Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach: A Jimm Juree Mystery (Jimm Juree Mysteries)

by Colin Cotterill | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1250025184 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingeponine38wing of Winchester, Massachusetts USA on 10/20/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingeponine38wing from Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, October 20, 2017
I laughed so much in the first half of the book; it was funnier than its predecessor (Killed at the Whim of a Hat).

I must admit that it got a bit strange (even for me!) toward the end, though this was the author's way of trying to lighten a serious and timely social issue.

Not having read any of Cotterill's other (Dr. Siri Paiboun) series, I can't say how this compares, though Paiboun has several installments whereas there's only one more in this series. I wonder if they are as offbeat and humorous. Will have to try and see!

The "modified song lyrics at the beginning of each chapter were amusing and creative. :-) [There's an author's note at the end with the correct ones].

Journal Entry 2 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, October 20, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (10/20/2017 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA


Promised long ago to GoryDetails. Hope you like the insanity!

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, October 21, 2017
Thanks so much for the books! I really love the Dr. Siri books (starting with The Coroner's Lunch), and while this series has a different setting and characters I'm looking forward to reading it. (And I can't resist a title like that!)

Later: This was quite entertaining, though I admit I prefer the style and characters in the "Dr. Siri" series - Jimm was a bit too frenetic for my taste. Though I was amused to note a cover-blurb comparing Jimm to Stephanie Plum, an apt comparison!

Other characters include Jimm's transgender sister, other members of the family (including grandad, though despite his mention in the title he doesn't play an especially large part in the story), her gay policeman friend Chompu (who has rather a trying time here), and an assortment of increasingly-corrupt officials, criminals, and more. The plot gets quite dark with regard to the slavery-and-murder element, and doesn't pretend that justice will prevail, though there are a few wins here and there.

I did get a kick out of the "mondegreen" chapter titles - and my favorite bit had to do with the cavalry coming to Jimm's rescue, to the soundtrack of Abba's "Dancing Queen"!

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Daniel Webster Hwy (see text for details) in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, February 08, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (2/8/2018 UTC) at Daniel Webster Hwy (see text for details) in Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I left this book on a window ledge outside Trader Joe's on DW Hwy; hope the finder enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count release challenge, for the birds on the cover. See this year's GBBC here. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 5 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Brewster, Massachusetts USA on Friday, August 10, 2018
Interesting. Thought the ending was weak.

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