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O'Neil De Noux
Born in New Orleans, O'Neil De Noux is a prolific American writer of novels and short stories. Much of De Noux's writing is character-driven crime fiction, although he has written in many disciplines including historical fiction, children's fiction, mainstream fiction, science-fiction, suspense, fantasy, horror, western, literary, religious, romance, humor and erotica.
At the World Mystery Convention in 2007, The Private Eye Writers of America awarded its prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for Best Short Story to "The Heart Has Reasons" by O'Neil De Noux (the cover story of the September 2006 Issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine). The Shamus Award is given annually recognize outstanding achievement in private eye fiction. "The Heart Has Reasons" features De Noux's private eye Lucien Caye. De Noux is also the 2009 DERRINGER AWARD winner for Best Novelette (stories between 8,001 and 17,500 words) for "Too Wise" - another Lucien Caye private eye mystery. The Derringer Awards are given annually by the Short Mystery Fiction Society to recognize excellence in the short mystery fiction form. Another De Noux story, "The Bonnie and Clyde Caper" featuring New Orleans Police Homicide Detective John Raven Beau was runner up in the Derringer Award Best Long Story category.
Recognizing the future of publishing, De Noux made a move to eBooks and print-on-demand books in 2010, teaming with other artists in the art co-op Big Kiss Productions. Slick Time, a sexy caper novel, was published by Big Kiss Productions via amazon.com (CreateSpace print-on-demand and KINDLE). New Orleans Nocturnal is a collection of nine crime stories featuring John Raven Beau. Big Kiss Productions released the second edition of New Orleans Confidential, adding the two award-winning private-eye stories, "The Heart Has Reasons" and "Too Wise." Additionally, De Noux began selling previously published and unpublished short stories on Amazon KINDLE directly to the public as eBooks via his web site - http://www.oneildenoux.net
In 2010, De Noux's long-awaited erotic-thriller, Mafia Aphrodite, was published by British publisher Xcite Books.
In March 2011, the novel John Raven Beau was published by Big Kiss Productions, which was named 2011 POLICE BOOK OF THE YEAR by Police-Writers.com, a group that boasts of 1153 state and local law enforcement officials from 485 state and local law enforcement agencies who have written 2504 police books. A hyper-realistic crime story, John Raven Beau provides an intimate look into the beleaguered NOPD Homicide Division, a story that begins in the French Quarter and ends in a swamp, all within the city limits of America's eternal city, a city that cannot be destroyed - New Orleans. Also in 2011, the short story collection New Orleans Prime Evil (ten historical mysteries) was published.
In January 2012, after six months of intensive research and eighteen months of non-stop writing, O'Neil De Noux published Battle Kiss, a 320,000 word epic of love and war set against the panorama of the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. So timely is the book, released as the bicentennial of the War of 1812 arrives, Mr. De Noux received an Artist Services Career Advancement Award from the Louisiana Division of the Arts for his work on Battle Kiss. Also in 2012, Mr. De Noux's first private eye was published. Enamored, a novel of obsession and murder, is set in 1950 New Orleans.
In 2012, O'Neil De Noux was elected Vice-President of the Private Eye Writers of America.
Grim Reaper (Zebra Books, 1988)
The Big Kiss (Zebra Books, 1990)
Blue Orleans (Zebra Books, 1991)
Crescent City Kills (Zebra Books, 1992)
The Big Show (Pontalba Press, 1998)
Mafia Aphrodite (Xcite Books, 2010)
Slick Time (Big Kiss Productions, 2010)
John Raven Beau (Big Kiss Productions, 2011)
Battle Kiss (Big Kiss Productions, 2012)
Bourbon Street (Big Kiss Productions, 2012)
Mistik (Big Kiss Productions, 2012)
Enamored (Big Kiss Productions, 2012)
USS Relentless (Big Kiss Productions, 2013)
City of Secrets (Big Kiss Productions, 2013)
New Orleans Homicide (Big Kiss Productions, 2013)
The Blue Nude (Big Kiss Productions, 2013)
The French Detective (Big Kiss Productions, 2012)
New Orleans Rapacious (Big Kiss Productions, 2014)
Nude In Red (Big Kiss Productions, 2015)
Short Story Collections
LaStanza: New Orleans Police Stories (Pontalba Press, 1999)
Hollow Point & The Mystery of Rochelle Marais (Gryphon Books, 2000)
New Orleans Irresistible (EAA Signature Series Books, 2006)
New Orleans Mysteries (Big Kiss Productions, 2009)
New Orleans Confidential (Big Kiss Productions, 2010)
New Orleans Nocturnal (Big Kiss Productions, 2010)
New Orleans Prime Evil (Big Kiss Productions, 2011)
Backwash of the Milky Way (Big Kiss, 2012)
Specific Intent (Pinnacle Books, 1993)
Building Believable Characters - Contributing Writer (Writer's Digest Books, 1996)
A Short Guide to Writing and Selling Fiction (Big Kiss Productions, 2010)