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Colin Cotterill

Autor(a) de The Coroner's Lunch

47+ Works 7,383 Membros 546 Críticas 34 Favorited

About the Author

Colin Cotterill is an author and cartoonist. He was born in London in 1952, and trained as a Physical Education teacher, before setting off on a world tour that hasn't ended yet. Along the way, he has held various teaching positions in Israel, Australia, the U. S., Japan, and Southeast Asia. He mostrar mais would eventually become involved in child protection, and it was his work with trafficked children that motivated him to write his first novel, The Night Bastard. The reaction was so positive that he decided to take time off and write full-time. Two of his subsequent novels are child-protection based: Evil in the Land Without, and Pool and its role in Asian Communism. Cotterill may be best known as the author of the Dr. Siri Paiboun series, set in the People's Democratic Republic of Laos. Titles in the series include: Six and a Half Deadly Sins, the Woman Who Wouldn't Die, Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, The Merry Misogynist, Thirty-Three Teeth and The Coroner's Lunch. He also pens the Jim Jurree series, set in southern Thailand. Titles in this series include: The Axe Factor, Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach and Killed at the Whim of a Hat. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Colin Cotterill

The Coroner's Lunch (2004) 1,694 exemplares
Thirty-Three Teeth (2005) 849 exemplares
Disco for the Departed (2006) 633 exemplares
Anarchy and Old Dogs (2007) 587 exemplares
Curse of the Pogo Stick (2008) 489 exemplares
Killed at the Whim of a Hat (2011) 451 exemplares
The Merry Misogynist (2009) 422 exemplares
Love Songs From a Shallow Grave (2010) 354 exemplares
Slash and Burn (2011) 312 exemplares
The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (2013) 265 exemplares
Six and a Half Deadly Sins (2015) 202 exemplares
I Shot the Buddha (2016) 165 exemplares
The Axe Factor (2013) 129 exemplares
The Rat Catchers' Olympics (2017) 127 exemplares
Don't Eat Me (2018) 102 exemplares
The Second Biggest Nothing (2019) 81 exemplares
The Motion Picture Teller (2023) 62 exemplares
Ageing Disgracefully (2009) 21 exemplares
The Amok Runners (2016) 19 exemplares
Hidden Genders (2012) 16 exemplares
Evil in the Land Without (2003) 16 exemplares
Bleeding in Black and White (2015) 13 exemplares
Number Three: Highway Robbery (2017) 5 exemplares
Number Seven: Sex on the Beach (2018) 4 exemplares
Number Six: Spay With Me (2018) 3 exemplares
Number Five: Trash (2018) 3 exemplares
Number Eight: Smelly Man (2018) 3 exemplares
Number Ten: Tom Tom (2019) 3 exemplares
Number Eleven: Whale Vomit (2019) 3 exemplares
Number Twelve: Lost Property (2019) 3 exemplares
Number Nine: Maprao Syndrome (2019) 2 exemplares
The Night Bastard (2000) 1 exemplar
Surpricicles (2021) 1 exemplar
Thailand Triptychs (2016) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Ethel and Joan go to Phuket (2013) 1 exemplar
2009 1 exemplar
Average Alan (2013) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (2011) — Contribuidor, algumas edições535 exemplares
The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers (2017) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (2010) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Orwell Brigade (2012) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares

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Críticas

Mal ehrlich: Interessiert sich einer für Laos? Vielleicht jemand, der letztes Jahr billig sechs Wochen in Vietnam verbracht hat. Aber Laos. Mal ehrlich: Wer weiß schon, wo das liegt. Und dann ist es auch noch kommunistisch, gehört somit ins Wachsfigurenkabinett der Geschichte. Dr. Siri Paiboun ist mangels geeigneter Kandidaten zum staatlichen Leichenbeschauer bestellt worden und quält seine Vorgesetzten mit Eigenwilligkeit und der Einsicht, dass, wer sowieso nicht mehr lange zu leben hat, sich Freiheiten herausnehmen kann. Sein messerscharfer Verstand, in Sherlocks Logik, ist in der genauen Beobachtung verankert, hört zu. Ein durchweg sympathischer Held. Vor allem humorvoll. So jemandem folgen wir gerne nach Laos.

Zumal kein anmutender Reisejournalismus uns erwartet. Die verkohlten Überreste zweier Piloten müssen identifiziert werden. Was in einem Land, in dem nicht jeder wissen darf, was er wissen müsste, einiger Bauernschläue bedarf, um sich Schritt für Schritt der Auflösung eines Verbrechens zu nähern.

Cotterill ist clever. Er serviert uns seine Geschichten mit einem Augenzwinkern, stattet Dr. Siri mit den Kräften eines Schamanen aus, der plötzlich Sprachen versteht, die außer den Einheimischen niemand spricht, und selbst nicht weiß, woher er seine fundamentalen Kenntnisse bezieht. Pech für die Obrigkeit, dass der Mann schon so alt ist, dass er sich leisten kann, eine eigene Meinung zu vertreten und Vorkommnissen auf den Grund zu gehen, die mancher Parteibonze lieber unter den Tisch kehren würde. (krimi-couch.de)
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Hoppetosse1 | 58 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
This is the fifth of a series, and while it would have helped to have read the earlier ones, this stands alone quite well. Dr. Siri, the reluctant coroner, is "abducted" by a small band of Hmong. They know of his reputation as a shaman, and seek his aid with a recalcitrant young woman. Meanwhile, back at his home base, his wife and friend aim to track down a nemesis, The Lizard, who continues her evil acts as described in earlier books.
 
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sleahey | 41 outras críticas | Dec 18, 2023 |
Rounding up to 3 stars because I'm so fond of these characters and this setting. But I'm not wild about the development of the mystical story line and the plot was all over the place.
 
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mmcrawford | 38 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |

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Clive Chafer Narrator
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Thomas Mohr Translator
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Amy Gulp Cover artist
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Estatísticas

Obras
47
Also by
5
Membros
7,383
Popularidade
#3,311
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
546
ISBN
377
Línguas
8
Marcado como favorito
34

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