Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach

A Jimm Juree Mystery

By Colin Cotterill
Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312564544, 324pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2012

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Description

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 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 the Author
Kevin Cummings has lived in Bangkok Thailand since 2001. Kevin's interviews, book reviews and short stories have been featured over 50 times in Southeast Asian and USA newspapers, including the Bangkok Post, Phnom Penh Advisor and Chiang Mai CityNews. In another life Kevin Cummings once scored double figures against the Susanville maximum security prison basketball team, at the prison, was a dishwasher at the Lake Placid Lodge in the Adirondacks of New York, hitch-hiked from Vancouver, Canada to Chico, California and hopped a freight train from Roseville, California to Reno, Nevada and back with two of his mates just to play blackjack. In 2001 he met his future wife Ratree in Perth, Western Australia. In 2013 Kevin created a popular blog: Thailand Footprint. Its focus is on the people, places, things and music of Thailand and the region with a little Henry Miller philosophy thrown in. Kevin Cummings now splits his time between Thailand and a small beach community in Northern California, known as Surf City.



Praise For Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach

"Cotterill effortlessly merges murder and mirth.... Impressively, the author manages to insert a serious human rights problem amid the larking around without hitting a false note, and is on track to duplicate the acclaim and commercial success of his Dr. Siri series."
Publishers Weekly

"Definitely puts the fun in family dysfunction. Jimm, an Asian Stephanie Plum, rattles steadily to a solution, with many hilarious episodes along the way."
Kirkus Reviews

"The author's natural gift for irony ... is to be relished."
Library Journal

“Cotterill masterfully blends real-world issues . . . with appealing cozy elements and his trademark humor. Series readers will be thrilled with this installment and anxious for the next one.”
Booklist

“The best beach title around.”
New York Times

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