Colin Cotterill (born 2 October 1952) is a London-born teacher, crime writer and cartoonist. Cotterill has dual English and Australian citizenship; however, he currently lives in Southeast Asia, where he writes the award-winning Dr. Siri mystery series set in the People's Democratic Republic of Laos.
"First, my only appointment of the week phoned to postpone. Second, on the TV news I was astounded to see scenes from our own Highway 41 where an armoured security van had been deserted minus its cash. And, third, I was awoken just before midnight by the sound of groaning coming from the empty shop house beside mine. It was a while before I learned how these three events were connected."
Number Two: When You Wish Upon a Star is a fictional short story by Colin Cotterill. It is the second in a series of eBook short stories based on his fictional Thai woman journalist and crime solver, Jimm Juree. In this story a car drives into a river and a woman is dead. A terrible accident and a broken hearted husband. Or it would be if Jimm’s sixth sense hadn’t cut in.
The Funeral Photographer is the first in a new series of Colin Cotterill short stories featuring his female news reporter and detective, Jimm Juree. Fans of Jimm know her from the four novels where, with the help of the members of her strange family, she usually solves the crime. Move over Miss Marple, Jimm Juree does it for the 21st Century.
Evil in the Land Without By Colin Cotterill
A thrilling chase for a child abuser and murderer that spans three continents, Europe, Africa and Asia. The English detective's own family is at risk as he attempts to find a most evil man.
Evil in the Land Without was Colin Cotterill's second novel published in 2003 by Asia Books.
A funny and moving tale set during the secret war in Laos. The Year is 1970. Waldo Monk is 65 years old, a widower, and two months away from retirement after a lifetime at Roundly's pool-ball factory in Mattfield, Indiana. Quite how he ends up in Laos is well worth finding out.