There’s a Head on the Beach-Colin Cotterill

There’s a Head on the Beach

Colin Cotterill

Minotaur, Jun 19 2012, $24.99

ISBN: 9780312564544

 

Thirtyish Jimm Juree remains reeling from her mother’s decision to sell the family home and business without warning.  The matriarch moved the extended family from the north to the south to Chumphon Province off of the Gulf of Siam leaving Jimm heartbroken as she was on the verge of having the Chiang Mai Daily Mail naming her as the second female senior crime reporter in Thailand (see (see Killed at the Whim of a Hat).

 

In her new rural home, Jimm finds a head on the beach.  The Southern Rescue Mission Foundation sends two thugs to insure Jimm understands she saw nothing.  Though she lost her journalism position, Jimm like any good reporter does not accept threats; instead of running away from the crime, she investigates the head on the beach.

 

The second Jimm Juree Thai mystery is a wonderful jocular whodunit in which mangled phonetic lyrics from pop songs and eccentric family dynamics are merged effortlessly with an insightful look at a major rights issue.  The storyline is fast-paced from the onset as readers will enjoy watching the “Dancing Queen” (ABBA) do her investigative gig.

 

Harriet Klausner

 

 

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