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The Marriage Swindler

(A book in the Lucien Caye series)
A Novella by

Two women calling themselves 'wives-in-law' hire Private Eye Lucien Caye to find their missing husband. They unknowingly married the same man and want him found. It doesn't take long for Lucien to discover this marriage swindler married seven women in New Orleans and is about to marry number eight. When you mix seven jilted wives with a lothario - you have a recipe for murder with Lucien Caye in the middle of it.

The exploits of New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye can be found in the short story collection NEW ORLEANS CONFIDENTIAL and novels NEW ORLEANS RAPACIOUS, ENAMORED and the forthcoming HOLD ME, BABE. Lucien Caye stories have been awarded The Private Eye Writers of America's prestigious SHAMUS AWARD and the Short Mystery Fiction Society's DERRINGER AWARD.

Born in New Orleans, O'Neil De Noux writes character-driven crime fiction, although he has been published in many disciplines including historical fiction, mainstream fiction, science-fiction, suspense, fantasy, horror, western, literary, children's fiction, young adult, religious, romance, humor and erotica.

His fiction has garnered several awards: the SHAMUS AWARD for Best Short Story, the DERRINGER AWARD for Best Novelette and the 2011 POLICE BOOK OF THE YEAR. Recurring characters in his work include New Orleans Police Detectives Dino LaStanza (1980s), Jacques Dugas (1890s), John Raven Beau (21st Century) and as well as Private Eye Lucien Caye (1940-50s). De Noux served as Vice-President of the Private Eye Writers of America in 2013.

Historical novels include BATTLE KISS, an epic set at the Battle of New Orleans, USS RELENTLESS, a nautical saga of a US Naval officer during the Barbary War of 1803 through the War of 1812 and DEATH ANGELS, a novel of World War II.

Other non-series novels include MISTIK (young adult), BOURBON STREET (crime), SLICK TIME (caper), MAFIA APHRODITE (erotica). Collections include NEW ORLEANS MYSTERIES, NEW ORLEANS IRRESISTIBLE and BACKWASH OF THE MILKY WAY (science fiction).

His web site is

Genre: Mystery

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