The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

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Soho Press, Incorporated, Feb 19, 2013 - Fiction - 307 pages
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The long-awaited follow-up to 2011's Slash & Burn and the ninth installment in Colin Cotterill's bestselling mystery series starring the inimitable Lao national coroner, Dr. Siri

In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. A woman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was given a funeral and everyone in the village saw her body burned. Then, three days later, she was back in her house as if she'd never been dead at all. But now she's clairvoyant, and can speak to the dead. That's why the long-dead brother of a Lao general has enlisted her to help his brother uncover his remains, which have been lost at the bottom of a river for many years.
 
Lao national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, are sent along to supervise the excavation. It could be a kind of relaxing vacation for them, maybe, except Siri is obsessed with the pretty undead medium's special abilities, and Madame Daeng might be a little jealous. She doesn't trust the woman for some reason─is her hunch right? What is the group really digging for at the bottom of this remote river on the Thai border? What war secrets are being covered up?

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I love the series, and was worried it was ending. - Goodreads
People wanted an ending. - Goodreads
This time we have Madame Daeng writing her memoirs. - Goodreads
So these great religious gurus made some endings up. - Goodreads

Review: The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (Dr. Siri Paiboun #9)

User Review  - Jo Sullivan - Goodreads

Love this series! Favorite quotes: ..."the timelessness of river travel. For hours they hadn't seen anything the early French explorers wouldn't have experienced 100 years before...before the greed of ... Read full review

Review: The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (Dr. Siri Paiboun #9)

User Review  - Tina - Goodreads

This series has been an enjoyable one up to now, so I was happy to see a new adventure on the shelf. However, I have to say that this latest one disappointed. I'm sure there are followers who were ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Colin Cotterill was born in London in 1952. He trained as a teacher and worked in Israel, Australia, the US, and Japan before training teachers in Thailand and on the Burmese border. He wrote and produced a language teaching series for Thai national television and spent several years in Laos. Colin is involved in a number of social projects, many to benefit children. With his wife he set up a book and scholarship program in Laos and runs a small school for the children of Burmese migrants near his home.
All the while Colin continues with his two other passions: cartooning and writing. Since 2000 he has written over fifteen books, including the Dr. Siri crime series set in Laos. Colin lives in Chumphon in the south of Thailand with his wife where he rides his bicycle along the coast, decapitates coconuts, eats a lot of squid, plays with his dogs, and occasionally sits down to write.

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