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- DescriptionCome prowl the lonely, sometimes violent streets of American's most exotic city, the city that care forgot, New Orleans, with a lone-wolf private-eye named Lucien Caye. Unlike most Forties P.I.s, Caye rarely drinks, doesn't smoke or wear a hat (it messes up his hair). He's six feet tall with wavy, dark brown hair and standard-issue Mediterranean-brown eyes, a sly smile and a clever mind that often gets him into trouble. Caye lives and works in the run-down New Orleans French Quarter of the late 1940s. He has a weakness for women, children and fellow World War II veterans, down on their luck. He kws how to make a decent living but often finds himself working pro-bo - in one case working to find a little girl's missing cat, in ather searching for a boy's runaway father and in yet ather, canvassing the Quarter for the child who wrote a te to Santa Claus, asking Santa to take him to live with the angels so his mother and father didn't have to buy food for him anymore. They don't have any money. Murder is often the name of the game and Caye sometimes leaves town in pursuit of the truth, usually aiding a pretty woman in need of help, in more ways than one. Unfortunately, the truth is often ugly, often dangerous and usually resides on the loneliest part of town. This Second Edition includes two award winning stories. The Heart Has Reasons won the Private Eye Writers of America's prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for BEST SHORT STORY. The SHAMUS is given annually to recognize outstanding achievement in private eye fiction. The Short Mystery Fiction Society awarded the DERRINGER AWARD for BEST NOVELETTE to ather Lucien Caye story, Too Wise. The DERRINGER is given annually to recognize excellence in the mystery short form. Hope you enjoy this stroll along the wild side of New Orleans.
- Author BiographyO'Neil De Noux writes realistic crime fiction featuring the accurate dialogue of the street and strong settings, primarily New Orleans. He also writes scintillating erotica and science fiction adventure stories. His publishing credits include seven novels, six short story collections and over two hundred short stories published in multiple genres. His published novels include GRIM REAPER, THE BIG KISS, BLUE ORLEANS, CRESCENT CITY KILLS, THE BIG SHOW, MAFIA APHRODITE and SLICK TIME. His short story collections include NEW ORLEANS MYSTERIES, HOLLOW POINT/THE MYSTERY OF ROCHELLE MARAIS, NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL and LASTANZA: NEW ORLEANS POLICE STORIES, which received an A rating from ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY MAGAZINE. De Noux adapted one of the LASTANZA stories Waiting for Alaina into a screenplay, which was filmed in New Orleans and broadcast on local TV in 2001. THE BIG KISS was translated into Swedish and published in Sweden in 2006, under the title TVA HAL I HUVDET (TWO HOLES IN THE HEAD). A Lucien Caye story, The Heart Has Reasons (which appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine's September 2006 Issue), won the Private Eye Writers of America's prestigious 2007 Shamus Award for Best Short Story. The Shamus is given annually to recognize outstanding achievement in private eye fiction. In 2009, the Short Mystery Fiction Society awarded the Derringer Award for Best Novelette to another Lucien Caye story, Too Wise by O'Neil De Noux (which appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine's November 2008 Issue). The Derringer Award is given annually to recognize excellence in the mystery short form. In May 2006, NEW ORLEANS IRRESISTIBLE, a collection of erotic detective stories by O'Neil De Noux, was published by EAA Signature Series Books. AMERICAN CASANOVA - The New Adventures of the Legendary Lover, A Collaboration of 15 Writers Directed by Maxim Jakubowski was also published in 2006 (Avalon Publishing, New York). O'Neil De Noux's short stories have been published in the U.S., Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden and Ukraine. From 1993 to 2005, De Noux taught creative writing and mystery writing at Tulane University, University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College. After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, De Noux taught creative writing at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA. He based his non-fiction 'how to' book A SHORT GUIDE TO WRITING AND SELLING FICTION from his lesson plans. He is the founding editor of two fiction magazines, MYSTERY STREET and NEW ORLEANS STORIES. O'Neil De Noux has worked as a homicide detective and organized crime investigator. He has also been a private investigator, U.S. Army combat photographer, criminal intelligence analyst, newspaper writer, magazine editor, computer graphics designer. As a police officer, De Noux received seven commendations for solving difficult murder cases. In 1981, he was named 'Homicide Detective Of The Year' for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. In 1989, he was proclaimed an 'Expert Witness' on the homicide crime scene in Criminal District Court, New Orleans, LA. Mr. De Noux is a graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, LA, Alabama's Troy University, and The Southern Police Institute of the University of Louisville, KY (Homicide Investigation). After his home was seriously damaged by Hurricane Katrina, O'Neil De Noux re-settled on the northshore of Lake Pontchartrain in 2006 and returned to law enforcement. He is currently a Police Investigator with the Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department in Hammond, LA. In 2008, De Noux was awarded the department's highest decoration, the Chief's Award of Excellence for outstanding service. In September 2009, O'Neil De Noux received an Artist Services Career Advancement Award for 2009-2010 from the Louisiana Division of the Arts for work on his forthcoming historical novel set during The Battle of New Orlea
- Author(s)O'Neil De Noux
- Date of Publication16/10/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight304 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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