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Cotterill, Colin

Overview
Works: 95 works in 399 publications in 3 languages and 15,433 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6053.O778, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Colin Cotterill
Killed at the whim of a hat by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forced to relocate to rural Thailand with her eccentric family, crime reporter Jimm Juree fears that her career is over until the bodies of two hippies are discovered in a local farmer's field and a Buddhist abbot is murdered, a case that implicates a monk and a nun
The coroner's lunch by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Most of the educated class has fled, but Dr. Siri Paiboun, a Paris-trained doctor whose late wife had been an ardent Communist, remains. And so this 72-year-old physician is appointed state coroner, despite the fact that he has no training or even supplies to use in performing his new task. What he does have is curiosity and integrity. At his age he is not about to let a bunch of ignorant bureaucrats dictate to him. One of his first cases involves three bodies recovered from a reservoir, but Dr. Siri establishes that the cause of death was not drowning. These men seem to have been electrocuted, perhaps tortured, and they also seem to be Vietnamese, which could have international repercussions. And then there is the inexplicable death of a Party bigwig's equally important wife. She collapsed and died at a banquet. But Dr. Siri doesn't think her death was from natural causes. In the course of his investigations, Dr. Siri must travel to his birthplace, a Hmong village he has not visited for more than 60 years, where he makes a profound discovery, not only about the motive for several murders, but about himself
Thirty-three teeth by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of justice done, Laotian shamanic style. With the assistance of his helpers, Dr. Siri Paiboun, the national coroner of Laos, elucidates the causes of mysterious deaths
Slash and burn by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Supervising an excavation for the remains of a U.S. fighter pilot who crashed in a northern Laos jungle a decade earlier, national coroner Dr. Siri becomes suspicious when a series of fatal accidents culminates in his team getting trapped in a cabin
Grandad, there's a head on the beach by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reluctantly abandoning her crime-reporting job to accompany her family to her mother's newly acquired "holiday camp" on Thailand's Gulf of Siam, Jimm Juree investigates a morbid local mystery in the hopes of revamping her career
Love songs from a shallow grave : [a Dr. Siri investigation set in Laos] by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a female security officer is discovered stabbed through the heart with a fencing sword, Dr. Siri's instincts tell him there is more to the mystery than anyone can imagine
The woman who wouldn't die by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a murdered woman suddenly reappears in her Lao village home with clairvoyant powers and is enlisted by a ghost to help find his remains at the bottom of a river, national coroner Siri Paiboun oversees the excavation
The merry misogynist by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In peaceful Buddhist Laos, Dr. Siri confronts a deadly Casanova targeting lovely young women
Disco for the departed by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coroner Siri Paiboun must identify a corpse found near the mansion of the new Laotian president, an investigation which includes communication with the dead, sacrificial rituals, a marriage proposal, and strange disco music that only the doctor can hear
Anarchy and old dogs by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dr. Siri Paiboun, reluctant national coroner of Laos, must discover the identity of a corpse that has been delivered to the morgue in Vientiane. The victim, who was run down in front of the Post Office by a logging truck, turns out to be a retired dentist. He was blind, yet he had come into town on the bus to pick up a letter written in invisible ink which is found in his jacket pocket. Dr. Siri is puzzled by the letter, which seems to be in code as well. The solution to the conundrum will have far reaching implications, involving the seventy-three-year-old doctor with murder and political conspiracy"-- Cover verso
Curse of the pogo stick by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National Coroner Dr. Siri is kidnapped by Hmong villagers who want him to lift a curse from the headman's daughter
Killed at the whim of a hat by Colin Cotterill ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forced to relocate to rural Thailand with her eccentric family, crime reporter Jimm Juree fears that her career is over until the bodies of two hippies are discovered in a local farmer's field and a Buddhist abbot is murdered, a case that implicates a monk and a nun
The coroner's lunch by Colin Cotterill ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laos, 1972. The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over. Most of the educated class has fled, but 72-year-old Dr. Siri Paiboun, a Paris-trained doctor, remains and is appointed state coroner. When three bodies are recovered from a reservoir, Dr. Siri establishes that the cause of death was not drowning they seem to have been electrocuted. And then there is the inexplicable death of a Party bigwig's wife at a banquet. Dr. Siri doesn't think her death was from natural causes. In the course of his investigations, he travels to his birthplace, where he makes a discovery
Slash and burn by Colin Cotterill ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Things have been hectic for Dr. Siri, so he decides to go on a therapeutic vacation with his wife and friends. Unfortunately, trouble follows as the doctor is blackmailed into helping an American MIA team searching for a pilot downed ten years earlier. Sifting through debris, navigating acres of unexploded munitions, and trying to discover who the killer is in their midst make things interesting for Dr. Siri and the morgue team
Anarchy and old dogs by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
Grandad, there's a head on the beach by Colin Cotterill ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When out-of-work reporter Jimm Juree learns that a head has washed up on the beach, she sees a chance at reclaiming her former job. With her former cop grandfather as back up, she sets out to discover how the poor fellow ended up where he did, and why. On their journey, with the rest of their disjointed family in tow, they uncover gruesome tales of piracy and slavery, violence and murder in the Gulf of Thailand
Anarchy and old dogs by Colin Cotterill ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Siri Paiboun, the official and only coroner of Laos, must investigate the death of a man who was run down by a logging truck. Was it merely an accident or something sinister? When he discovers a cryptic message in the victim's pocket, Dr. Paiboun believes in the latter
Thirty-three teeth by Colin Cotterill ( )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of justice done, Laotian shamanic style. With the assistance of his helpers, Dr. Siri Paiboun, the national coroner of Laos, elucidates the causes of mysterious deaths
Disco for the departed by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Vientiane's Mahosot Hospital morgue, 73-year-old Dr Siri Paiboun, national coroner of Laos, handles the fatalities at the state hospitals-and the odd murder. His assistants-the gorgeous, clever, fat Nurse Dtui and the slow but irreplaceable Geung-have helped Dr Siri out of scrapes before in The Coroner's Lunch and Thirty-Three Teeth. Leaving Geung guarding the morgue, Siri and Dtui land in a remote mountain village where a mummified arm is protruding from recently buckled concrete paving. Just how is this arm connected to the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos? What will
Disco for the departed by Colin Cotterill ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coroner Siri Paiboun must identify a corpse found near the mansion of the new Laotian president, an investigation which includes communication with the dead, sacrificial rituals, a marriage proposal, and strange disco music that only the doctor can hear
 
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Alternative Names
Cotterill, Col, 1952-
Cotterill, Colin
コッタリル, コリン
Languages
English (216)
German (2)
Italian (2)
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