Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Giveaway - Killed at the Whim of a Hat - Colin Cotterill

To celebrate the release of the first book in a new series by  author Colin Cotterill, I have a copy of Killed at the Whim of a Hat to giveaway courtesy of St. Martin's Press.

From the publisher:

" With worldwide critical acclaim, Colin Cotterill is one of the most highly regarded “cult favorite” crime writers today. Now, with this new series, Cotterill is poised to break into the mainstream.

Set in present day rural Thailand, Cotterill is as sharp and witty, yet more engaging and charming, than ever before. Jimm Juree was a crime reporter for the Chiang Mai Daily Mail with a somewhat eccentric family—a mother who might be drifting mentally; a grandfather—a retired cop—who rarely talks; a younger brother obsessed with body-building, and a transgendered, former beauty pageant queen, former older brother. When Jimm 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, one of them wearing a hat, is inexplicably unearthed in a local farmer’s field, Jimm is thrilled. Shortly thereafter an abbot at a local Buddhist temple is viciously murdered, with the temple’s monk and nun the only suspects. Suddenly Jimm’s new life becomes somewhat more promising—and a lot more deadly. And if Jimm is to make the most of this opportunity, and unravel the mysteries that underlie these inexplicable events, it will take luck, perseverance, and the help of her entire family."
 
"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’s won the Dilys and a CWA Dagger, and has been a finalist for several other awards."

Sound good? Simply leave a comment to be entered. US only, no PO boxes please. Ends Sunday Aug 7th at 6 pm EST.

53 comments:

Linda said...

This sounds great. I just read his first Dr. Siri mystery, and I love the exotic setting and delightful characters he creates. Thanks for the giveaway.
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debbie said...

I love a great mystery, and I have never read one in this setting. I would love to read it.
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bermudaonion said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me. kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway which sounds fabulous. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

What a great book. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Maureen said...

It looks like an interesting story.
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Vidisha said...

Like the sound of the book..

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Kay said...

I like the sound of this one. We actually have friends who live in Chiang Mai. I'd love to read this book.

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Sue Farrell said...

I think this exotic setting and the strange family members will make this mystery a very interesting and fun read.
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ChristyJan said...

Sounds like a great read and a wonderful new series

I'd love to win a copy.

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carolsnotebook said...

I read one of his books and just loved the setting and characters. This one sounds amazing, too. Thanks for the chance.

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Carol N Wong said...

I love the cover, the setting and the title. This should be a sure fire winner.

Please enter me in this giveway.

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Julie said...

It sounds really good to me! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this great book:)

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Book Dilettante said...

I enjoy Cotterill's mysteries set in Cambodia. I'm sure I'd love this new series!

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Martha Lawson said...

Another new to me author! Love finding them. This one sounds great. I'd love to be entered to win.

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Margie said...

Looks interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

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shanaelyse said...

This looks unique and intriguing!

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Judy H said...

Would love to win.

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holdenj said...

It does sound good, thanks for the chance to win!
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Nancy said...

Mysteries are my favorite genre!

Nancy
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Anonymous said...

I would really like to win this book for my big family of readers.

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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a very good book.

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Anonymous said...

would really like to win this book

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Anonymous said...

Keep those suspense giveaways coming. LOL.

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rubynreba said...

Please enter me. Sounds like a very good mystery. Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

DR. SIRI mysteries are AWESOME.


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Desmond said...

Count me in, please!

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Nancy said...

sounds like a really good story.

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Joyce Delaney said...

How can you not want to read a book with this title? Looking forward to it!

Joyce Delaney said...

How can you not want to read a book with this title? Looking forward to it!

Karen said...

Sounds wonderful - count me in please :)

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Anonymous said...

I'm in love again! With Siri and all his friends. Just finished curse of the pogo stick, Now I want to start with the first book and read them chronolgically. Delighted to see that there is another series in modern Laos.

ellie said...

I love the Dr. Siri series and would love to read more from this author.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Theresa N. said...

I've added it to my reading list.
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Anonymous said...

Laura
Yes, it does sound good.

Stephanie said...

that sounds fantastic! i love mysteries!

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Anonymous said...

looks like a great book

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Diane52 said...

Read the exert...sounds interesting would love to read the entire book.
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John Ferris said...

This sounds interesting.
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Pamcakes said...

I am always looking for a great new author! Thanks for the tip. I would love to read this!
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Anonymous said...

I would like to read this work!

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Shari said...

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot

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Erin Cook said...

sounds like a good book count me in
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I love crime fiction.

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dvice12 said...

This book sounds great

AEKZ2 said...

Count me in! I'd like to read this.

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Roseann K. said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks!

April said...

Sounds like a great book, great giveaway

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purango said...

It sounds great. I would love to read this book. Thanks. garrettsambo@aol.com

kerri69 said...

This book sounds great would love to read it . Thanks for the contest


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Atreau said...

This sounds like a great book.