By O'Neil De Noux
BLUE ORLEANS – LaStanza Novel #3
This is New Orleans – 1982
The case isn't just a ‘whodunit’ but additionally 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 previous daughter who's reluctant to speak first and foremost, 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 preserve the daughter alive.
The ‘Electric Daughter’ is an beautiful, attractive, stressed hellion, a drug person operating wild within the streets. Her Electra complicated together with her father makes her wish LaStanza to take her father’s position, while all he desires to do is placed 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 though a lot of De Noux’s fiction falls less than the secret style (character-drive crime fiction primarily), he has released tales in lots of disciplines together with mainstream fiction, youngsters 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 USA provided its prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for most sensible brief tale to “The center Has Reasons” through O'Neil De Noux. The SHAMUS is given every year to acknowledge remarkable success in deepest eye fiction. De Noux can also be the 2009 DERRINGER AWARD winner for most sensible 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 flow to eBooks and print-on-demand books, teaming with different artists within the paintings co-op substantial Kiss Productions and released SLICK TIME, a gorgeous caper novel, through collections NEW ORLEANS MYSTERIES, NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL, NEW ORLEANS exclusive, NEW ORLEANS major EVIL and BACKWASH OF THE MILKY manner.
In June 2012, De Noux’s novel JOHN RAVEN BEAU used to be named 2011 POLICE e-book OF THE yr by means of Police-Writers.com, a gaggle that boasts of 1153 country and native cops from 485 country and native legislation enforcement firms who've written 2504 police books. A hyper-realistic crime tale, JOHN RAVEN BEAU offers an intimate inspect the beleaguered NOPD murder department, a narrative that starts within the French region and leads to a swamp, all in the urban limits of America’s everlasting urban, a urban that can't be destroyed – New Orleans.
Earlier in 2012, after six months of extensive learn and eighteen months of continuous writing, O’Neil De Noux released conflict KISS, a 320,000 notice epic of affection and conflict 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 warfare of 1812 arrives, Mr. De Noux bought 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 deepest eye was once released. ENAMORED a unique of obsession and homicide, is decided in 1950 New Orleans. one other crime novel, BOURBON highway, set in 1947, used to be published in 2012, besides 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 book of De Noux’s crime fiction tour-de-force NEW ORLEANS murder, besides the re-issue of all of the earlier LaStanza novels as exchange paperbacks and eBooks. extra LaStanza novels are forthcoming.
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7 It was finally beginning to sink in that maybe, just maybe, many whites could not allow themselves to see blacks as equal human beings. It occurred to me that this was an idea I had always resisted. I wondered what it would mean if I accepted this notion. ” But, I was beginning to see that if this had not happened there would have been something else. Among most white journalists I spoke to, the suspects’ guilt was not in doubt. Many black journalists, however, questioned the story coming out of the police.
Periodic communiqués from the radio led Richards to pull out of one parking spot and zip around a few corners and park again. Then he would do it again, and again. Finally, Richards found his quarry. It was not a person or persons; it was a picture. Richards screeched to a stop shortly after the car in front of us halted. The whole thing unfolded like a slow-motion scene in a movie. The unmarked police car up ahead had suddenly turned diagonally in the street and jumped the curb to block the passage of a young black male—maybe only in his late teens—walking down the sidewalk.
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