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Cotterill, Colin

Overview
Works: 80 works in 450 publications in 4 languages and 17,399 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6053.O778, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Colin Cotterill
The coroner's lunch by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,717 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
Killed at the whim of a hat by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,560 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
Thirty-three teeth by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
28 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,540 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 1,231 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 )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,211 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
Disco for the departed by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,113 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
The woman who wouldn't die by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,094 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
Love songs from a shallow grave : [a Dr. Siri investigation set in Laos] by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,063 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
Anarchy and old dogs by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,054 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
The merry misogynist by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In peaceful Buddhist Laos, Dr. Siri confronts a deadly Casanova targeting lovely young women
The axe factor by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Missing her former life after moving to rural Southern Thailand, Jimm Juree catches the eye of a successful European writer against a backdrop of a serial murder case, an imminent major storm and her ex-cop grandfather's disapproval
Curse of the pogo stick by Colin Cotterill ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 948 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 407 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 ( )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laos, 1975. The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Dr. Siri Paiboun, a seventy-two-year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner. Although he has no training for the job, there is no one else: the rest of the educated class have fled. He is expected to come up with the answers the party wants, but crafty and charming Dr. Siri is immune to bureaucratic pressure. At his age, he reasons, what can they do to him? And he knows he cannot fail the dead who come into his care without risk of incurring their boundless displeasure. Eternity could be a long time to have the spirits mad at you
Slash and burn by Colin Cotterill ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 251 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
Grandad, there's a head on the beach by Colin Cotterill ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 222 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
Thirty-three teeth by Colin Cotterill ( )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 213 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
Anarchy and old dogs by Colin Cotterill ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 209 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
Disco for the departed by Colin Cotterill ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 191 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
Love songs from a shallow grave by Colin Cotterill ( )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a trio of young Laotian women die from fencing-sword wounds, Dr. Siri Paiboun investigates. However, before he can continue his case, he is lured into Cambodia and promptly arrested for spying
 
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Alternative Names
Cotterill, Col 1952-
Cotterill, Colin
コッタリル, コリン
Languages
English (277)
German (26)
Japanese (4)
Dutch (3)
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