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Cotterill, Colin

Overview
Works: 136 works in 684 publications in 8 languages and 19,586 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Domestic fiction  Medical fiction  Humorous fiction  History 
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 )

33 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,533 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 )

49 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,238 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
The axe factor by Colin Cotterill( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,203 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
Grandad, there's a head on the beach by Colin Cotterill( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,188 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
Slash and burn by Colin Cotterill( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,011 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
The coroner's lunch by Colin Cotterill( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 936 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
The woman who wouldn't die by Colin Cotterill( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 926 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
Disco for the departed by Colin Cotterill( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 911 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( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 883 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 )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 852 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 )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 809 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
The merry misogynist by Colin Cotterill( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 806 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 )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 734 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"--
I shot the Buddha by Colin Cotterill( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laos, 1979: Retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, have never been able to turn away a misfit. As a result, they share their small Vientiane house with an assortment of homeless people, mendicants, and oddballs. One of these oddballs is Noo, a Buddhist monk, who rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator. Realizing that he needs rescuing, Siri and Daeng sneak illegally across the Mekhong River to Thailand, trying to track their missing monk-friend down and figure out who has kidnapped him. Their adventure runs them afoul of Lao secret service officers, famous spiritualists, charismatic abbots, and even a man who might be the reincarnation of the Buddha himself. Buddhism is a powerful influence on both morals and politics in Southeast Asia--to get their friend back, Siri and Daeng will have to figure out who is cloaking their terrible misdeeds in religiosity"--
The coroner's lunch by Colin Cotterill( Book )

53 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an elderly doctor takes over as state coroner of newly formed Communist Laos in the late 1970s, he unexpectedly stirs the bureaucratic pot and unravels three complicated and intertwined murder plots his superiors want to sweep under the carpet
The rat catchers' Olympics by Colin Cotterill( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1980: The Democratic People's Republic of Laos is proud to be competing in its first-ever Olympics. Of course, half the world is boycotting the Moscow Summer Olympic Games to protest Russia's recent invasion of Afghanistan, but that has made room for athletes from countries that are usually too small or underfunded to be competitive--countries like Laos. Ex-national coroner of Laos Dr. Siri Paiboun may be retired, but he and his wife, Madame Daeng, would do just about anything to have a chance to visit Moscow, so Siri finagles them the job of medical oversight for the Olympians. Most of the athletes are young and innocent village people who have never worn shoes, never mind imagined anything as marvelous as the Moscow Olympic Village. As the competition heats up, however, Siri begins to suspect that one of the athletes is not who he says he is. Fearing a conspiracy, Siri and his friends investigate, liaising in secret with Inspector Phosy back home in Laos to see if the man might be an assassin. But Siri's progress is derailed when another Lao Olympian is accused of murder. Now in the midst of a murky international incident, Dr. Siri must navigate not one but two paranoid and secretive government machines to make sure justice is done"--
Killed at the whim of a hat by Colin Cotterill( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 370 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( )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 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 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
Grandad, there's a head on the beach by Colin Cotterill( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 231 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 )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 211 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
 
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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 (306)

German (59)

French (14)

Swedish (8)

Japanese (6)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Covers
Thirty-three teethThe coroner's lunchDisco for the departedLove songs from a shallow graveAnarchy and old dogsCurse of the pogo stickThe merry misogynistThe coroner's lunch