series starring Dr. Siri, Laotian coroner in 70s Laos, I went on to his new second series set in present day Thailand.
Killed at the Whim of a Hat "Jimm Juree was a crime reporter for the Chiang Mai Daily Mail
with a somewhat eccentric family—a mother who might be drifting
mentally; a grandfather—a retired cop—who rarely talks; a younger
brother obsessed with body-building, and a transgendered, former beauty
pageant queen, former older brother. When Jimm is forced to follow her
family to a rural village on the coast of Southern Thailand, she’s
convinced her career—maybe her life—is over."
Each chapter begins with a quote from George Bush the Younger - a Bushism. One of which contains the phrase 'killed at the whim of a hat'. Oddest literary device I've ever seen but makes sense later in the book.
I'm reading Grandad there's a Head on the Beach which has an equally hilarious chapter heading trick.
I love, love, love these books and I'm out after I finish this one until Mr. Cotterill releases another book.