Monday, January 9, 2012
Killed at the Whim of a Hat
Now this is a great book title. About halfway through the story, the author Colin Cotterill, explains where the odd phrase comes from. Hint: one of our illustrious presidents who had trouble getting his mouth wrapped around his words.
Anyway, the story is the first-person account of Jimm Juree, a crime reporter living in the south of Thailand. There are two mysteries so far: how did the two people whose skeltons were found buried in an VW van come to die and who killed the Abbot? It is all great fun with some wonderful characters...Jimm's brother who is now her sister; Mair, their mother who bought a run-down resort and moved the entire family there; a grandfather who for years was a traffic policeman and was never promoted because he wouldn't take bribes; and a gay policeman who is smart as a whip and is helping Jimm in her detection.
I am enjoying the ride and can hardly wait to see how it all turns out. I do so love a mystery with a sense of humor!