New Orleans Nocturnal by O'Neal de Noux
Type: Short Stories
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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 swamps, wastelands, over rivers and bayous. He will never give up. And he’s an excellent marksman who also carries an obsidian hunting knife. Claims that he’s scalped a few murderers is a persistent rumor.
Nocturnal. Occurring at night. Darkness.
STORIES INCLUDE: “Love and Murder” • “Don’t Make Me Take Off My Sunglasses” • “Murder Most Sweet” • “When the Levees Break” • “Pretty Rita” and “The Bonnie and Clyde Caper” – runner-up for The Short Mystery Fiction Society’s 2009 Derringer Award for ‘Best Long Story’.
What they're saying about it:
"New Orleans Nocturnal is a great collection of short stories focused on O'Neil DeNoux's continuing character John Raven Beau. Beau is relentless in catching killers but understands that sometimes a higher justice requires that they go free. DeNoux's character is convincing and his descriptions unique. I particularly like the suspect who "... blended as easily as a giraffe at a dog show." Having lived through Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, I am partial to those stories, but all the stories in this collection are well written and absorbing."--Amazon Reviewer