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A collection of ten mystery stories set in New Orleans from 1891 to the 2027. Follow cases investigated by ONeil De Nouxs recurring characters. Before the turn of the Twentieth Century, NOPD Detective Jacques Dugas tries to unlock the mystery ofMoreA collection of ten mystery stories set in New Orleans from 1891 to the 2027. Follow cases investigated by ONeil De Nouxs recurring characters. Before the turn of the Twentieth Century, NOPD Detective Jacques Dugas tries to unlock the mystery of Marias Hand before he searches for The Gold Bug of Jean Lafitte. During the steamy summer of 1948, Private-Eye Lucien Caye discovers a killer Guilty of Dust and Sin. In the 1970s, NOPD Officer Dino LaStanza learns there still is a streetcar named Desire, but he wished hed never seen it in his story, The Desire Steetcar. Later, as a Homicide Detctive, LaStanza meets an exceedingly odd fellow called The Man With Moon Hands. Just before the turn of the Twenty-first Century, NOPD Homicide Detective John Raven Beau is captivated by The Portrait of Lenore X.There are other stories in this volume, including a touching afterlife voyage, A Heartbeat and a biting satire of writers Bet the Devil and the haunting tale of lost love and murder called Except for the Ghosts. The book culminates with future cop Max Brouillette investigating a long cold case in So Napoleon Almost Slept Here, Right?Winner of the prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for BEST SHORT STORY 2007 (The SHAMUS is given annually to recognize outstanding achievement in private-eye fiction), ONeil De Noux is an internationally published writer of novels GRIM REAPER, THE BIG KISS, BLUE ORLEANS, CRESCENT CITY KILLS and THE BIG SHOW, as well as short story collections LaSTANZA: NEW ORLEANS POLICE STORIES, NEW ORLEANS CONFIDENTIAL, NEW ORLEANS IRRESISTIBLE, and HOLLOW POINT . De Nouxs stories have appeared in U.S., Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden and Ukraine.He is a regular contributor to ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE and ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE.