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Number Six: Spay With Me

Number Six: Spay With Me

Автором Colin Cotterill

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Number Six: Spay With Me

Автором Colin Cotterill

49 pages
44 minutes
Jul 21, 2018


Number Six: Spay With Me is the sixth 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.

On the day I sent one of my mother’s dogs to hell, someone robbed the Siam Commercial Bank in Pak Nam. The two events sound unrelated, but they weren’t. The connection between the two was me and one amazingly bad decision I made. This will all become evident as I talk you through the events of that Thursday.

Jul 21, 2018

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Born in London, Colin Cotterill has worked as teacher in Israel, Australia, the U.S. and Japan before he started training teachers in Thailand. Cotterill and his wife live in a small fishing village on the Gulf of Siam in Southern Thailand. He has won the Dilys and a CWA Dagger and has been a finalist for several other awards. His Jimm Juree Mysteries include Killed at the Whim of a Hat; Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach, and The Axe Factor.

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Number Six - Colin Cotterill

Number Six

Spay With Me

A Jimm Juree Short Story

By Colin Cotterill

Number Six: Spay With Me

Copyright © Colin Cotterill, 2018

First published DCO Books 2018

eBook Edition published by

DCO Books, 2018

Proglen Trading Co., Ltd.

Bangkok Thailand


ISBN 978-616-456-004-8

All Rights Reserved

This book is a work of fiction. All names, characters, and other elements of the story are either the product of the author's imagination or else are used only fictitiously. Any resemblance to real characters, living or dead, or to real incidents, is entirely coincidental.

Also by Colin Cotterill

Dr. Siri Paiboun series

The Coroner's Lunch (2004)

Thirty-Three Teeth (August 2005)

Disco For the Departed (August 2006

Anarchy and Old Dogs (August 2007)

Curse of the Pogo Stick (August 2008)

The Merry Misogynist (August 2009)

Love Songs from a Shallow Grave (August 2010)

Slash and Burn (October 2011)

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (January 2013)

Six and a Half Deadly Sins (May 2015)

The Rat Catchers' Olympics (August 2017)

Jimm Juree series

Killed at the Whim of a Hat (July 2011)

Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach (June 2012)

The Axe Factor (April 2014)

The Amok Runners (June 2016)

Other publications

Evil in the Land Without (2003)

Ethel and Joan Go to Phuket (2004)

Pool and its Role in Asian Communism (2005)

Cyclelogical (2006)

Ageing Disgracefully (2009)

Bleeding in Black and White (2015)


Introduction to Jimm Juree

Spay With Me


Brief description of how the Jurees ended up in Maprao, the buttock-hole of the earth.

I’ll keep this brief because it still irks me to tell our story. My name is Jimm Juree and I was, at one stage, a mere liver failure away from fame and fortune in Chiang Mai. But our mother, Mair, dragged the family down south to run a decrepit seaside resort on the Gulf of Thailand. I’m a reporter. A real one. And as soon as the head of the crime desk at the Chiang Mai Mail completed his impending suicide by Mekhong Whisky, I was to step into his moldy old shoes; only the second female in the country to hold such a prestigious position.

Then Mair – nutty as peanut brittle – sold our family home without telling us and headed south. With her went her father, Granddad Jah, the only Thai traffic policeman to go through an entire career without accepting bribes or kickbacks, my brother, Arny, a wimpy lamb with the body of a Greek God, and me. The only one to pass up on family obligation was Sissy, my transsexual brother. Once a cabaret star, and briefly a TV celebrity, now an ageing recluse, Sissy had become something of an internet criminal and although I haven’t forgiven her for deserting us, I do find her skills useful from time to time.

You see, although I would never have guessed it, Maprao and its environs is a hotbed of crime. Although I’m technically the part-time social events reporter for the shitty local newspaper, barely a week goes by that I’m not chasing down some misdemeanor or another. Our local police (who make the Keystone Cops look like the SAS) are of the belief

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