Tropic of Death (Large Print 16pt)
When a little girl finds a severed head buried in sand on a beach in Whitley, the locals are sent into a tailspin. Little do they know it's only the first of series of grisly murders that will sully their normally idyllic resort town. After the body of local greens activist Rachel Macarthur is discovered minus her head and hands, the local police call on Melbourne profiler, Detective Rita Van Hassel, to help track down the killer. What Rita finds on arriving in Whitley are not the tranquil tropical waters and magical hinterland rainforest of the tourist ads for northern Queensland, but a seething hotbed of intrigue and malignant passion, where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. As the murders continue, the pressure on Rita reaches boiling point, and she must muster all her profiling knowledge and ingenuity to help catch the killer before he strikes again.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cookiemo - LibraryThing
I won this book so felt I must read it. It is a 'who dunnit' but seems slightly different to the normal one. It is told from the point of view of a profiler. The setting is different too as it involves a government 'spy' base which is not what it seems. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - austcrimefiction - LibraryThing
TROPIC OF DEATH is the second book by Australian journalist, author Robert Sims, featuring Detective Rita Van Hassel, Criminal Profiler. Criminal Profiling isn't overly common in Australian Police ... Read full review