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Screwed Up

• A psychological detective story masterfully written by an author well-versed in modern methods of investigation
• A dark, grimy, disturbing atmosphere that calls to mind the films of Melville
• The first investigation by police Chief Coblenz

Alex Türk
Screwed Up
(Tour de Vice)
Type
Thriller
Word count
123 000 words
All rights available

The hunt for a
merciless serial killer
in today’s Paris

A killer is spreading panic in Paris. His weapon of preference: a screwdriver that he stabs into the ears and eyes of his victims. His distinctive sign: the messages he leaves on the bodies, written on Post-its, addressed to the police. It’s a macabre version of the exquisite corpse game.
Head of the Research and Response Unit for Serial Murders, Chief Coblenz is a specialist in psychopaths. He is also a bon vivant in love with a green-eyed dancer, and nothing can spoil his appetite for life. But something is wrong. It’s impossible to construct a profile of the assassin or his prey.
Only one thing is certain : this whack job has only just started his murderous rampage. And so, a race against the clock begins. But how do you find a needle in a haystack? How can you anticipate the actions of a man when you don’t understand his acts ? It’s the biggest challenge of their career, and they must act before the River Seine turns blood red.

The victim is almost seated, back against the plaster tagged wall.
A Post-it is stuck to the collar of her jacket. On it is written, «My love.»

• A psychological detective story masterfully written by an author well-versed in modern methods of investigation
• A dark, grimy, disturbing atmosphere that calls to mind the films of Melville
• The first investigation by police Chief Coblenz

About the author

Alex Türk
Member of Parliament and an academic, Alex Türk teaches constitutional law and political science. Former president of the CNIL, he offers us here his first detective story.