Killed at the Whim of a Hat (CD-Audio)

By Colin Cotterill, Jeany Park (Narrator)

HighBridge Company, 9781611744965

Publication Date: July 19, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/22/2012)
Hardcover (7/19/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (11/1/2011)
Paperback (9/1/2011)
Hardcover (3/1/2011)

List Price: 34.95*
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Jimm Juree was a crime reporter for the Chiang Mai Daily Mail with a somewhat eccentric family. When she is forced to follow her family to a rural village on the coast of Southern Thailand, she’s convinced her career—maybe her life—is over. So when a van containing the skeletal remains of two hippies is inexplicably unearthed in a local farmer’s field, Jimm is thrilled. Shortly thereafter an abbot at a local Buddhist temple is viciously murdered.

Suddenly Jimm’s new life becomes somewhat more promising—and a lot more deadly. And if Jimm is to unravel the inexplicable events, it will take luck, perseverance, and the help of her entire family.

About the Author

Born in London, COLIN COTTERILL worked as teacher in Israel, Australia, the U.S. and Japan before he started training teachers in Thailand. Cotterill lives in a small fishing village on the Gulf of Siam in Southern Thailand. He’s won the Dilys and a CWA Dagger award.

JEANY PARK has acted with regional theatre companies such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she was a company member for three years, the Guthrie Theater, Penumbra Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, Victory Gardens Theatre, the Madison Repertory Theatre, and the History Theatre. She has also appeared in the feature film Drop Dead Gorgeous and on television in a special for ABC’s Kingdom Hospital. Jeany has also written for the stage and has had her plays produced in the Twin Cities, and in Geneseo, New York. She is a founding member of MaMa mOsAiC, a women of color theatre collective based in Minneapolis. Ms. Park currently resides in Ashland, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.

Praise For Killed at the Whim of a Hat

“Cotterill’s sense of humor is really what drives this. . . . Jeany Park was a good choice for the narration. . . . Her light, satirical tone matches that of the book perfectly.”
       —Audiobook Heaven

“A beautifully crafted look at life with a Thai twist. . . . Cotterill’s language is musical, with an offbeat cadence. . . . A solid plot runs neck and neck with the plain and simple joy of . . . a crackerjack narrative filled with droll humor and small asides that are never throwaways.”

“May be the best new international mystery series since the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.”
       —Booklist [starred review]

“Park’s performance proves as entertaining as it is charming.”
      —Publishers Weekly

“An affirmation that the universal language of nutty families is spoken everywhere.”
       —Charlotte Observer

“Jeany Park provides a great range in portraying Jimm, her eccentric family, the police, and other characters. This will appeal to those who enjoy mysteries set in exotic locations and books featuring clever female protagonists and cozy fans.”
       —Library Journal [starred review]