Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill
A Jimm Juree Mystery

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In rural Thailand, former crime reporter Jimm Juree must grapple with her quirky family, a mysterious mother and daughter on the lam and the small matter of a head on the beach, in Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill. When Jimm Juree’s mother sold the family house and invested in a rundown 'holiday camp' at the southern end of Thailand on the Gulf of Siam, the family had little choice but to follow. Jimm Juree, who was well on her way to achieving her goal of becoming the primary crime reporter for the major daily newspaper in Chiang Mai, is less than thrilled to have lost her job as a reporter and to be stuck in the middle of nowhere where little of interest happens. So it is with mixed feelings that she greets the news that a head has washed up on the beach. It’s tragic, of course, but this could be the sort of sensational murder that would get her a byline in a major daily and keep her toehold on her journalism career. Now all she has to do is find out who was murdered, and why.
 

About Colin Cotterill

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Born in London, COLIN COTTERILL has worked as teacher in Israel, Australia, the U.S. and Japan before he started training teachers in Thailand. Cotterill and his wife live in a small fishing village on the Gulf of Siam in Southern Thailand. He has won the Dilys and a CWA Dagger and has been a finalist for several other awards.
 
Published June 19, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 335 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Cotterill effortlessly merges murder and mirth in his second light mystery featuring crime reporter Jimm Juree (after 2011’s Killed at the Whim of a Hat). Juree, who has reluctantly joined her eccentr

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Juree, who has reluctantly joined her eccentric family in rural Thailand, channels Bertie Wooster on making a grim find: “It’s always a bother to decide who to tell when you find a head on the beach.” Soon after her discovery, she runs afoul of two thugs from the Southern Rescue Mission Fou...

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Christian Science Monitor

Sassy crime reporter Jimm Juree returns in Colin Cotterill's new mystery series set in Thailand.

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Reviewing the Evidence

It's summertime and thoughts may turn to the beach, but if they do, it won't be the beach near Jimm Juree's home in southern Thailand during monsoon season.

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Mysterious Reviews

It upset me that it hadn't upset me enough.But Jimm Juree does the sensible thing, reporting her finding to the police, who seem singularly uninterested in the fact that there is a man somewhere missing his head, in Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach, the second mystery in this series by Colin ...

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Bookmarks Magazine

Airport hostages and hand grenades, monkeys and naked policemen - once more the sublime and the ridiculous clash at the Gulf Bay Lovely Resort and Restaurant.

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Asian Review of Books

... Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill ... Here is a book that
strives to educate as well as entertain, but Cotterill never imbues ...

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