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"A humorous and intelligent novel by the award-winning author of the popular Dr. Siri Phiboun series, Colin Cotterill."

Alan lives the life of an average adolescent: not too bad but not quite good enough to be chosen for The Team. The shadow of excellence of his classmates casts a gloom over his life. Then, one day, through a freak accident of the universe Average Alan finds himself in a world where he is a sports superstar, a genius and a heartthrob, all rolled into one.

Alan's life suddenly moves from the dark recesses and dark corners of the school laundry room to the center of the spotlight and the frightening glamour that inevitably surrounds fame. Nothing great comes without a cost. Average Alan is a story for all ages filled with Colin Cotterill's classic humour, grace and charm as you follow Alan from a nobody to a somebody.

Publishers Warning: We suspect Average Alan is highly biographical and that the author has sought to disguise his memoir as a work of fiction. But we have no solid evidence. We want our readers to beware that the author to the best of our knowledge has never been snared by fact-based reality.


Praise for the Dr. Siri mystery series:

"I love this elegantly written series, set in Laos with clever, septuagenarian coroner Dr. Siri. This one, the seventh, is the best, but all of them are terrific.... A delightful mix of history and politics, and an excellent mystery." - Toronto Globe and Mail

"Cotterill's superb seventh mystery ... has it all - a heroic protagonist, a challenging puzzle, and an exotic setting." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Praise for the Jimm Juree series:

"Cotterill effortlessly merges murder and mirth.... Impressively, the author manages to insert a serious human rights problem amid the larking around without hitting a false note, and is on track to duplicate the acclaim and commercial success of his Dr. Siri series."
- Publishers Weekly

"Definitely puts the fun in family dysfunction. Jimm, an Asian Stephanie Plum, rattles steadily to a solution, with many hilarious episodes along the way."
- Kirkus Reviews


About the Author
Colin Cotterill is the international award winning author of the Dr. Siri series set in Laos and Jimm Juree mysteries set in Thailand. Cotterill lives in Chumphon, the South of Thailand, with his wife, and his dogs. His Dr. Siri mystery series has been Book Sense Picks, and won the Dilys Award for Thirty-Three Teeth as well as a Crime Writers' Association Library Dagger.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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