Hotel Brasil: The Mystery of the Severed Heads
Paperback | Apr 2014 | Bitter Lemon Press | 9781908524270 | 256pp | GEN | AUD$19.99, NZD$24.99
Rio de Janeiro. A family hotel whose clients reflect Brazilian society, multi-racial, with starkly contrasting backgrounds, and destitute. Rio is the perfect backdrop with its dictatorships, drug wars, child gangs and violent policing tactics. The first victim is found decapitated in bed, the head lying on the floor of his room. An eerie Mona Lisa smile on the victim’s face and no evidence of a struggle indicate a murderer received as a friend. Other hotel guests are eventually killed, all decapitated.