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UPD's De Noux wins Derringer Award for 'best novelete'

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University Police Investigator O’Neil De Noux has won a 2009 Derringer Award for “Best Novelette” for his story, “Too Wise.”

     The award was one of four presented May 1 by the Short Mystery Fiction Society to recognize excellence in the mystery short story form.

     De Noux’s story “The Bonnie and Clyde Caper,” which appeared in “Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine” in August 2008, was also nominated for a Derringer award in the Best Long Story category.

     In 2007, De Noux’s “The Heart Has Reasons” won the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Award for Best Short Story. Both “Too Wise” and “The Heart Has Reasons” are Lucien Caye private eye stories set in 1940s New Orleans. New Orleans Confidential, a collection of Lucien Caye stories, was published by PointBlank Press in 2006.

     A professional writer since 1988, De Noux joined Southeastern’s University Police Department in 2006.

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