdoor café in the seedy lower French Quarter of New Orleans. The Players: Private Eye Lucien Caye and a fine-looking redhead in a tight, black skirt and a red blouse. Each are seated at a different table.
Death on Denial
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mr. Happer is pushing seventy, a skeleton-of-a-man with razor-sharp cheek bones, sunken cheeks and withered arms that gives him cadaverous appearance. Happer has the annoying habit of watching Agatha Christie’s DEATH ON THE NILE over and over again as he sits behind his desk.
21 Steps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The hardest part of committing a murder is getting away with it, especially when the case is assigned to a detective who is a relentless pursuer, a half-Cajun, half-Sioux investigator at the top of his game. The body of an elderly woman is discovered stuffed into her closet in her uptown mansion. Initial investigating officers find no leads, no suspects.
The Flying Lady Diner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story by Debra Gray De Noux and O'Neil De Noux. Set in 1948 – New Orleans private eye Joe Torres, on a wandering son case, pulls out of a rainstorm along US 90 and runs into a silver diner that looks like an oversized Airstream camper with a red and blue neon sign reading: Flying Lady Diner.
New Orleans Irresistible
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,700. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Roam the steamy streets of America’s erotic capital where you’ll meet a hot temptress who just might be an hallucination, bored housewives getting nude massages in public, a private eye ogling some kissable cleavage, a deliciously dangerous trek on the wild side of town, a pair of erotic vampires, a conveniently windblown skirt and the legendary Gold Bug of Jean Lafitte.
John Raven Beau
Series: John Raven Beau. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,070. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Before Katrina – New Orleans is the murder capital of America and her troubled streets give rise to a cop who hunts killers with methodical, calculating precision, innate in a man half-Cajun and half-Sioux. While others lose their heads in the maddening hunt for a cop-killer, John Raven Beau focuses his instincts in the relentless pursuit of a murderer.
Slick Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,590. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
… a sexy caper novel with a kidnapping, an extortion, the filming of an erotic movie, bungling FBI agents, a savvy NOPD detective, a private-eye known as the most dangerous man in New Orleans, as well as the Lusca – a sea monster inhabiting the Atlantis Blue Hole outside Kemps Bay, The Bahamas.
New Orleans Nocturnal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,420. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL is a series of nine short stories featuring New Orleans Police Homicide Detective John Raven Beau. Half-Cajun and Half-Sioux, Beau is a relentless pursuer, a man who will track a killer across miles of dark streets, through swamps, wastelands, over rivers and bayous. He will never give up.
New Orleans Confidential
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
NEW ORLEANS CONFIDENTIAL is a series of 11 short stories. Come prowl the lonely, sometimes violent streets of American’s most exotic city, the city that care forgot, New Orleans in the 1940s, with a lone-wolf private eye named Lucien Caye.
New Orleans Mysteries
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,930. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A collection of mystery stories set in New Orleans - 1940s Private-eye Lucien Caye, 1890s NOPD Detective Jacques Dugas as well as NOPD Homicide Detectives John Raven Beau and Dino LaStanza (he’s back!). There are also a couple ghost stories, a maniac story, the gold bug of Jean Lafitte, a man with moon hands and a future-cop story with a guy named Max.
A Short Guide to Writing and Selling Fiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How to write – a novel, a short story, great opening lines, characters, conflict, plot, titles, theme, point of view, person, setting, dialogue, show – don’t tell, structural devices, outlines, critiquing, and the professionals of selling stories and novels.
Tenderless Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A woman is murdered in her home shortly after her husband takes out a large insurance policy. Her husband is an assistant district attorney and the cops quickly catch the killer (a hobo); but the insurance company is suspicious and hires New Orleans Private-Eye Lucien Caye to look into the matter.
Sniffing out a Killer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The murder scene was inside Turenne’s Antique Jewelers, a narrow, stucco building on Royal Street in the old French Quarter. Det. John Raven Beau is sent to canvass the neighborhood and is shadowed by tourists and a black dog eager to help.
The Raven and the Wolf
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
He calls himself ‘The Wolf’ and he is cunning and ruthless and has gotten away with murder until he finds himself doggedly pursued by a most accomplished homicide detective – a man half-Cajun and half-Sioux, a predatory hunter of murderers, a man named John Raven Beau. Which one of these killers will kill again?
Nude in Magenta
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story by Debra Gray De Noux and O'Neil De Noux. James and Helen have had many adventures, but few as exciting or as sexy as their pursuit of the lost masterpiece of Edgar Degas, his magnificent Nude in Magenta. Set in sultry New Orleans (where else?) two operatives must use guile, sex appeal, deception and a touch of exhibitionism to locate art lost to the world for over a century
General Order No. 28
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Official Proclamation, United States Army: General Order No. 28. Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, May 15, 1862:
Fais do do
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Something eerie is happening in the swamps of south Louisiana and journalist Jay Gatsby Jones, accompanied by photographer Jillian Jones (no relation), are sent from New Orleans to the bayous where they uncover an incredible secret. Cover Art by Dana De Noux
Ankle Biters of Old Arizona; or, Attack of the Wild Chihuahuas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Trail guide Willie Beedle is on a fool’s errand, taking a tenderfoot writer to the Dragoon Mountains in search of the elusive and vicious wild chihuahuas of old Arizona. Cover art by Dana De Noux.
Cruelty the Human Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This story asks the question - How cruel are we? A law enforcement officer in a small Louisiana village learns a painful, illuminating lesson in human nature. Cover art by Vincent De Noux.