SLU police detective finishes sixth novel

Southeastern Louisiana University police detective O’Neil De Noux has written the sixth novel in his police series.

Titled “New Orleans Homicide,” the novel features a reappearance of De Noux’s character Dino LaStanza, a detective with the New Orleans Police Department.

In the story, LaStanza teams up with other overworked detectives as they work a particularly violent weekend in the Crescent City, where an elderly man is killed on Good Friday night, a young woman is murdered Saturday evening and a middle-aged woman is killed in her Audubon Park home on Easter Sunday.

De Noux includes another previous character, patrolman John Raven Beau who joins the team in a relentless pursuit of the murderers.

Published by Big Kiss Productions, “New Orleans Homicide” is the latest in De Noux’s acclaimed series that began with the 1988 publication of “Grim Reaper” and was followed by “The Big Kiss,” “Blue Orleans,” “Crescent City Kills” and “The Big Show.” The entire backlist has been reissued in new trade paperback editions and e-books.

An investigator with Southeastern’s police department since 2006, 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 is a resident of Covington.