Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Giveaway - Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach - Colin Cotterill

Okay, so did the title make you look twice?!

Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach is Colin Cotterill's second entry in his Jimm Juree mystery series.

From the publisher Minotaur Books:

"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."

"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."

Sound like a book you'd like to read? Thanks to the generosity of Macmillan Books, I have two copies to giveaway. Simply leave a comment to be entered. US only. Ends July 21/12.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, the title got my attention! Thanks for the chance...

Liene @ LLucane at yahoo dot com

rossjenc said...

Sounds like a summer read I would enjoy. Please consider me. Thanks!

bermudaonion said...

This sounds good, even with that title! I'd love to be entered. kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

DarcyO said...

What a title! Yes, I'd like to read this one. Thanks for the chance.

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petite said...

Lovely and perfect for summer. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Enjoyable giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kaye said...

That certainly is a title that catches the eye and made me read it twice. Please enter me in the drawing.

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Tracey said...

Definitely sounds like an interesting summertime read! I'd love to be chosen to receive it.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

HOW could anyone resist a title, like that????? ,-)

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"Auntie"

Nathaly Habich said...

Sounds really good! Please consider me. Thanks!
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Carl said...

Although I haven't yet read the first Jimm Juree book I'm certainly intrigued by the synopsis of this one . It sounds like a quirky, Asian, Alexander McCall Smith. Please enter my name in the draw to win G,TaHotB. Thanks.

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lag123 said...

Love the title and would love to read this series!

lag123 said...

Just as I hit the button, I realized I didn't leave my email.

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Sue Farrell said...

The title definitely grabbed my attention---I want to read this book.
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Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Yup! That title definitely gave me pause!

Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

Sounds like a good one!
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Linda Kish said...

I can't pass up a book with a title like that.

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Nancye said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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rubynreba said...

This book looks like a very good one! The title is very catchy!
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Maureen said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway!
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ngspitznagle said...

Absolutely love the title! Sounds like a wonderful summer evening read too.

Murphy Waggoner said...

Love the title and love the cover. Would also love to have a copy!

Teresa said...

Yes, definitely a catchy title & interesting sounding characters.
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rhonda said...

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