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Colin Cotterill - Author


Colin Cotterill was born in London and trained as a teacher and set off on a world tour that didn't ever come to an end. He worked as a Physical Education instructor in Israel, a primary school teacher in Australia, a counselor for educationally handicapped adults in the US, and a university lecturer in Japan. But the greater part of his latter years has been spent in Southeast Asia. Colin has taught and trained teachers in Thailand and on the Burmese border. He spent several years in Laos, initially with UNESCO and wrote and produced a forty-programme language teaching series; English By Accident, for Thai national television.

All the while, Colin continued with his two other passions; cartooning and writing. He contributed regular columns for the Bangkok Post but had little time to write. It wasn't until his work with trafficked children that he found himself sufficiently stimulated to put together his first novel, The Night Bastard (Suk's Editions. 2000).

Colin is married and lives in a fishing community on the Gulf of Siam with his wife, Jessi, and two very annoying dogs.

Author photo © Roy Hamric

If you like Colin Cotterill you might also like to read books by Tony Hillerman, Shamini Flint and Matt Rees.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Colin Cotterill

The Axe Factor A Jimm Juree Novel by Colin Cotterill
The Axe Factor A Jimm Juree Novel
Colin Cotterill
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. The next instalment in Cotterill's acclaimed crime series set in Thailand, featuring reporter Jimm Juree.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill
Killed at the Whim of a Hat
Colin Cotterill
Set in Thailand, a new series featuring a crime reporter and the most eccentric family you'll ever meet from the author of the brilliant, if a little quirky, Dr Siri novels.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2011
The Merry Misogynist by Colin Cotterill
The Merry Misogynist
Colin Cotterill
The next instalment in the Dr Siri series see’s the horrific murders of young newlywed brides being killed on their honeymoons. Dr Siri’s team set about discovering who is responsible. Another great story from the constantly entertaining, and slightly eccentric...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/04/2010
Curse of the Pogo Stick by Colin Cotterill
Curse of the Pogo Stick
Colin Cotterill
Colin Cotterill was the winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library 2009 - the prize awarded for an author's body of work. Dr Siri is back this time finding himself kidnapped while on a road trip with the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2009
Curse of the Pogo Stick by Colin Cotterill
Curse of the Pogo Stick
Colin Cotterill
Colin Cotterill was the winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library 2009 - the prize awarded for an author's body of work. Dr Siri is back this time finding himself kidnapped while on a road trip with the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2009
Anarchy and Old Dogs by Colin Cotterill
Anarchy and Old Dogs
Colin Cotterill
Another wonderful, whimsical, humorous and magical tale featuring an ancient chief coroner of Laos in the 1970s and his bunch of eccentric colleagues, here with a plot to overthrow the government to be thwarted. He has won this year’s Crime...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2009
Disco for the Departed by Colin Cotterill
Disco for the Departed
Colin Cotterill
Another outing for the sleuthing pathologist, Dr Siri. The great thing about these novels is the old fashioned crime solving, mixed with a little of Dr Siri’s supernatural skills, and the humour despite the nasty business of murder. All set...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2008
Thirty-three Teeth by Colin Cotterill
Thirty-three Teeth
Colin Cotterill
This is very special. It is the second in a series which you will enjoy on its own but appreciate a lot more if you read the first too (The Coroner’s Lunch). We are in Laos, 18 months into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2008
The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill
The Coroner's Lunch
Colin Cotterill
There will be comparisons to Alexander McCall Smith’s No.1 Ladies Detective Agency but this new series is different in many ways. The fascinating thing is that the books are set in Laos in 1976, a time and place rarely...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2007
The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill
The Coroner's Lunch
Colin Cotterill
There will be comparisons to Alexander McCall Smith’s No.1 Ladies Detective Agency but this new series is different in many ways. The fascinating thing is that the books are set in Laos in 1976, a time and place rarely...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2007

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