Killed at the Whim of A Hat

Killed at the Whim of A Hat

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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.

McMillan Palgrave
The launch of a brand new series by the internationally bestselling, critically acclaimed author of The Coroner’s Lunch
With worldwide critical acclaim, Colin Cotterill is one of the most highly regarded “cult favorite” crime writers today. Now, with this new series, Cotterill is poised to break into the mainstream. Set in present day rural Thailand, Cotterill is as sharp and witty, yet more engaging and charming, than ever before.

Jimm Juree was a crime reporter for the Chiang Mai Daily Mail with a somewhat eccentric family—a mother who might be drifting mentally; a grandfather—a retired cop—who rarely talks; a younger brother obsessed with body-building, and a transgendered, former beauty pageant queen, former older brother. When Jimm is forced to follow her family to a rural village on the coast of Southern Thailand, she’s convinced her career—maybe her life—is over. So when a van containing the skeletal remains of two hippies, one of them wearing a hat, is inexplicably unearthed in a local farmer’s field, Jimm is thrilled. Shortly thereafter an abbot at a local Buddhist temple is viciously murdered, with the temple’s monk and nun the only suspects.

Suddenly Jimm’s new life becomes somewhat more promising—and a lot more deadly. And if Jimm is to make the most of this opportunity, and unravel the mysteries that underlie these inexplicable events, it will take luck, perseverance, and the help of her entire family.
One of Library Journal's Best Mystery Books of 2011


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& Taylor

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 before a Buddhist abbot is murdered, a case that implicates a monk and nun. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312564537
0312564538
Branch Call Number: Mystery Cot
Characteristics: 374 p. : map ; 22 cm

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miaone
May 17, 2017

So disappointing! It's hard to believe this is from the same author as the series that starts with The Coroner's Lunch. That series, with Dr. Siri as the main character, is deft, witty, and thoroughly enjoyable.
This one, however, is none of those. It's just dumb.

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Babalouis
Nov 26, 2016

Wow, I found an author that I really love and what a well-crafted mystery laced with humour and insight into current-day Thailand . I loved the quotes from George W. Bush and a the main female character.

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carolannbagan
Jun 26, 2014

loved the dr siri books his one just didn't float my boat as much.

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StellaCometa
Oct 19, 2012

I loved Dr Siri and was diffident when Colin Cotterill moved on to Jimm Juree, but I need not have feared. She's an interesting character and the story was enjoyable,

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mclas
Jul 29, 2012

I loved Coterill's Dr. Siri series and was very hopeful about this new series. While it took me some time to get used to the new characters (I missed Dr. Siri), I loved them by the end. It will be a good series.

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Suzanne_Library
Jul 01, 2012

This series has the potential to equal Cotterill's wonderful Dr Siri (the coroner in 1970's Laos) series.

ghovagimyan Feb 07, 2012

Set in Thailand. Like the #1 Ladies Detective Agency. Very fun and funny. Not gruesome.

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Crubble
Jan 16, 2012

After several attempts to read it, I gave up I found it uninteresting. I greatly enjoy his Dr. Siri Series.

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anflan
Dec 28, 2011

Fun quick read. Main character has a great sense of humour. Gives a different perspective in Thai life and times.

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