Collin Cotterill is a London-based crime writer, cartoonist, and teacher. He was born on October 2, 1952, in London, UK. Cotterill possesses a dual Australian and English citizenship. However, currently, Coterill resides in in Southeast Asia where one of his best performing series, Dr. Siri Paiboun is set. Since Cotterill trained as a teacher, he served as a Physical Education tutor in Israel, a counselor for educationally challenged adults in the United States, a primary school tutor in Australia and a lecturer in Japan. Recently Collin Cotterill trained and taught teachers on the Burmese border and Thailand. Through the years, Cotterill became involved in various child protection programs within the region of Thailand. He even established an NGO, which he ran for the first years.
Order of Dr. Siri Paiboun Series
|1||The Coroner's Lunch||2004|
|3||Disco for the Departed||2006|
|4||Anarchy and Old Dogs||2007|
|5||Curse of the Pogo Stick||2008|
|6||The Merry Misogynist||2009|
|7||Love Songs from a Shallow Grave||2010|
|8||Slash and Burn||2011|
|9||The Woman Who Wouldn't Die||2013|
|10||Six and a Half Deadly Sins||2015|
|11||I Shot the Buddha||2016|
During this period, Cotterill was a regular contributor, for the Bangkok post. Suk Edition published Cotterill’s first novel in the year 2000. Due to the positive review and feedback that his novel received, Cotterill was prompted to become a full-time writer. Soho Press published Collin Cotterill subsequent books include the Evil in The Land Without, which was published in the year 2003, The Coroner’s Lunch in the year 2004. On June 2009, the Crime Writers Association awarded Cotterill with a Dagger in the Library Award. This award was given to Cotterill for being a crime fiction writer whose work is going to give the greatest service to library users. Apart from being an author, Cotterill was also a regular cartoonist for numerous national publications.
Dr. Siri Paiboun Awards
In the year 2008, the first installment in this series was nominated for a CWA Duncan Lawrie Award. Five years later, Stop It, You are Killing Me, the 6th installment in the Dr. Siri Paiboun was nominated for a Dilys Award. Both of these books did not win the respective awards; however, they still gave author Colin Cotterill the public recognition that he truly deserved.
Dr. Siri Paiboun Books into Movies
The fifth installment in the Dr. Siri Paiboun, the Curse of the Pogo Stick was selected for a film adaptation in the year 2008. However, up to this date, the film adaptation is yet to be released.
Best Dr. Siri Paiboun Books
The Coroners Lunch: The first installment in the Dr. Siri Paiboun book series. As the first installment, the Coroner’s Lunch is an exceedingly pleasurable and refreshing read. Coroner’s Lunch is set a crime/mystery novel with a dose of the supernatural and a little bit of humor thrown in as well. The reader is going to fall in love with the protagonist, Dr. Siri Paiboun, who is a little bit of an uncharacteristic hero who is not only charming but also exceedingly convincing, despite his background. Unlike most heroes in crime and mystery books, Dr. Siri is not a detective, but rather he is a trained physician. However, with retirement on his mind, Dr. Siri soon finds himself serving as the nation’s coroner.
After serving for a few and monotonous short months, Siri and his assistants, Mr, Gueng and nurse Dtui, find themselves at the center of a high-profile case, with the various party officials closely monitoring the trio. Regardless as to whether supernatural books are not your cup of tea, this installment will work for you. Some of the religious superstitions undoubtedly makes this book an excellent read, especially from a cultural perspective. Siri soon finds out that he has the gift after his former customers begin to visit him. With that said, all the characters in this book have been well drawn, especially the protagonist, Dr. Siri. As the book progresses, we get to learn so much about his beliefs, his past, sense of humanity and his kindness.
Overall, this is a fun read that will make you want to delve into the next books in the series. If you are a fun of mystery in an exceedingly exotic setting that has a fascinating historical background, then the Coroner’s Lunch is a must read.
Other Books That You May Like
If you love crime mystery series, then you are going to love the “Lew Archer” book series. The first installment in this series is the Way Some People Die, and the author takes the reader to a rundown house, which is located in Santa Monica. While in the house, one Mrs. Samuel Lawrence presses several crumbled bills into the hands of one Lew Archer. She asks Lew to locate Galatea, her wandering daughter. Galatea has been described in the book as crazy for men and lastly was seen driving off with Joe Tarantine, a small-time gangster. However, it does not take long before bodies begin to pile up. With that said, this installment is filled with delinquents, dope and murder, making it a classic read.