Killed at the whim of a hat / Colin Cotterill.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st U.S. ed.
    • Notes:
      "First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Quercus"--T.p. verso.
    • ISBN:
      9780312564537 : HRD
      0312564538 : HRD
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    • ABNT:
      COTTERILL, C. Killed at the whim of a hat. 1st U.S. ed. [s. l.]: St. Martin’s Press, 2011. ISBN 9780312564537. Disponível em: Acesso em: 28 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Cotterill C. Killed at the Whim of a Hat. 1st U.S. ed. St. Martin’s Press; 2011. Accessed September 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Cotterill, C. (2011). Killed at the whim of a hat (1st U.S. ed.). St. Martin’s Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cotterill, Colin. 2011. Killed at the Whim of a Hat. 1st U.S. ed. St. Martin’s Press.
    • Harvard:
      Cotterill, C. (2011) Killed at the whim of a hat. 1st U.S. ed. St. Martin’s Press. Available at: (Accessed: 28 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cotterill, C 2011, Killed at the whim of a hat, 1st U.S. ed., St. Martin’s Press, viewed 28 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Cotterill, Colin. Killed at the Whim of a Hat. 1st U.S. ed., St. Martin’s Press, 2011. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cotterill, Colin. Killed at the Whim of a Hat. 1st U.S. ed. St. Martin’s Press, 2011.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cotterill C. Killed at the whim of a hat [Internet]. 1st U.S. ed. St. Martin’s Press; 2011 [cited 2020 Sep 28]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2011 May #1

*Starred Review* Divorcée Jimm Juree, now in her early thirties, was one of Thailand's hottest crime reporters. Then her possibly senile mother sold the family business and invested all the proceeds into a rundown resort, forcing Jimm, her sensitive bodybuilder brother, Arny, and Granddad Jah, a former traffic cop whose hobby is car watching, to move to a tiny village in southern Thailand. Life is very dull until Jimm gets word that a VW van has been dug up in the middle of a palm plantation, and there are two skeletons sitting upright in the front seats. Soon after this development, which Jimm turns into a published story, the intrepid reporter hears that a visiting abbot was killed at the local pub. Determined to scoop the national papers, Jimm investigates both crimes with the help of Granddad Jah, who turns out to have a knack for snooping; a local cop, exiled to the village for being gay; and Jimm's drag-queen sister, a superb hacker who stayed in the city when the rest of the family moved. Cotterill combines plenty of humor with fascinating and unusual characters, a solid mystery, and the relatively unfamiliar setting of southern Thailand to launch what may be the best new international mystery series since the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2011 May #1

Jimm Juree, disgruntled journalist and loyal daughter banished to the Thailand hinterlands by her mother's rash decision to buy a run-down resort, is jubilant when the remains of a long-buried VW bus complete with two skeletons are unearthed in a field. But wait, there's more! A second mystery opens up when an abbot is stabbed to death at the local monastery. Soon Jimm has befriended the local police (already smarting from the put-downs by the big-city types), a local nun, and a priest. She's enlisted the help of her transgendered sibling (an Internet guru) and her grandfather, a retired cop. Laugh-out-loud observations coupled with George W. Bush quotes make this book remarkably fresh. Jimm knows she has the newspaper story of her life—that is, if she can stay alive to write it. VERDICT This outstanding series debut from the author of the Dr. Siri Paiboun mysteries (Love Songs from a Shallow Grave) would appeal to crossover readers who enjoy well-developed ensemble casts and a sense of the absurd. It's not just about Thailand; Cotterill understands people and writes subtle humor like a master.

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PW Reviews 2011 May #1

At the start of Cotterill's excellent first in a new series, 34-year-old Jimm Juree, who's poised to become only the second female senior crime reporter in all of Thailand, has her professional ambitions dashed when her eccentric mother abruptly sells the family home and business in Chiang Mai in the north of the country. Juree must join her relatives in an obscure southern province, where she seizes the opportunity to exercise her atrophied journalism skills after two human skeletons are found in a buried Volkswagen van. With the help of her grandfather, a former policeman forced off the job for his excessive honesty, Juree persistently probes the story behind the grisly discovery as well as the truth behind a more recent crime. Cotterill (The Coroner's Lunch and six other mysteries featuring Laotian coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun) combines a wry narrative voice with an appealing picture of a world unfamiliar to most Americans. (July)

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