De Noux authors new murder mystery

Monday, November 30, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University police detective O’Neil De Noux has released his latest police novel, “The Long Cold,” a tale involving the New Orleans Mafia scene.
     “The Long Cold” tells the story of a 30-year old murder case of a 14-year-old girl that had been long forgotten except by her cousin, the daughter of the boss of the New Orleans Mafia. She approaches for help one of De Noux’s favorite characters, private detective and former New Orleans Police Department homicide detective Dino LaStanza. LaStanza has tangled with the Mafia before, and it didn’t end well, so he declined the offer to investigate the case.
     When additional facts come to light regarding his family’s connection to the murdered girl, LaStanza takes on the dangerous investigation of the long dormant murder case.
     The book is the latest of an eight-book series featuring detective LaStanza.  A resident of Covington and an investigator with Southeastern’s police department, De Noux has served with the sheriff’s offices in Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes. He has also worked as a private investigator, criminal intelligence analyst and creative writing instructor. He has received several awards, including the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Award, the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s Derringer Award and the 2011 Best Police Book of the Year by
     Cover art for “The Long Cold” was created by De Noux’s daughter, Dana De Noux, a 2014 graduate of Southeastern’s art program. The book is published by Big Kiss Productions and is available through Amazon or via email at

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