Author Archives: Cyril Malka
Author Archives: Cyril Malka
When two dead bodies turn up in Saumur, sliced slowly to an agonizing death, using an ancient Chinese torture method, police officer David Alix is called to help.
Known there as the "big shot from Tours", he quickly finds himself separated from his hometown by more than just distance. He's dumped into a new world where the rich and famous entertain themselves in ways David never knew existed.
As more bodies turn up, cut into a thousand pieces, the number of rich in Saumur is thinning drastically.
Can David solve the mystery and find the serial killer before he commits more atrocities? And are things as black and white as they seem?
Inspired by events and people of Paris, France, Cyril Malka has crafted a thrilling and riveting story of revenge and decadence.
Detective David Alix faces once again a serial killer, as bodies turn up in bags. Each corpse wears what’s known as the “Glasgow smile”, a freakish ear-to-ear grimace resulting from small cuts made at the corner of the mouth before the victim was tortured.
One after one, the bodies are found. Tortured, killed… and then something strange. Weird items are found on the bodies:
An iron crown, spiked upon a skull.
A piece of chalk where the heart was supposed to be.
Alix can’t decipher the meaning of these symbolic objects. He puts them on his whiteboard to study them further. What do they mean?
As more bodies show up, the number of symbols grows.
Then suddenly, a breakthrough. And a long list of future victims.
Can Alix and his team figure out the hidden meaning of the symbols, and find the killer, before he brutally exterminates every person on his list?
Get “Smile of Death” to find out today.
(20/11-2015) – No, I am not speaking of the Thrill as the species known from Star Trek DS9 (even though I love Jadzia Dax), but of the next thrill which is on its way to you.
My next thriller, Smile of Death, is on its way. A bit later than I wanted to, because of technical problems.
But now, it is coming. The book has come in the final phase (editing and layout) and my next post will be when it is released.
It is soon time that I begin to think about the next plot 🙂
(05/11-2015) – I have had quite a lot of problems with computers, lately. First both my Macs crashed totally: My iMac’s graphic card went out and my MacBook Pros graphic went the same way. I had the famous black screen of Mac.
Since I got tired of Apple, I bought a PC, a Lenovo… It worked three weeks, then <BLAM> it couldn’t find the harddisk. Not even the BIOS could see the harddisk. Lenovo couldn’t find out to send a technician to repair it, so they refund it to me.
I am now buying another one — a Lenovo again, but it hasn’t arrived yet.
So for a month or so, I haven’t really worked on my new Alix-thriller. Also because I needed to know how much work was lost and how much wasn’t. If Lenovo could repair my computer, then I wouldn’t have to recreate everything (or almost). When I found out that they couldn’t, then I knew what I had to do and to recreate and I began again.
I am way over halfway now and everything is going fine.
If I keep on the good work (which I will, of course!) then the book should be finished in the coming couple of weeks.
The cover is made and ready. Here it is.
It is on purpose that there is no title. I do have a title, but I don’t want to disclose it yet.