Three Starred Reviews for Killed at the Whim of a Hat

KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT kicks off a sharp and charming new series by the internationally bestselling, critically acclaimed author, Colin Cotterill. Cotterill drops the reader smack dab into present day rural Thailand, right into the heart of an eccentric family's drama.

And reviewers are slapping stars all over it.

"This outstanding series debut from the author of the Dr. Siri Paiboun mysteries (LOVE SONGS FROM A SHALLOW GRAVE) would appeal to crossover readers who enjoy well-developed ensemble casts and a sense of the absurd. It’s not just about Thailand; Cotterill understands people and writes subtle humor like a master." —Library Journal (starred review) 

"Cotterill combines plenty of humor with fascinating and unusual characters, a solid mystery, and the relatively unfamiliar setting of southern Thailand to launch what may be the best new international mystery series since the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency." —Booklist (starred review)

"Cotterill (THE CORONER'S LUNCH and six other mysteries featuring Laotian coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun) combines a wry narrative voice with an appealing picture of a world unfamiliar to most Americans." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT will be available 7/19/2011 from Minotaur.

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