The Coroner's Lunch: A Dr Siri Murder Mystery

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Quercus Publishing, Dec 7, 2007 - Fiction - 271 pages
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Life has taken a funny turn for Siri Paiboun. After years in obscurity, his country needs him. He is to be their only coroner. Because he's the only doctor left.

It's not as flattering as it could be, and when one of the leaders' wives turns up in his hot, shabby, smelly morgue, and he's expected to solve her murder, things take a turn for the worse. He has no experience, training or equipment to speak of, and his only hope are his two trusty assistants - neither of whom know anything either - and his own mental resources.

As if this weren't enough, the tortured bodies of several soldiers start floating to the surface of a lake and this second case is even more politically charged than his first. Only Siri's wit, charm and sense of the ridiculous will get him through this

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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

This is the first book and the reader's introduction to the Dr. Siri series. Set in Laos 1976, Siri Paiboun is a 72-year old doctor and veteran of the uprising that put the Communists in power that ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Dr Siri Paiboun was trained in France, but returned to his native Laos as a loyal member of the Communist Party. Now one of the country’s few remaining physicians, at age 72 he’s been appointed as the ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Colin Cotterill was born in London. He has taught in Australia, the USA and Japan and lived for many years in Laos where he worked for nongovernmental social service organizations. He now writes full-time and lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Colin won the 2009 CWA Dagger in the Library Award for his Dr Siri series.

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