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O'Neil De Noux
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From THE BIG SHOW . . . 

        He moved the shotgun up to his shoulder. 
        For an instant LaStanza saw Lizette's face. 
       So this is how it ends, on a muddy road with sweat in my eyes and she's on the other side of the world. 
       A gendarme would go to her hotel to tell her.  Mason would drag his feet up the steps to knock on his parents' door to tell his mother that her last son was gone. 
      For an instant LaStanza saw his brother's face smiling at him. 
      No!  He blinked it away and fixed the sights of his magnum square on the chest of the big man and cocked the hammer.  It sounded loud. 
     He could feel man's eyes staring at him as he squeezed the trigger slowly, raising the iridescent red sights to the man's head.  His hand wavered and he locked his right elbow, his left hand steadying his grip and reminded himself he'd never missed before . . . 
 

 
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Born in New Orleans, O'Neil De Noux is a former homicide detective and organized crime investigator.  He has worked as a U.S. Army combat photographer, a criminal intelligence analyst, a private investigator, a journalist, a magazine editor, a bra fitter, and a computer graphics designer.  As a police officer, he received seven commendations, primarily for solving difficult murder cases.  In 1982, he was named "Homicide Detective of the Year."  In 1989, he was proclaimed an "Expert Witness" on the homicide crime scene by the Criminal District Court of New Orleans. 

Mr. De Noux teaches mystery writing at Tulane University College in New Orleans and is the founding editor of two fiction magazines, Mystery Street and New Orleans Stories.  Besides his four previous LaStanza novels (Grim Reaper, The Big Kiss, Blue Orleans and Crescent City Kills), Mr. De Noux is the author of the true-crime thriller, Specific Intent (A main selection of the Doubleday Book Club).  His short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Germany, Italy, Denmark and Sweden. 

Mr. De Noux lives with his wife, Debra Gray De Noux, in suburban New Orleans. 
 

 
O'Neil De Noux - author of The Big Show O'Neil De Noux
Novels:
Grim Reaper
The Big Kiss
Blue Orleans
Crescent City Kills
The Big Show

True Crime:
Specific Intent
 

 
 
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