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Killed at the Whim of a Hat

Killed at the Whim of a Hat

Author(s): Colin Cotterill

Location(s): Thailand

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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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.

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Set in the non tourist area of rural Southern Thailand, this book is a new departure location-wise for Cotterill – and continues his humourous and razor sharp writing.

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