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Cotterill, Colin

Overview
Works: 125 works in 575 publications in 7 languages and 18,461 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor, Illustrator
Classifications: PR6053.O778, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Colin Cotterill
Killed at the whim of a hat by Colin Cotterill( Book )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,566 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 )

49 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,544 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 )

46 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,326 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
Grandad, there's a head on the beach by Colin Cotterill( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,302 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
The axe factor by Colin Cotterill( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,178 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
Disco for the departed by Colin Cotterill( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 953 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 : [a Dr. Siri investigation set in Laos] by Colin Cotterill( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and German and held by 935 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 )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 933 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
Anarchy and old dogs by Colin Cotterill( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 887 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"--Page 2 of cover
The merry misogynist by Colin Cotterill( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In peaceful Buddhist Laos, Dr. Siri confronts a deadly Casanova targeting lovely young women
Six and a half deadly sins by Colin Cotterill( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice-retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a hand-woven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn by women in certain northern Lao tribes. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining? Siri is convinced someone is trying to send him a message, and won't let the matter rest until he's figured it out. He finagles himself and his wife a trip up north to the province where the sin was made, not realizing they are embarking on a deadly scavenger hunt. Meanwhile, the northern Lao border is about to erupt into violence. China is at odds with Vietnam over the ongoing war in Cambodia, and the Chinese army is rumored to be poised at the Lao border, waiting to invade one or another of the erstwhile allies. The murder of two village chiefs is about to escalate into an international incident--and Dr. Siri and his entourage are walking right into the heart of the conflict"--
Killed at the whim of a hat by Colin Cotterill( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 374 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( )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 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
Grandad, there's a head on the beach by Colin Cotterill( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 230 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
The axe factor a Jimm Juree mystery by Colin Cotterill( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Jimm Juree moved with her family to a rural village on the coast of southern Thailand, she has missed her career as a journalist. Here in Maprao, Jimm has to scrape assignments from the local online journal, the Chumphon Gazette. They send her to interview local writer, Conrad Coralbank, but at the same time, several women have left town without a word, leaving their possessions behind. All of it looks suspicious, especially to Jimm's grandfather, who notices Coralbank's interest in Jimm
Anarchy and old dogs by Colin Cotterill( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 186 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( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 174 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
 
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Alternative Names
Colin Cotterill britischer Schriftsteller und Cartoonist

Colin Cotterill Brits romanschrijver

Cotterill, Col

Cotterill, Col 1952-

Cotterill, Colin

コッタリル, コリン

コリン・コッタリル

Languages
English (250)

German (44)

French (12)

Japanese (4)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Covers
The coroner's lunchThirty-three teethDisco for the departedLove songs from a shallow grave : [a Dr. Siri investigation set in Laos]Anarchy and old dogsThe merry misogynistKilled at the whim of a hatThe coroner's lunch