First U.S. edition.
374 pages : map ; 22 cm
A Jimm Juree Mystery ; 
Cotterill, Colin. Jimm Juree mystery ; 1.
"First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Quercus"--T.p. verso.
Jimm Juree was a crime reporter for the Chiang Mai Daily Mail with a somewhat eccentric family's 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. So when a van containing the skeletal remains of two hippies, one of them wearing a hat, is inexplicably unearthed in a local farmer's field, Jimm is thrilled. Shortly thereafter an abbot at a local Buddhist temple is viciously murdered, with the temple's monk and nun the only suspects. Suddenly Jimm's new life becomes somewhat more promising, and a lot more deadly.