Colin Cotterill Books

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Colin Cotterill is a very motivating man who is talented in different fields including teaching, crime writing and cartooning. He was born in 2nd October 1952 in London but he has dual citizenship; English and Australian. In the beginning of his career he was worked as a teacher in different organizations in different countries. In Israel, he started working as a Physical Trainer, in Japan he was a lecturer in a university, in Australia he taught in a primary school and he has trained a lot of teachers around the World. He has written a series for Thailand National Television named “English by Accident”. Currently he lives in Southern Thailand with his beloved wife.

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Order of Dr. Siri Paiboun Series

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1 The Coroner's Lunch 2004 Description / Buy
2 Thirty-Three Teeth 2005 Description / Buy
3 Disco for the Departed 2006 Description / Buy
4 Anarchy and Old Dogs 2007 Description / Buy
5 Curse of the Pogo Stick 2008 Description / Buy
6 The Merry Misogynist 2009 Description / Buy
7 Love Songs from a Shallow Grave 2010 Description / Buy
8 Slash and Burn 2011 Description / Buy
9 The Woman Who Wouldn't Die 2013 Description / Buy
10 Six and a Half Deadly Sins 2015 Description / Buy
11 I Shot the Buddha 2016 Description / Buy
12 The Rat Catchers' Olympics 2017 Description / Buy
13 Don't Eat Me 2018 Description / Buy
14 The Second Biggest Nothing 2019 Description / Buy
15 The Delightful Life of a Suicide Pilot 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Jimm Juree Series

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1 Killed at the Whim of a Hat 2011 Description / Buy
2 Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach 2012 Description / Buy
3 Hidden Genders (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
4 The Axe Factor 2013 Description / Buy
5 The Amok Runners 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Jimm Juree Case Files Series

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1 The Funeral Photographer (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
2 When You Wish Upon a Star (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
3 Highway Robbery (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
4 The Zero Finger Option (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
5 Trash (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
6 Spay With Me (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
7 Sex on the Beach (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
8 Smelly Man (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
9 Maprao Syndrome (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
10 Tom Tom (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
11 Whale Vomit (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy
12 Lost Property (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Colin Cotterill Standalone Novels

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1 The Night Bastard 2000 Description / Buy
2 Evil In The Land Without 2003 Description / Buy
3 Pool and its Role in Asian Communism 2005 Description / Buy
4 Average Alan 2013 Description / Buy
5 Bleeding in Black and White 2015 Description / Buy
6 The Motion Picture Teller 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Colin Cotterill Short Story Collections

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1 Ageing Disgracefully: Short Stories about Atrocious Old People 2009 Description / Buy
2 Famous Last Selfies (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy

Colin Cotterill Anthologies

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1 Damn Near Dead 2006 Description / Buy
2 A Study in Sherlock 2011 Description / Buy
3 The Usual Santas 2016 Description / Buy
4 Sunshine Noir 2016 Description / Buy
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The author started his writing career in the year 2000 with his first novel “The Night Bastard”. After this novel he has written a lot of novels, series and short books mainly based on crimes. We will know about his books and publications in the next section. The author has received many awards and nominations for his writing and he was also involved in many social tasks. He has set up a NGO in Phuket for child protection. He was also associated with ECPAT which is an organization that fights against child pornography and prostitution. He is a great protestor of pornography and prostitution and always find ways to raise his voice against these mean acts.

Even though Colin Cotterill started his writing career quite late, he has earned a lot of reputation being a great crime writer. Since 2000 he has written a lot of series and novels and all his writing have recieved huge appreciation from the readers. The first book was “The Night Bastard (2000)” but according to sources he did not get any money for this book from the publisher. His first paid novel was “Evil in The Land Without(2003)”. The first series written by Colin Cotterill was “Dr. Siri Paiboun” series which has 11 editions till now including “The Coroner’s Lunch (2004)”, “Thirty-Three Teeth (August 2005)”, “Curse of Pogo Stick (August 2008)”.

After that he has written another series named Jimm Juree series and three novels has published on this series including “Killed at Whim of a Hat (July 2011)”, “Grandad”, “The Axe Factor (April 2014)”. There are many other books has been written by this author and some of the publications include Ageing Disgracefully (October 2009) and many others.

Colin Cotterill Awards

As mentioned earlier Colin Cotterill has earned a lot of awards and nominations throughout his career for his writings. He was first nominated for “The Coroner’s Lunch” in 2005 for Barry “Best First Novel”. In 2006 he has received Dilys Award for “Thirty Three Teeth”, a book from the famous series. In 2008 he was shortlisted for the award “CWA Dagger” but he did not receive the award. In 2009 he received the CWA honor for the same series. These are few reputed awards he received. owever, apart from these he received many other awards and honored by many organizations.

Best Colin Cotterill Books

All of the books written by Colin Cotterill are really great but some best books written by the author include:

The Coroner’s Lunch: The story of the book is set in Laos describing the situation of the country in 1976. The main character of the book or series is Dr Siri Paiboun who is a Paris-trained doctor. The 72 year old doctor has been appointed as a state coroner even though he had no experience, training or equipment to fit that job. However, all things are going well until the death of a famous party leader’s wife. According to the husband she died because of food poisoning but Siri has suspected that it is not simply an accident rather she was murdered and then he got engaged to find the real cause of this death.

Anarchy and Old Dogs: It is another famous book written by Colin Cotterill. Here, the doctor faces a new case where a blind, retired dentist gets killed by a logging truck while crossing the road to post a letter. It seems a very simple accidental death but the letter on his hand turns this case into a very complicated and challenging case for Dr. Siri Paiboun. Then what? You can read the book to know the full story.

Thirty Three Teeth: This is the second book in the Dr. Siri Paibaoun Mystery series. As one of the last doctors left in Loas after the Communist takeover, Dr. Paibaoun is assigned to the city coroner. He is quite unqualified for the job as it was not his specialty whatsoever, but he does have one thing that makes him good at his job: curiosity. He doesn’t mind incurring the wrath of the ruling Communist party in his search to solve the murders either. When there is a series of what looks to be bear bites killing the bodies coming across his desk, he looks to investigate. There’s also the case of the governement official who ran full speed through a 70-story window and the charred remains from a helicopter crash at the temple at Luang Prabang. The more cases he comes across, the more Dr. Paibaoun realizes that not all is fine and well in the city of Laos.

Another series by Cotterill is the Jim Jurree Case Files and the first book in the series is called The Funeral Photographer. Jimm Jurree is a female detective and news reporter. She doesn’t report the news as much as she is the news, when she solves the cases with the help of her strange family. This one sees Jimm exiled from the north of Thailand and sent to the south where she finds some more trouble. This is a short and part of a series of short novellas by Cotterill following the Jim Jurree character. They all have his trademark puzzles, humor, and love for human life.

When Does The Next Colin Cotterill book come out?

Colin Cotterill doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Motion Picture Teller and was released on January, 17th 2023.

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