Southeastern detective's book honored as Police Book of the Year

Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: May 30, 2012


      HAMMOND – "John Raven Beau," a novel by Southeastern Louisiana University police investigator O'Neil De Noux, has been named the 2011 Police Book of the Year by

     A group of more than 1,100 current and former police officers who also write professionally and have published more than 2,300 books, is published by American Heroes Press, which also handles and The selection process considered all fiction and non-fiction books authored by police officers in the past year.

     "John Raven Beau," which is also the name of De Noux's main character in the novel, is set in pre-Katrina New Orleans. A member of the New Orleans Police Homicide Division, Beau is a half-Cajun, half-Sioux cop who hunts killers with methodical and calculating precision. The story begins in the French Quarter and ends in a swamp, all within the city limits of the Crescent City. The book is published by Big Kiss Productions of New Orleans.

     A resident of Covington, De Noux has written nine other novels and eight short story collections. Prior to joining the Southeastern Police Department, he was a homicide detective and criminal intelligence analyst.

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