Lucien Caye

Created by O'Neil De Noux

LUCIEN CAYE is a WWII vet and former New Orleans Police Officer in this solid private eye series set in post-war Louisiana, and he's one Big Easy eye who doesn't mind getting a little sweaty. He first appeared in an erotic detective short story, "Erotophobia", in Kiss and Kill (1997), and has since appeared in several more decidedly adult short stories in various anthologies. Tall, dark and handsome, with "Mediterranean brown eyes," women certainly find him rather attractive, and often want to get to know him a little better. And Lucien's generally more than eager to return the favour.

In 2006, eight of the Caye stories were collected and released as New Orleans Confidential by pointblankpress, with an intro by fellow New Orleans P.I. writer James Sallis.

Writer O'Neil De Noux is also responsible for several other series characters, all police officers with the NOPD, including his best-known creation, Homicide Detective Dino La Stanza (Later turned private eye), as well as 1890's detective Jacques Dugas and Detective John Raven Beau. O'Neil is also a contributor to The Thrilling Detective Web Site and has served as a vice-president of The Private Eye Writers of America.


  • "Erotophopia" (1997, Kiss and Kill: Hot Blood 8)
  • "Hard Rain" (1999, Pontalba Press Presents Short Stories: Volume 1)
  • "Friscoville" (April 1999, Hemispheres; 2001, The Thrilling Detective Web Site; aka "The Problem on Friscoville Avenue")
  • "Lair of the Red Witch" (2000, The Mammoth Book of Erotic Short Stories)
  • "St. Expedite" (September 2001, Hemispheres)
  • "Bluegums" (February 2003, City Slab)...Kindle it!
  • "The Iberville Mistress" (2003, Flesh & Blood: Guilty As Sin)
  • "Expect Consequences" (2003, Fedora II)
  • "The Heart Has Reasons" (September 2006, AHMM)
  • "Too Wise" (November 2008, EQMM)
  • "Guilty of Dust and Sin" (2009, New Orleans Mysteries)...Kindle it!
  • "They Called Her the Gungirl" (July/August 2010, AHMM)
  • "Tenderless Night" (October 2010)...Kindle it!
  • "She Gleeked Me" (August, 2011)...Kindle it!
  • "Christmas Weather"
  • "Kissable Cleavage"



Listed in series order, not publication order.


A collectiuon of New Orleans and Louisiana eyes.

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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