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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (741 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colin Cotterill Narrator: Jeany Park Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jimm Juree Mysteries Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9781611744972
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Crime reporter Jimm Juree is forced to follow her family to a rural village in Southern Thailand and she's convinced her career is over. When a van containing two skeletons is unearthed nearby, she's thrilled. But when the abbot at a local Buddhist temple Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Webcowgirl | 2/16/2014

    " While this was a digestible mystery, it lacked the charm of Cotterill's Dr Siri books, and basically just kind of got us from point A to point B. Missable but probably fine for a long flight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 2/1/2014

    " A fun book to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amweatherill | 1/29/2014

    " New series by the author of the Dr. Siri novels "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Lynne | 1/27/2014

    " I would rank this as 3 and half stars. I kept putting the book down before I finally sat down and finished it off. It took a while for the main character to grow on me and even now, I'm not sure I would read a second book. I liked the setting, but it could have taken place any where. The mystery was really not set up so that you could figure out what had happened. I like to try to do that, so it was a little disappointing. But, there were some intriguing characters introduced and I did like that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/23/2014

    " Nice new series by Cotterill - he used alot of G. Dubya's funny quotes (why the hate on GW?...I kid, I kid) and that was fun. I really like the characters here - Jimm, the main journalist/sleuth, is fun and her take on things is cool. I don't quite understand why there has to be transsexuals, gays and lesbians but there seem to be alot of them in this area of Thailand. The story itself left a bit to be desired because the 'killer' ended up being kind of just introduced at the end....however, if it's more about the characters and their interactions then Cotterill hits the mark for me. Will definitely check out the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 1/17/2014

    " Liked it. Crazy character type of mystery. Light and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tdevany | 1/17/2014

    " i actually enjoy Dr Siri much more. this was a little slow for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Spear | 1/11/2014

    " I loved this book. It was written with deft humor and real affection for the oddball characters thar populate this story! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pete | 12/7/2013

    " Fankly did not think it was up to the "Coroner" series. I'll probably follow the series, though....maybe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 11/19/2013

    " Had a little trouble getting into it in the beginning. But once I did, I really enjoyed another cast of quirky characters from Colin Cotterill. I miss Dr. Siri, but I think this series promises to be almost as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 4/7/2013

    " Great new series from one of the most entertaining mystery writers out there. Loved the old Lao coroner and now I love the young Thai journalist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 3/14/2013

    " This author reminds me of Alexander McCall Smith but without the twee factor, which makes his books much more enjoyable for me. I very much like the new protagonist and hope we see more of her, though would be sad to think that Dr. Siri has been shelved permanently. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sangeeta | 1/30/2013

    " have enjoyed the characters (quirky) and settings (far east) of both the coroner's lunch and this book. but i've been losing interest in the mystery genre over the past few years...so maybe would have liked them more if i'd read them another time. but cute and entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizbuf | 12/9/2012

    " Absolutely loved it! Lively, fun and engrossing. Lovable characters (thought I'd miss Siri, but Jimm Juree is just brilliant!). Can't wait to the next in this series... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 10/26/2012

    " Very fun first installment for this mystery series. The author already has a successful previous series going, but I have not read any those. Interesting setting, Thailand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alaska | 9/8/2012

    " This was a total departure for Mr. Cotterill's previous books. I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elizabeth george | 6/2/2012

    " Not my usual choice of a book. I loved it. Very funny, very light, very short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/21/2012

    " clever, funny, quirky characters. the audio was very good. good mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blair | 4/8/2012

    " Cotterill is my new favorite author. Well drawn characters, original location(Thailand),compassionate and a great sense of humor. Looking forward to reading his Dr. Siri series (set in Laos) beginning with The Coroner's Lunch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CarolineFromConcord | 3/1/2012

    " Slow start with little dialogue; gets better. Cotterill is clearly tired of Dr. Siri in Laos and has come up with a woman reporter in Thailand and an offbeat family. Could be a good series. The chapter-heading malapropisms from George W. Bush are great, although they are tenuously tied to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora | 11/2/2011

    " I'm only a few chapters into this book, but it looks like a winner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Guna | 10/31/2011

    " This is another great mystery by Cotterill, but this time the protagonist is a female journalist in Thailand. It is a very funny book, and the journalist is trying to solve a very interesting mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/27/2011

    " I was expecting another sequel in the Dr. Siri series, and so was dearly disappointed. This mystery is fun, but I didn't care about the characters nearly as much. The George W. Bush quotes are great, however (note the title). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 10/24/2011

    " Cotterill's new series. Like the characters a lot. same dry wit and good-heartedness. Alas, now I've read all of his books and now must wait. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 10/3/2011

    " I have thoroughly enjoyed the start of this new Cotterill series! Clever writing, great mystery and fully realized characters will bring me back to the next book. In the meantime, I'm back to Dr. Siri. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 9/16/2011

    " amusing, liked first half better than ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 8/29/2011

    " New series for this quthor--set in Thailand rather than Laos, and in a town I loved--Chiang Mai--well constructed murder mystery, and promising new series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 8/28/2011

    " 4.5 stars. a wonderful read. Cotterill creates such wonderful characters; I want to meet them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 8/18/2011

    " Had a little trouble getting into it in the beginning. But once I did, I really enjoyed another cast of quirky characters from Colin Cotterill. I miss Dr. Siri, but I think this series promises to be almost as good. "

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About the Author
Author Colin Cotterill

Colin Cotterill was born in London. He has taught in Australia, the United States, and Japan and lived for many years in Laos where he worked for nongovernmental social-service organizations. He now writes full time and lives in Thailand. His books have been Book Sense Picks, and he has won the Dilys Award and the Crime Writers’ Association’s Dagger in the Library Award.

About the Narrator

Jeany Park received her professional life coach certification in 2013 in Portland, Oregon. Jeany was a theater artist in a previous life, but has always been that friend, or family member that lent a sympathetic ear, offering feedback and observations to many during their time of need. Jeany has acted at regional theaters across the country including the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. Her play 100 Men’s Wife was produced at St. Paul’s History Theatre, and won the 2007 Award for Best New Play from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Jeany is also a wife and mother and lives in West Linn, Oregon with her amazing family.