Category Archives: Colin Cotterill

Crime Fiction Alphabet: O is for Old People

Perhaps my inability to really get into YA novels has more to do with the sad reality that I’m closer to receiving my senior’s card than I am to having had a student bus pass.  Anyway, I do rather like … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Ann Cleeves, Christopher Fowler, Colin Cotterill, Crime Fiction Alphabet, Dorothy Gillman, list | 15 Comments

Review: Thirty Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill

I find I cannot provide you a sensible synopsis of this book, at least not without giving away plot spoilers and/or jokes that Cotterill tells far better than I ever could. Suffice it to say that we’re in Laos in … Continue reading

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2009 – The Favourites

I don’t rely entirely on my ratings for including a book into my favourite reads of the year. There’s also an indefinable ‘something-about-it-stuck-in-my-head-long-after-finishing’ quality that comes into play and that element is unknown when I give my rating (which I … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian Hyland (Aus), books of the year, Colin Cotterill, Denise Mina, Johan Theorin, Karin Alvtegen, list, Malla Nunn (Aus), Matt Beynon Rees, Reginald Hill, Stieg Larsson, Tom Rob Smith | 7 Comments

Review: The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill

Title: The Coroner’s Lunch (the first Dr Siri Investigation) Author: Colin Cotterill (and he blogs here) Publisher: Quercus [originally 2005?, this edition 2007] ISBN: 978-1-84724-196-2 Length: 400 pages Setting: Laos, 1976 Genre: Amateur sleuth ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ My rating: … Continue reading

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