A Killing Smile Special Edition

First in the Land of Smiles Trilogy

A Killing Smile
ISBN 974-89572-7-6
Trade paperback 5 1/4" - 8"
1998, 225 pages


A Killing Smile Special Edition is a collector's item. It is not just another mass produced book. The paper had to be special-ordered. The leather had to be sourced. None of this is easy in Thailand. A large number of copies were rejected because there was some defect in the production. Everything had to be perfect, from the leather, to the binding, to the imported paper, and the slip cover.

There are only 275 numbered and signed copies of this unique edition of A Killing Smile.



The whole effect is very real— particularly the revelation of those razor teeth back of the Smile.
—Gore Vidal

Moore is a master of detail . . . a pioneer, daring and inventive.
—The Nation

I was knocked out by the sensitivity of the writing, the textures of the characters, the many levels of feeling. The outcome is one of the finest male bonding stories I have ever come across and I kick myself that I didn’t write this novel.
—Stirling Silliphant, Oscar winner for In the Heat of the Night

The portrait of Tuttle as an expatriate shipwrecked in an alien tropic brings to mind Theroux's Jack Flowers.
—The Japan Times

In A Killing Smile Moore succeeds in translating for a Western audience the inside of how Thais think. Above all he describes with an objective, non-judgemental eye the raw pathos, the light and shadow of the world that never surfaces in the glossy tourist catalogues.
—Fabio Novel, Thriller Magazine (Italy)

Critically regarded as the best Western author today whose books focus on this country (e.g., A Killing Smile).
—Bangkok Post

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