Search Results: "Colin Cotterill"


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THE WOMAN WHO WOULDN'T DIE by Colin Cotterill
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"After Cotterill's hiatus to launch another series set in Thailand (Grandpa, There's a Head on the Beach, 2012, etc.), the return of that glorious curmudgeon Dr. Siri for a ninth escapade is bliss."
Thailand's crustiest coroner smells a rat when a mysterious woman returned from the dead begins making prophetic proclamations. Read full book review >

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THE AXE FACTOR by Colin Cotterill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2014

"Jimm's third case (Granddad, There's a Head on the Beach, 2012, etc.) continues her evolution from inveterate wisecracker to believably flawed and funny heroine. The result is a perfect balance between droll comedy and serious plotting."
Restless reporter teams up with veteran crime writer of questionable character to solve a series of disappearances. Can it possibly turn out well? Read full book review >

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GRANDDAD, THERE'S A HEAD ON THE BEACH by Colin Cotterill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2012

"The second installment of prolific Cotterill's new series (Killed at the Whim of a Hat, 2011, etc.) definitely puts the fun in family dysfunction. Jimm, an Asian Stephanie Plum, rattles steadily to a solution, with many hilarious episodes along the way."
Exploding grenades, Burmese slaves and, yes, a head on the beach. How much excitement can one tiny Thai town take? Read full book review >

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SLASH AND BURN by Colin Cotterill
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"The most entertaining case for Siri (Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, 2010, etc.) in years. Now that Nurse Dtui has found her voice, perhaps a spinoff?"
As his treasured retirement looms, can the curmudgeonly coroner tread lightly enough to endure through one last job that has highly sensitive political aspects? Read full book review >

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DISCO FOR THE DEPARTED by Colin Cotterill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"With its snappy chapter titles and its emphasis on character, this third installment in Cotterill's series will especially appeal to fans returning from earlier episodes (Thirty-Three Teeth, 2005, etc.)."
On the way to solving the mystery of the corpse in the cave, curmudgeonly Dr. Siri meets an array of Comrades as quirky as himself. Read full book review >

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THE RAT CATCHERS' OLYMPICS by Colin Cotterill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"The 12th case for the irrepressible Laotian coroner (I Shot the Buddha, 2016, etc.) has a rambling plot but crackles with humor and overflows with eccentric characters. Droll chapter titles add an extra soupcon of mirth."
Cotterill's curmudgeonly coroner visits the Moscow Olympics, uncovering diverse dastardly deeds. Read full book review >

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CURSE OF THE POGO STICK by Colin Cotterill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Dr. Siri's fifth (Anarchy and Old Dogs, 2007, etc.), with its echoes of Orwell and Waugh, tips more toward social satire than detection, with Cotterill's ironic pen as sharp as ever."
Some primitive villagers might just love Dr. Siri to death. Read full book review >

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THIRTY-THREE TEETH by Colin Cotterill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Siri's second is as entertaining as his debut. Clever chapter titles ('The Randy Russian,' 'No Spontaneous Fun—by Order') put tongue even further in cheek."
An iconoclastic coroner attempts to come to terms with demons from his past while tracking a palpable monster. Read full book review >

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THE CORONER’S LUNCH by Colin Cotterill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"This series kickoff is an embarrassment of riches: Holmesian sleuthing, political satire, and droll comic study of a prickly late bloomer."
When an elderly doctor takes over as state coroner of newly Communist Laos, he unexpectedly stirs the bureaucratic pot and gets a new lease on life. Read full book review >

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KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT by Colin Cotterill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 19, 2011

"An ebullient series kickoff by the author of the Dr. Siri series (Love Songs From a Shallow Grave, 2010, etc.). Character and quirky comedy trump mystery, and lay a great foundation for further involving adventures."
Stuck in the boondocks, a former crime reporter finds salvation by getting back into that gritty game. Read full book review >

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THE MERRY MISOGYNIST by Colin Cotterill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The plot is more conventional than in previous Dr. Siri mysteries, but Cotterill unfolds it expertly. Siri's morgue is as entertaining as a comedy club."
A curmudgeonly coroner matches wits with a serial killer. Read full book review >

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ANARCHY AND OLD DOGS by Colin Cotterill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"As Siri finds his comfort zone in the new regime, Cotterill's portrait of his world gains depth and breath. Using a twisty mystery as a MacGuffin, he takes droll aim at the absurdities of recent history, all the more fascinating for their plausibility."
Digging deep, Dr. Siri finds political roots in a seemingly random killing. Read full book review >