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Interview with Colin Cotterill
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lars Schafft Sep 6, 2008.


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Essen, Germany
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Chief editor of, Germany's leading online magazine for crime fiction from all over the world.
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Back from Harrogate

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writings Festival in Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK, is over. What an exciting experience! Thanks to the organisation team for a great festival - well, and very warm wishes to the Crown's hotel manager. We will come back, like it or don't ;-)

Colin Cotterill (on the right) talked to me about his novel The Coroner's Lunch.…


Posted on July 22, 2008 at 6:34pm

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At 2:41am on September 29, 2008, Eva Batonne said…

The title of my book is RESURRECTION DIVA, it's a police procedural. You can check out my website if you like:

Would you like to review my book? You can receive a free review copy by emailing my publisher,

Liz at

- I would be so honored.

Best thoughts,

Eva Batonne
At 1:57am on July 26, 2008, Patricia Gulley said…
Very good interview with Colin Cotterill. I loved all of his Dr. Siri books, one of the few authors whose books I buy hot off the press.
And yes, I do believe there are many places and time periods and cultures that have not been explored in mystery. And I agree with him that his books are more mystery than crime fiction, and I would still call them cozies.
I do not agree with him about elder protagonists. He isn't keeping up with the latest series of older, retired protagonists in mystery and I think he forgot about Miss Marple. And his comment about a dead protagonist, again, he isn't keeping up.
At 1:03am on July 24, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Lars
I'm also a big fan of A Fish Called Wanda and The Big Lebowski, which I watched again just the other night. I hope to make your favorite author list someday too.
At 6:12pm on July 22, 2008, Karen from AustCrime said…
Hello Lars - quite a coincidence to find you here as Krimi was mentioned on the weekend ... Garry Disher was a speaker at the first ever Crime and Justice Festival here in Melbourne.

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