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.
Here is an excerpt of the coming David Alix thriller. Actually in writing:
No one had seen Garnier for about two months before his body was found. No one was worried. First of all, because not many cared about what would happen to him, and secondly, because he used to disappear for a while from time to time.
Obviously, he had been sequestered for a while under tough conditions. According to the medical examiner, he must have been locked in somewhere for more than a month. For at least twenty days, he didn’t have anything to eat other than cockroaches and very little water. He was reduced to drink his own urine.
Garnier was given the so-called “Glasgow smile”, also called “Chelsea smile”. The Glasgow smile is a wound caused by making small cuts on the corners of a victim’s mouth, then beating or stabbing him or her until the muscles in the face contract, causing the cuts to extend up the cheeks to the victim’s ears. This leaves a scar in the shape of a smile, hence the name.
From the marks on his body, the examiner concluded that Garnier got the small cuts on the corner of his mouth and that he then was tied to the ceiling, sometimes upside down, and was used as a punching bag. This must have happened on a regular basis because his brain had actually shrunk because of the violence.
Then, at a moment, he was given a crown of iron with spikes on the inside and this was literally hammered on his head so it got hooked on his skull.
After several weeks of this treatment, Nicolas Garnier died and was dumped like garbage.
This violent treatment, the Glasgow smile which is often used by different gangs made the police think of some kind of settling of accounts between Garnier and a gang.
They were working on this lead when they found the body of Thomas Schneider.
Tomas Schneider was 31 years old and had been missing for about three months when they found his body in…