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  • Bibliography:
    62 Books - 3 Series
  • First Book:
    May 1990
  • Latest Book:
    September 2022
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Full Series List in Order

John Raven Beau

1 - John Raven Beau (Mar-2011)
2 - City of Secrets (Apr-2013)
New Orleans Nocturnal (Aug-2010)

LaStanza

1 - Grim Reaper ()
2 - The Big Kiss (May-1990)
3 - Blue Orleans (Jan-1991)
4 - Crescent City Kills (May-1992)
5 - The Big Show (Mar-1998)
6 - New Orleans Homicide (Jan-2013)

New Orleans Police Stories

1 - Blue Orleans (Jan-1991)
2 - Crescent City Kills (May-1992)
5 - The Big Show (Mar-1998)
Grim Reaper ()
Lastanza (Nov-1999)
New Orleans Confidential (Mar-2006)

Book List in Order: 62 titles


  • THE BIG KISS - LaStanza Novel #2 This is New Orleans - 1982. In Homicide, you're only as good as your last case. Fresh from solving the Slasher Murders, NOPD Homicide Det. LaStanza must investigate a 'floater' pulled from the Mississippi River. The b...



  • BLUE ORLEANS " LaStanza Novel #3 This is New Orleans " 1982 The case is not only a ‘whodunit’ but also a ‘whoisit’ - the case of a body dumped in a ditch along an isolated stretch of a deserted highway. The victim is shot in the back of t...



  • CRESCENT CITY KILLS - LaStanza Novel #4This is New Orleans 1983.NOPD Homicide Detective LaStanza and his new partner, the long-cool-blond Jodie Kintyre, are called to the west bank of New Orleans where the bodies of two young women, hands bound behin...



  • The fifth in the series of DeNoux's acclaimed Dino LaStanza murder mystery series, "The Big Show" follows LaStanza -- a top New Orleans homicide detective -- in his latest case, involving a man horribly burned, a white supremicist leader who may have...



  • This collection of 17 stories mark the genesis and early development of Dino LaStanza, the hard-bitten, wise-cracking New Orleans police detective in O'Neil DeNoux's critically-acclaimed murder mystery/police story series. Besides LaStanza: New Orlea...



  • Come prowl the lonely, sometimes violent streets of America's most exotic city, the city that care forgot, New Orleans, with a lone-wolf private eye named Lucien Caye. Caye lives and works in the run-down New Orleans French Quarter of the late 1940s....




  • This NEW collection of mystery stories set in New Orleans features O'Neil De Noux's recurring characters - 1940s Private-eye Lucien Caye, 1890s NOPD Detective Jacques Dugas as well as NOPD Homicide Detectives John Raven Beau and Dino LaStanza (he's b...



  • When twenty-four year old twins Laurie and Joseph Ercolani inherit a bundle upon the death of their estranged father, they learn their sailing-enthusiast father also left each an identical sailing yacht. The twins have different ideas about what to d...






  • NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL is a series of nine short stories featuring New Orleans Police Homicide Detective John Raven Beau. Half-Cajun and Half-Sioux, Beau is a relentless pursuer, a man who will track a killer across miles of dark streets, through swam...



  • Before Katrina, New Orleans is the murder capital of America and her troubled streets give rise to a cop who hunts killers with methodical, calculating precision " innate in a man half-Cajun and half-Sioux, a man called John Raven Beau. JOHN RAVEN ...



  • A Short Story - In this tail of the old west, trail guide Willie Beedle is on a fool’s errand, taking a tenderfoot writer to the Dragoon Mountains in search of the elusive and vicious wild chihuahuas of old Arizona.A wonderful audio version of this...




  • A Short Story. Something eerie is happening in the swamps of south Louisiana and journalist Jay Gatsby Jones, accompanied by photographer Jillian Jones (no relation), are sent from New Orleans to the bayous where they uncover an incredible secret....



  • An historical-mystery short story set in New Orleans during the US Army's occupation of the city during the Civil War.Official Proclamation, United States Army:General Order No. 28. Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, May 15, 1862: As ...




  • A short story that appeared in the critically-acclaimed collection INDIAN COUNTRY NOIR (Akashic Books, 2010).A little about the story " He calls himself ‘The Wolf’ and he is cunning and ruthless and has gotten away with murder until he finds hi...



  • The murder scene was inside Turenne’s Antique Jewelers, a narrow, stucco building on Royal Street in the old French Quarter. Det. John Raven Beau is sent to canvass the neighborhood and is shadowed by tourists and a black dog eager to help....



  • An original, never before published short story set in 1948. A woman is murdered in her home shortly after her husband takes out a large insurance policy. Her husband is an assistant district attorney and the cops quickly catch the killer (a hobo);...







  • The hardest part of committing a murder is getting away with it, especially when the case is assigned to a detective who is a relentless pursuer, a half-Cajun, half-Sioux investigator at the top of his game. The body of an elderly woman is discovered...



  • Mr. Happer is pushing seventy, a skeleton-of-a-man with razor-sharp cheek bones, sunken cheeks and withered arms that gives him cadaverous appearance. Happer has the annoying habit of watching Agatha Christie’s DEATH ON THE NILE over and over again...



  • The Date: September, 1947The Location: Outdoor café in the seedy lower French Quarter of New OrleansThe Players: Private Eye Lucien Caye and a fine-looking redhead in a tight, black skirt and a red blouse. Each are seated at a different table.The wo...



  • primeval original, primitive, ancient or resembling the earliest ages in the history of the world, of feelings or actions based on primitive instinct as in raw and elementary primeval forest earliest, first, prehistoric, pristine primeval fear innate...



  • FOR HALLOWEEN we offer two ghost stories for the price of one.“The Shadow of White Death” " City Park Police in New Orleans do not have a dangerous beat, except for the occasional apparition, nebulous images of people who met untimely deaths in...




  • In anticipation of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the bicentennial of The Battle of New Orleans in 2015, New Orleans writer O’Neil De Noux spent two years researching and writing an epic historical novel set during that titanic strugg...



  • September, 1948. It sounds like an easy gig for New Orleans private eye Lucien Caye. Escort a pretty lady to the bayous to confirm her father had died accidentally. Gator got him. Ann Kinzer does not believe it was an accident and brings Lucien to se...



  • Whispering Gulch wasn’t much of a town. Didn’t even have a boot hill like Tombstone. On a dusty day, near the end of the 19th Century, a Pinkerton man arrives in Whispering Gulch on a wandering daughter case. Hired by the wealthy father who’d r...






  • Sam hasn’t seen Tyler in nineteen years but when she steps into the Klamath Hotel in the little town of Grayville, Kansas, nestled between the Big Blue and Little Blue Rivers, her blue eyes are just as lovely, just as warm. Theirs is an unfulfilled...



  • A haunting romance, an obsession with a beautiful woman, a thundering heart that feels as if it will burst is played out against the backdrop of Tchaikovsky and Bizet. Is that a derringer in her hand? Intermezzo " a short movement separating the ma...



  • Enamored A New Orleans Crime Novel She crossed Canal Street from the neutral ground, walked right past me and I watched her come and go, both views unforgettable. I’m not kidding. A woman can do that on occasion, sear an indelible image in a man’...



  • A Horrifying Mystery.Homicide Detective Harry Roberts had seen a lot of bodies but nothing like the dismembered woman lying just outside a cemetery in the middle of the night. His partner, Det. Lydia Brown, proves to be a determined, focused hunter a...



  • Eleven Science Fiction adventure stories, throwbacks to the pulp days of off-world exploration and colonization on a dazzling, mysterious, dangerous planet. Four never-before published stories are included with stories that appeared in top publicatio...



  • Desiree Blanc wants to be a gun-moll. Born into poverty in rural northern Mississippi, Dorothy Jellnick grew into an ash-blonde beauty. Everyone told her to go to Hollywood, show the movie people a real southern belle. She made it as far as Bourbon S...



  • Being Different Is Lonely … Until You Find Another Like You A troubled, seventeen year old boy finally admits to himself he is different from other boys. Marc LeRoux is the finest athlete in his high school, but his abilities go far beyond what he...



  • NEW ORLEANS HOMICIDE " LaStanza Novel #6 Murder is no stranger to New Orleans and the Easter Weekend of 1986 is particularly violent, an elderly man brutally murdered on Good Friday evening, a young woman shot to death on Saturday evening, a middle...



  • Two months after Hurricane Katrina the New Orleans Police Department is as devastated as the city " police stations destroyed, mass desertions of officers, no reliable communications, a fraction of the force struggling to hold it all together. The ...



  • In 1803, a young man joins the crew of what will become the most famous frigate of the early US Navy " USS Constitution. From the sands of North Africa during the first Barbary War, across the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean, we follow the explo...






  • THE BLUE NUDE " LaStanza Novel #7 Away from the horrors of homicide work and married to a gorgeous, wealthy woman, New Orleans Private Eye Dino LaStanza can pick and choose his cases. What starts as a simple missing person case, as photographer Ian...



  • September, 1947. A young brunette with dark brown eyes stands shivering in the rain, a pretty blonde poses in a bikini. There is also a desperate boyfriend and a murdered doctor " all drawing New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye into a case that may...



  • Three love stories by New Orleans writer O’Neil De NouxCover art by Martha Landry“Language of the Heart”How would you feel, if you knock on the door of the house of the girl you should have married twenty-five years ago and she answers the door...



  • Rapacious defined " aggressively greedy, ravenous, plundering, taking by force, subsisting on live prey. New Orleans, 1947 It starts as a wandering daughter case when a sexy widow hires New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye to find her twenty-two yea...



  • In 1900, the crumbling French Quarter is an enclave of immigrants, primarily Sicilian. Early one July evening, four year old Luigi Bova is lured from in front of his house by the promise of ice-cream by a man who tosses Luigi into the back of a passi...



  • NUDE IN RED Saturday " off-duty NOPD Homicide Detective John Raven Beau spots a long, tall brunette in a short black dress crossing a street just as a bank robber rushes out of a bank. Beau catches the robber and Miss Long-legs-in-a-black dress is ...



  • Planet Octavion, a bright blue-green orb that lies along the backwash of the Milk Way, is magnificent in its beauty " from the Cobalt Sea to the Cinnamon Hills, from the Spearmint Forest to the Majestic Blue River. Its beauty masks incredible dange...



  • THE LONG COLD " LaStanza Novel #8 If you’re looking for “New Orleans” and “Private Eye” and “Mafia” and “Murder” and “Police” this is a book for you. Thirty years ago, fourteen year old Lenore San Luna was murdered. Unsolved, ...



  • A lady park ranger at the Battle of New Orleans National Park spots a man in a British army uniform at 2 a.m. He stands next to one of the cannons and she thinks he’s one of those re-enactors who come to re-enact the battle every January 8th. She a...



  • A short story.Set in 1948 " New Orleans private eye Joe Torres, on a wandering son case, pulls out of a rainstorm along US 90 and runs into a silver diner that looks like an oversized Airstream camper with a red and blue neon sign reading: Flying L...






  • In Nazi occupied France during the autumn of 1943, an alluring young woman, two French resistance fighters and an American agent are brought together by the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Their code names are the names of archangels, includin...



  • On a lazy spring evening in 1951, two cases arrive at Private Eye Lucien Caye’s office in the New Orleans Lower French Quarter. The first is a murder case already solved by the New Orleans Police Department. The client believes NOPD arrested the wr...



  • An American with special talents is sent to the Portuguese colony of Macao to discover why Japanese agents are frantically searching for a mysterious gem called the BLAER. Murder quickly follow as the American stumbles on a vivacious brunette who nee...



  • THE SETUP: Private-Eye Dino LaStanza meets with his friend FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Office where he is asked to assist in the recovery of the largest red diamond every discovered, stolen by the Nazis and currentl...



  • The mysterious death of an elderly man draws NOPD Chief Inspector John Raven Beau into a complex case involving priceless art, stolen Nazi loot, a dead deerhound, a haughty countess, a ruthless killer and featuring the irresistible NUDE IN RED woman....




  • "Effect on Men"2017 DERRINGER Finalist for the “Best Long Story”Monday, April 7, 1947, and a long cool blonde walks into New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye’s office. Patricia Ruxton is a Lana Turner lookalike. Her angry, rich husband is with h...



  • DAME MONEY The cases come quickly to New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye. 1. Catch a cat burglar too slick for the police to catch. 2. Look into the case of a dipso business man accused of murder. 3. Help a teary-eyed woman solve the murder of her un...



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  • The wife of an old army buddy hires New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye. She knows her husband has the occasional girlfriend, but he might be doing something dangerous at work, something that might land him in jail or worse. Lucien confirms there's a...



  • A collection of 12 crime fiction stories featuring New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye.Come prowl the lonely, sometimes violent streets of America's most exotic city, the city that care forgot with lone wolf private eye Lucien Caye.Unlike most 1940s ...



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    GRIM REAPER " LaStanza Novel #1 This is New Orleans - 1981. Police Detective Dino LaStanza’s first week in Homicide and he must handle the horrific murder of Marie Sumner, slashed to death on a quiet French Quarter street. LaStanza and his partne...


Award-Winning Books by O'Neil De Noux

Sac-A-Lait Man
2020 Shamus Award -- P.I. Short Story


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

O'Neil De Noux has published 62 books.

O'Neil De Noux does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, New Orleans Hardboiled, was published in September 2022.

The first book by O'Neil De Noux, The Big Kiss, was published in May 1990.

Yes. O'Neil De Noux has 3 series.