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O'Neil De Noux

Five new books published by Southeastern Police Detective

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     HAMMOND – The past summer has been a prolific one for short story writer and novelist O’Neil De Noux, who by day is an investigator with the Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department.
     Five new books by De Noux – including two short story collections, two novels and a how-to book on fiction writing – were published over the last three months. The stories draw on De Noux’s years of experience in law enforcement with the Jefferson Parish and St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s offices and his current work at Southeastern.
     In addition, De Noux – a Vietnam-era Army photographer – shot the pictures and created the covers for four of the works.
     His new work includes “Slick Time,” a fast-paced novel set in New Orleans and the Caribbean which involves kidnapping, extortion and the filming of a sexy movie, as well as a slate of unforgettable characters and a unique Caribbean sea monster; and “Mafia Aphrodite,” a strictly for adults erotic thriller involving a crime family heiress intent on bringing her sexual fantasies to life.
     De Noux added two short story collections to his growing list of published books. “New Orleans Mysteries” is a collection of crime and detective stories set in the Crescent City between 1891 and 2027. “New Orleans Nocturnal” is his series of nine stories featuring one of his favorite characters, New Orleans Police homicide detective John Raven Beaux, the half-Cajun, half-Sioux pursuer of killers through the dark streets, swamps and wastelands of south Louisiana.
     With 12 years of experience teaching fiction writing at Tulane University, the University of New Orleans and McNeese State University, De Noux compiled his step-by-step writing and publishing secrets in “A Short Guide to Writing and Selling Fiction” that includes a chapter of the professional side of selling stories and novels.
     The books can be obtained through De Noux’s web site, He recently received a career advancement grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts to work on a forthcoming historical novel set during the Battle of New Orleans.

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