This is an interesting little cozy set in Thailand. The quirky family reminds me a lot of the Meg Langslow Mysteries by Donna Andrews. There are two mysteries in this story - who killed the abbot and how did the couple in the VW Kombi die. Jimm Juree, a Thai crime reporter who has moved with her family to a small village in southern Thailand, helps the local law enforcement solve these mysteries.
I enjoyed this story and hope there will be more about these characters.